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Maasinhon officer grateful for 2017 TOPS nomination

June 3 - 9, 2017

TACLOBAN CITY- Army major Arturo M. Dumalagan, of the Office of Civil Military Operations, 8th Infantry Division based in Camp Lukban, Catbalogan City, has expressed his thanks for the support he got from the public after he was included in the final list of eligible nominees for this year’s The Outstanding Philippine Soldiers (TOPS).

The 42-year old military officer, a native of Maasin City, is the only nominee coming from Eastern Visayas and the only reserved officer who was included in the list.

Dumalagan, who has been in the service for 17 years already, started in the service as enlisted personnel before he became an officer.

He served two years and a half serving as enlisted army personnel. His previous posts include being the Civil Military Operation Officer of 65th Infantry Battalion, 9th Infantry Division, stationed at Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur.

“To be included (in the TOPS nomination list) is rare and a great honor already,” Dumalagan said.

The eldest among 9 siblings, Dumalagan grew up in a family of farmers. He finished his studies and rose from his military career through sheer determination and hard work.

As part of his job, Dumalagan has been in the forefront in bringing an end to the insurgency problem in the region, urging everyone that “shining moments” will come to those people and communities who would throw away communism ideology and start to adopt a peaceful life with the support from the government.

The TOPS nomination is one of the component search programs for the prestigious 2017 Ten Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos Awards this September.

Four teachers, three soldiers, and three police officers who have shown remarkable contributions to their respective fields, will be recognized during the event. (By: Ronald O. Reyes)






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