Army’s 11th IB has new commander

Lieutenant Colonel Roderick Salayo assumes as the new 11th IB commander, replacing Colonel Ramir Redosendo during the turnover of command presided by Major General Eric Vinoya, 3ID commander at Barangay Salag, Siaton, Negros Oriental Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of 11th IB)

By Glazyl Y. Masculino


BACOLOD City – Lieutenant Colonel Roderick Salayo was designated as the new commander of the Army’s 11th Infantry Battalion (IB) replacing Colonel Ramir Redosendo.

Major General Eric Vinoya, commander of 3rd Infantry Division (ID), led the change of command at Barangay Salag, Siaton, Negros Oriental last Tuesday.

Salayo served as the executive officer of the 301st Infantry (Bayanihan) Brigade of the 3ID based in Dingle, Iloilo prior to his recent assignment.

He is a member of the Philippine Military Academy “Kaakibat” class of 2001.

In his message, Salayo assured to sustain the gains and efforts of the previous leadership with the help of their partner stakeholders.

“I know the 11th IB will perform better in the peace and development efforts here in Negros Oriental,” he added.

Redosendo lauded their partners for their strengthened convergence with the Army during his stint.

He also thanked the 11th IB personnel before his transfer to 3ID headquarters in Jamindan, Capiz.

Among the accomplishments of Redosendo during his stint was the neutralization of seven members of the New People’s Army (NPA), confiscation of 14 firearms, arrest of nine wanted persons, and the dismantling of Southeast Front of Komiteng Rehiyon Negros, Cebu, Bohol, and Siquijor (SEF, KR-NCBS).

Vinoya encouraged the unit together with the new battalion commander to maintain a high level of professionalism as a soldier and continue winning against the myriad of threat forces in Negros Oriental.

“I urge all Lapu-Lapu Troopers to continue giving out their best, if not perform better, with your new leadership,” Vinoya said.

He also urged them to accord the same level of support to the incoming commander, as peace and security tasks become more challenging by the day.