Ex-media man turned Army officer is now new 3ID spox

By: Jennifer P. Rendon

A former media practitioner is now the new face and voice of the Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Division.

Captain Cenon Pancito III was designated 3ID spokesperson and chief of the Division Public Affairs Office (DPAO).

He succeeded Captain Eduardo Precioso Jr., who’s now with the 3ID Civil Military Operations (CMO).

Pancito, a member of Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Class 2006, said he was surprised to be given such a task since he was just assigned at the 3ID headquarters on October 2018.

Prior to his new assigned, he was the assistant chief of staff of the 3ID’s Communication, Electronics and Information System.

But while it was a job that he foresaw, Pancito said he might be destined to be working with the persons close to his heart.

Before entering the PMA, Pancito was a Mass Communications student at Asian Development Foundation College in Tacloban City.

While a student at PMA, he did radio hosting during Saturdays in Baguio City.

In fact, he is a member of the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP).

“I love the broadcasting industry and by this new task is still another paradigm shift in my career,” he said.

Pancito said he looked forward to be working with the media, whom he recognized, will bridge the gap between the Philippine Army and the public.