AFP designates new chief for Region IV-A

May 05, 2019

Camp Capinpin, Tanay, Rizal  -- The Philippine Army’s 2nd Infantry Division (Jungle Fighter) Division has designated  Brigade Gen. Elias Escarcha  to replace 2nd Infantry Division Major General Rhoderick Parayno,  who will retire after 38 years in the military service.

Parayno, who reached the mandatory retirement age of 56,  is from  PMA “Sangdiwata” Class1985 while incoming  Escarcha belongs to PMA “Sinagtala” Class of 1986.

Parayno served as Congkod commander of 201st (KABALIKAT) Brigade based in Quezon province and Escarcha will  serve as 38th commander in Region IV-A including Mimaropa  (Mindoro-Marinduque-Romblon-Palawan).

Parayno thanked his supporters and colleagues at the Philippine Army  as he appealed to his subordinates to support his program and projects under the leadership of Escarcha.