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Central Philippine University Honors Alumni Achievers

Central Philippine University Alumni Association Incorporated (CPUAAI) honors alumni achievers for their exemplary achievement in the field of military service, specifically in the Armed Forces of the Philippines, during the 114th Founding Anniversary. The honorees were recognized during the Alumni Homecoming and General Assembly held at Rose Memorial Hall, Central Philippine University campus, September 28th.

The alumni honorees are Major General Tyne T. Baňas AFP, Assistant Division Commander of the 4th Infantry (Diamond) Division, Philippine Army, Camp Evangelista, Cagayan de Oro; Major General Reuben S. Basiao AFP, Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, J2, Armed Forces of the Philippines, GHQ, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City; Major General Samuel G. Gotico AFP, Inspector General of the Philippine Air Force, Villamor Air Base, Pasay City; Brigadier General Stephen Parreňo AFP, Wing Commander of the 220th Airlift Wing, Philippine Air Force, Gen Benito N Ebuen Air Base, Lapu Lapu City; Brigadier General Ezra James P. Enriquez AFP, Commander of the 2nd Mechanical Infantry (Magbalantay) Brigade, Mechanized Infantry Division, Philippine Army; and Brigadier General Custodio J. Parcon AFP.

Those who attended were Brigadier General Ezra James P. Enriquez, Major General Reuben S. Basiao, Major General Tyne T Bañas, and Brigadier General Custodio J. Parcon. Other honorees were represented by their family members.

Brigadier General Custodio J. Parcon is a recipient of the Philippines’ highest military award, the Medal of Valor. Moreover, the highlight of the recognition was Brigadier General Custodio Parcon’s donation of his Medal of Valor to Central Philippine University, his Alma Mater.

“Ang kaisog namon naghalin sa pagtuo sa Ginoo” states Brigadier General Custodio Parcon, acknowleding the Christian values he learned from his Alma Mater. Brigadier General Parcon was pivotal in leading the Marines in retrieving kidnap victim Anthony Luis Biel, a five year old held hostage by members of the breakaway faction of the Moro National Liberation Front. During the same year, Spanish Claretian missionary priest Bernardo Blanco was also abducted but managed to escape captors a few months later. Parcon lead the Marines in their pursuit against the Abu Sayyaf and was able to rescue Biel. The following year, Parcon was given the Medal of Valor.

Brigadier General Custodio J. Parcon is a recipient of the Philippines’ highest military award, the Medal of Valor. Moreover, the highlight of the recognition was Brigadier General Custodio Parcon’s donation of his Medal of Valor to Central Philippine University, his Alma Mater.

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