Army’s 3ID gets new commander

first_img“Gustoko munang mag-relax after years na nasa trabaho tayo. Gusto ko mag-spendng time sa pamilya ko. Ilang taon na wala ako sa tabi nila dahil sa serbisyo saating taong bayan,” he told PanayNews. Dolina is turning over his post to hisAssistant Division Commander, Brigadier General Eric Vinoya. The turnover will be in Camp Peraltain Jamindan, Capiz. “I would like to thank lahat nang tumulong sa akin, included na ang media,” said Dolina. Vinoya’s post will be taken over byBrigadier General Alberto Desoyo, commander of the Philippine Army’s 301stInfantry Brigade based in Camp Hernandez, Dingle, Iloilo. ILOILO City – The commander of thePhilippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Division (3ID), Major General Dinoh Dolina, isretiring today, his 56th birthday. Dolina was a seasoned combat officerwho rose from the ranks, being a platoon leader, company commander, battalioncommander, and later as brigade commander of the 802nd Infantry Brigade inOrmoc City, Leyte. According to Dolina, he was “happyserving the Ilonggos.” Camp Peralta is the headquarters ofthe 3ID. His older brother was Police ChiefSuperintendent Asher Dolina, a graduate of PMA Class 1984 and Brigadier GeneralTirso Dolina, the Philippine Army chaplain. Dolina had been chief of the Army’sOffice of the Legislative Affairs, General Headquarters.A native of Palo,Leyte, Dolina was a member of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Class 1985had two other brothers in the armed service. For two years Dolina spearheaded the3ID which covered Panay and Negros islands. Dolina intimated there was an offerfor a government civilian post for him but he declined. He said he wanted tospend time with his family. He became the 3ID commander on Dec.29, 2017. As then assistant division commander, he replaced the retiring MajorGeneral Jon Aying (now mayor of Saram Iloilo). He had served various significantpositions in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to include being Chiefof Staff of the General Headquarters and Headquarters Service Command. Under Dolina, the 3ID kept WesternVisayas generally peaceful vis-à-vis the insurgency problem. Several rebelseither surrendered or were captured. He was also the Chief of Morale andWelfare Division, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, J1, andAssistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, G2, 8th Infantry Division,Philippine Army./PNlast_img

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