Mayor Allan L. Rellon was adjudged as the 2017 Best Army Reservist Officer of the Philippines awarded no less than President Rodrigo Duterte in a fitting ceremony held at the Philippine Army Headquarters in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.
Mayor Rellon, who is the battalion commander of the 2201st Ready Reserve Infantry (Lawin) Brigade of the Philippine Army with a rank of lieutenant colonel, was recognized for his exemplary leadership in spearheading collaborative efforts with other local government units and non-government organizations in Tagum City and Davao del Norte in pursuing development projects that benefited communities under his jurisdiction.
As the battalion commander, Mayor Rellon’s area of jurisdiction includes Davao del Norte, Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental.
The bestowment of this prestigious award was done during the celebration of the 120th anniversary of the Philippine Army last April 4, 2017.
Joining President Duterte in awarding Mayor Rellon were Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and Lt. Gen. Glorioso Miranda, commanding general of the Philippine Army.
Mayor Rellon has been active in the Army Reserve Command under the Regional Community Defense Group XI since 1990 and had led efforts in expanding the strength of the reserve command especially in Davao del Norte.
His passion in this field started since he was still in the academe where he served as coordinator and instructor of Universty of Mindanao in 1990.
Six years ago, Mayor Rellon was also named as Hall of Fame Awardee of the Philippine Army for winning the following awards: AFP Reservist Officer for 2009, AFP Reservist Officer (Company Grade) for 2010 and 2011. Louie Lapat/CIO Tagum