The 2ID band performing during the Heroes RockBattle of the Bands at AFP Theatre, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City on November 23, 2018.
Camp General Mateo Capinpin, Tanay, Rizal – The 2nd Infantry (JUNGLE FIGHTER) Division Band emerges as Heroes Rock over- all Champion during the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Battle of the Bands at AFP Theatre, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City on November 23, 2018.
They also won the award of Best in Original Composition with their song piece “Kabayanihan”.
Representing the Philippine Army, the 2IDbestedeight (8) other band entriesfrom the different AFP’s Branches of Service (Army, Air Forceand Navy), Area Commands (Southern Luzon Command and Western Mindanao Command) and the Civil Relations Service.
Secretary of National Defense Delfin N Lorenzana together with his wife awardedthe 100,000 pesos cash prize and a plaque to the champion. Furthermore, AFP Chief of Staff General Carlito G Galvez alsohanded the5,000 pesos and a keyboard piano to 2ID band for being the Best in Composition.
Major General Rhoderick M Parayno AFP, Commander of the Philippine Army's 2nd Infantry Division personally congratulated the 2ID band for their exemplary performance. He said that "The Jungle Fighters has once again proven and showcasedourtalents and skills not only during combat operations butalso when it comes to entertainment". Keep up the good work, he added.
Sargeant Malou Eslaga (lead vocalist), Sgt Ralphy Havana (back up singer), Pfc Clifordly Celestial (vocalist), Sgt Ramsis Habana (lead guitar), SSg Arnold Gallanosa (base guitar), Cpl Michael Marbella (pianist), and SSg Alexander Cabutotan (drummer)are the 2ID band members who joined the competition.
The Heroes Rock Battle of the Bands is a pre- anniversary activity of the AFP to honor the heroism and sacrifices of our soldiers while performing their mandated duty.///