Philippine Army Order of Battle

Date Updated:
Saturday June 10, 2006

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Order of Battle

(Speculative and incomplete.)

The Philippine Army is
basically a territorial army with a few specialized designated maneuver units in
the composed of units of the Special Operations Command, the newly formed Light
Reaction Companies and the First Scout Ranger Regiment.  Unlike Philippine
Marine practice, Army units are basically tied to the areas they operate and
rarely deploy outside of it.  Designated maneuver forces are dependent on
the Air Force or the Navy for long range deployment across the Philippine

The Philippine
Army has some eight light infantry divisions with another one currently building up
from an independent brigade.  In addition, there are five 


one Artillery Brigade,

Armored Brigade
(Regiment?), one

Aviation Battalion

and a Special Operations Command (which the Scout Ranger Regiment is a part of).

In the Philippine Army, an infantry division normally has three brigades
with a total strength of some
5,000 men.

Each infantry battalion has a strength of some 500
men. Artillery and armored units are detached from their respective brigades
(which are basically training and holding organizations) and attached to each
division or brigade as requirements dictate.  The divisions in turn are
assigned to

Area Commands

Southern Luzon




Commands) which report
to the

General Headquarters, AFP


There is talk
that the Armored Brigade is to be expanded to a division size formation at the
expense of the special operations forces.

Headquarters, Philippine
Army, Fort Bonifacio, Makati, Metro Manila

Army Staff

General, PA

    Vice Commander, PA

    Chief of Staff, PA

Coordinating Staff
(Assistant Chiefs of Staff)


    Intelligence (G2)

    Operations (G3)

    Logistics (G4)

    Plans and Programs (G5)

    Comptrollership (G6)

    Civil Military Operations (G7)

    Training and Education (G8)

    Reservist and Retirees Affairs (G10)

    Communication-Electronics and Information Systems (G11)

Special and Technical Staff


    Dental Surgeon

    Chief Nurse

    Adjutant General

    Judge Advocate General

    Provost Marshal

    Chief of Engineers

    Chief Ordnance and Chemical Service

    Chief Artillery

    Chief Infantry

    Chief Quartermaster

    Chief Chaplain

    Army Modernization Program Management Office

    Military Personnel Office

Headquarters and
Headquarters Support Group, Fort Bonifacio, Makati, Metro Manila

Combat Units


1st Infantry
, Camp Major Cesar L. Sang-an, Pulacan, Labangan, Pagadian City,
Zamboanga del Sur


2nd Infantry Division
, Camp Gen. Mateo Capinpin, Tanay, Rizal


3rd Infantry Division
, Camp Gen. Macario G. Peralta Jr.,
Jamindan, Capiz


4th Infantry Division
, Camp Edilberto Evangelista, Cagayan de
Oro City, Misamis Oriental


5th Infantry Division
, Camp Upi, Echague, Gamu, Isabela


6th Infantry Division
, Camp BGen Gonzalo H. Siongco, Sitio
Awang, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Dinaig, Tacurong City, Maguindanao (next to Cotabato


7th Infantry Division
, Fort Ramon Magsaysay, Palayan City,
Laur, Nueva Ecija


8th Infantry Division
, Camp Vicente Lukban, Brgy. Maulong,
Catbalogan, Western Samar


9 Infantry Brigade
(Separate), [currently
being expanded into a divison],
Camp Canuto, Sagurong, Pili, Camarines Sur

Special Operations Command
(PASOCOM), Fort Ramon Magsaysay,
Palayan City, Laur, Nueva Ecija

    Light Armor Brigade (LABde), Camp O’Donnell, Capas, Tarlac

Combat Support Units


Engineering Brigade
, Camp Gen. Rigoberto Atienza, Libis, Lungsod, Quezon City,
Metro Manila


52nd Engineering Brigade
, Camp Natividad, Manolo Fortich,
Malaybalay, Bukidnon


53rd Engineering Brigade
, Cebu City, Cebu


54th Engineering Brigade
, Camp Pito Abat, Manaoag, Pangasinan


55th Engineering Brigade
, San Gabriel, Davao City, Davao del Sur


525th Engineering Construction Battalion

(S), Fort Bonifacio,
Makati, Metro Manila

    Signal Group

    Intelligence and Security Group, Fort Bonifacio, Makati,
Metro Manila

    Civil Affairs Group 


Army Aviation Battalion

Service Support Units

    Training and
Doctrine Command, Fort Ramon Magsaysay, Palayan City, Laur, Nueva Ecija

    Dental Service Center

    Army Support Command

    Finance Center

    Army Management Information Center

    Reserve Command, Camp Riego de Dios, Paradahan, Tanza, Cavite

There are 15 standby reserve
infantry divisions under Army Reserve Command, including:

Infantry Division (SRes), Western Visayas (affiliated with 3d Infantry Division)

    131st Infantry Division (SRes), Manila  Special Services Unit