Unit Seal and Description/Symbolism (NHCP approved of available)
SALAKNIB is an Ilocano Word which means to protect. Objects used in the logo has its own meaning. There are 2 main parts of the logo.
The Sword symbolizes the main weapon in the battle field,
The Shield is used to defend against the enemy. These 2 main objects of logo are the most important things, a warrior must have. If these objects are present in the battle field a warrior is ready to fight and protect his country.
The number 95 is the newly created battalion and 5 stars represents the 5th Infantry Division.
Colors yellow, blue, red and white represent the Philippine flag.
President RODRIGO R DUTERTE has ordered the activation of ten (10) new Infantry Battalions for the Philippine Army during the Change of Command Ceremony of Chief of Staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines at Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City on 26 October 2017.
The 95th Infantry (SALAKNIB)Battalion was activated on 10 April 2018 pursuant HPA General Orders Number 211 dated 24 March 2018 and was assigned to 5th Infantry Division, Philippine Army. MGEN PERFECTO M REYMANDO JR AFP, Commander of the 5ID, PA designated LTC NOLITO A QUEMI INF (GSC) PA as the first Battalion Commander.
The Battalion is composed of 16 officers and 386 enlisted personnel who came from the different units of 5ID and the new privates who have just graduated from Candidate Soldiers Course Class 508 and 509 conducted by the 5th Division Training School.
The organizational training of the battalion was formally opened right after the activation ceremony and was conducted at 5DTS, 5ID, PA Camp Melchor F Dela Cruz, Brgy, Upi,Gamu, Isabela. The training evaluation was conducted on 4-8 June 2018 by the Mobile Battle Simulation Test Evaluation Team that was composed by officers and enlisted personnel from the Land Warfare Center, TRADOC, PA and Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Education and Training, G8, Philippine Army.
The Battalion passed the evaluation and is now waiting for its operationalization.
Lineage of Commander
LTC NOLITO A QUEMI INF (GSC) PA 24 March 2018 – 10 Dec 2018
MAJOR GLADIUZ C CALILAN INF (GSC) PA 10 Dec 2018 to Date