Lineage of Commanders

Pursuant to General Orders Number 153, GHQ, AFP dated 16 October 1972, the 5th Infantry Brigade (Separate) was organized as a major unit of the Philippine Army and, its Headquarters was based at Camp General Servillano A. Aquino in San Miguel, Tarlac, Tarlac. Brigadier General Miguel M Villamor AFP remained as the Commanding General of the 5th Infantry Brigade (Separate), Philippine Army and served in that capacity until 24 January 1974 when the unit was elevated to 5th Infantry Division, Philippine Army pursuant to General Orders Number 365, GHQ, AFP dated 24 January 1974.The Lineage of Commanders of the 5th Infantry Division, Philippine Army with Headquarters in Camp General Servillano A Aquino is as follows:

PICTURES NAME UNIT INCLUSIVE DATES
COL LEOPOLDO M ECHIVARRE 5IB, PA 28 JAN 48 -23 JAN 50
LTC NUMERIANO D CARREON 5IB, PA 23 JAN 50 – 17 APR 50
LTC AMANDO YLAGAN 5IB, PA 17 APR 50 -20 DEC 50
BGEN CLARO LIZARDO AFP 5IB, PA 20 DEC 50 – 27 DEC 50
BGEN CALIXTO DUQUE AFP 5IB, PA 27 DEC 50 – 09 JAN 51
BGEN MANUEL F CABAL AFP 5IB, PA 08 FEB 54 -01 AUG 55
BGEN NICANOR S VELARDE AFP 5IB, PA 30 JUN 57 -10 JUN 58
BGEN ALFONSO ARELLANO AFP 5IB, PA 09 JAN 51 -08 FEB 54
BGEN LEONCIO S TAN AFP 5IB, PA 01 AUG 55 – 30 JUN 57
MGEN BENJAMIN S MOLINA AFP 5IB, PA 10 JUN 58 – 03 NOV 58
BGEN OSCAR RIALP AFP 5IB, PA 03 NOV 58 – 28 FEB 62
BGEN ISAMAEL LAPUZ AFP 5IB, PA  28 FEB 62 -01 AUG 62
BGEN SIMPLICIO RIVERA AFP 5IB, PA 04 AUG 62 – 01 JAN 64
BGEN SEGUNDO L GAZMIN AFP 5IB, PA 01 JAN 64 – 08 JUN 64
COL BLAS A ALEJANDRE  5IB, PA 08 JUN 64 – 06 SEP 65
BGEN LUIS A VILLAREAL AFP 5IB, PA 06 SEP 65 – 29 OCT 65
BGEN ROMEO C ESPINO AFP 5IB, PA 29 OCT 65 – 16 JUN 66
BGEN ISAURO M SISON AFP 5IB, PA 16 NOV 66 –14 AUG 67
BGEN CESAR B JIMENEZ AFP 5IB, PA 14 AUG 67 -01 JAN 68
BGEN VICENTE TEVES AFP 5IB, PA 19 NOV 68 –31 AUG 68
BGEN GONZALO L BATAC AFP 5IB, PA 18 NOV 68 –31 AUG 69
BGEN PEDRO B RAMOS AFP 5IB, PA 31 AUG 69 -01 FEB 70
BGEN RAFAEL G ZAGALA AFP 5IB, PA 31 AUG 69 -01 FEB 70
COL GODOFREDO M CARREON 5IB, PA 01 FEB 70 -01 APR 70
BGEN FLORENCIO PALACIOS AFP 5IB, PA 01 APR 70 – 16 JAN 72
BGEN MIGUEL M VILLAMOR AFP 5IB/5ID, PA 24 JAN 72 –29 MAR 76
BGEN BENJAMIN G SANTOS AFP 5ID, PA 29 MAR 76 – 01 JUN 85 
BGEN ANTONIO PALAFOX AFP 5ID, PA 01 JUN 85 -25 FEB 86
BGEN MANUEL RIBO AFP 5ID, PA 25 FEB 86 -09 APR 86
BGEN FELIX BRAWNER AFP 5ID, PA 09 APR 86 -09 APR 87
BGEN MANUEL V CACANANDO AFP 5ID, PA 09 APR 87 -26 MAR 88
BGEN MANUEL Z DIZON AFP 5ID, PA  26 MAR 88 – 13 MAR 90
BGEN ORLANDO V SORIANO AFP  5ID, PA 13 MAR 90 – 05 JUL 91
BGEN EDGARDO E BATENGA AFP 5ID, PA  05 JUL 91 – 14 APR 94
MGEN ROMEO A PADIERNOS AFP 5ID, PA  14 APR 94 – 16 FEB 97
MGEN ANGELO T REYES AFP  5ID, PA 16 FEB 97 – 03 AUG 98
MGEN JAIME S DELOS SANTOS AFP  5ID, PA 03 AUG 98 – 12 NOV 99
MGEN RODOLFO C GARCIA AFP 5ID, PA  12 NOV 99 – 15 MAR 01
BGEN RODOLFO G ALVARADO AFP  5ID, PA 15 MAR 01 – 12 FEB 03
MGEN SAMUEL B BAGASIN AFP  5ID, PA 12 FEB 03 – 27 JAN 04
MGEN REYNALDO C ALCASID AFP  5ID, PA 27 JAN 04 – 15 OCT 04
BGEN ERICSON C AURELIO AFP 5ID, PA  15 OCT 04 – 01 MAY 06
BGEN ALEXANDER U YAPCHING AFP 5ID, PA  01 MAY 06– 17 OCT 06
MGEN ARMANDO L CUNANAN AFP  5ID, PA 17 OCT 06 – 23 JAN 07
MGEN RODRIGO F MACLANG AFP 5ID, PA  23 JAN 07 – 29 AUG 07
MGEN MELCHOR J DILODILO AFP 5ID, PA  29 AUG 07 – 19 JAN 09
MGEN NESTOR Z OCHOA AFP  5ID, PA 19 JAN 09 –17 NOV 09
MGEN ROMMEL A GOMEZ AFP 5ID, PA  17 NOV 09 – 17 SEP 12
BGEN ARNULFO J MARCOS AFP 5ID, PA  17 SEPT 12 –02 OCT 12
MGEN JOEL P IBAÑEZ AFP  5ID, PA 02 OCT 12 –12 FEB 14
BGEN RICARDO B JALAD AFP  5ID, PA 12 FEB 14 -04 APR 14
MGEN BENITO ANTONIO T DE LEON AFP  5ID, PA 04 APR 14 – 22 NOV 14
MGEN LYSANDER A SUERTE AFP  5ID, PA 22 NOV 14 – 22 AUG 16
MGEN PAUL TALAY ATAL AFP  5ID, PA 22 AUG 16 – 7 JAN 18
MGEN PERFECTO M RIMANDO JR AFP  5ID, PA 7 JAN 18 – PRESENT