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6th Infantry Division (Philippines)

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Country  Philippines
Type  Infantry
Branch  Philippine Army
6th Infantry Division (Philippines)
Active  January 03, 1942 - June 30, 1946 (as 6th Infantry Division, PCA) October 24, 1987 - Present
Role  Conventional Warfare, Anti-Guerrilla Operations
Size  4 Brigades, 13 Battalions. Total is 8000+ soldiers

The 6th Infantry Division, Philippine Army, was re-established on October 24, 1987 by the Armed Forces of the Philippines, with Brig. General Gonzalo H. Siongco as the first Commanding General assigned in its headquarters in Awang, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao. Popularly known as the Kampilan Division, the 6th Infantry Division is one of the Philippine Army's Infantry units in Central Mindanao.



The Signal unit of the 6th Military Division, manned by 2Lt Ludovico Arroyo Bañas, was responsible in successfully making the first radio contact with the US War Department through the USAFFE command in Australia, months after the United States Armed Forces was disbanded in the Philippines. This first radio contact affirmed the continuous existence of Filipino resistance forces against the Japanese, thereby providing the US and Philippine Commonwealth Forces important data for the liberation of the Philippines. This enabled the forwarding of intelligence regarding Japanese forces in the Philippines to SWPA command as well as consolidating the once sporadic guerrilla activities and allowing the guerrillas to help in the war effort.

6th Infantry Division, Philippine Army during the Post-War Era

On September 15, 1945, after the liberation of the Philippines by the combined American and Philippine Commonwealth military forces, the 6th Infantry Division, Philippine Army was deactivated.

After the World War II, the 6th Infantry Division was incorporated with the Philippine Army's Infantry units in Central Mindanao. It was later given the official name as the Kampilan Division.


  • Anti-guerrilla operations against the New People's Army, and MILF.
  • Counter-terrorism operations against the ASG and the JI.
  • Operation Darkhorse
  • References

    6th Infantry Division (Philippines) Wikipedia