Benito T. De Leon

Benito T. De Leon


Benito Antonio Templo de León (born March 21, 1960) is a military officer of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) while a Roman Catholic was conferred the rare Muslim-Maranao honorary title of Sultan a Romapunut for his peace efforts. De León, presently holds the Army rank of a Colonel and is the Commander of the 104th Infantry (Sultan) Brigade, 1st Infantry (Tabak) Division, Philippine Army assigned in the Province of Lanao del Norte of Mindanao, the southern-island of the Philippines. He assumed command of the brigade after armed lawless groups pillaged the coastal towns of Kauswagan and Kolambugan on August 18, 2008. His unit is currently tasked to hunt down the outlaws, and assist in bringing stability to the region experiencing a lingering animosity between the Christian and Muslim folks.

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