Construction of ‘Bayani City’ Phases 1 and 2 for Scout Rangers completed

The Camp Tecson of the First Scout Ranger Regiment of the Philippine Army in San Miguel, Bulacan have now their own Military Operations on Urban Terrain (MOUT) Training Facilities as part of the ‘Bayani City’ being develop inside the camp. It was built through the technical assistance of the United States government and the funding through the ‘Tatag ng Imprastraktura para sa Kapayapaan At Seguridad’ or TIKAS Convergence Program of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Department of National Defense (DND). (Shane F. Velasco)

SAN MIGUEL, Bulacan – The construction of ‘Bayani City’ Phases 1 and 2 for the First Scout Ranger Regiment (FSRR), Philippine Army completed inside Camp Tecson in the outskirts of San Miguel town.


“Bayani City’ will be the home base of the Military Operations on Urban Terrain or MOUT Training Facilities dedicated to the troops of the FSRR.


MOUT is designed as a mock city to bring an environment for the troops on a variety of urban complexities.


This will also serve as a unique battlefield to train FSRR to prepare them on law enforcement to respond and recover from urban-based conflicts.


Regiment Commander Col. Isagani Criste, said that for 73 years, the FSRR has been a testament to the indomitable spirit of valor.


He also emphasized the reaffirmation of the FSRR’s commitment and dedication in fulfilling its mandate to better serve the nation.


These accomplishments, he said, will boost them to face future challenges with unyielding courage and leave an enduring impact to secure the state and its sovereignty.   


FSRR specializes in lethal skills for offensive small unit operations and surgical strikes and ideal missions where ordinary infantry units may not be suitable for the objectives.


Scout Rangers engaged in the Battle of Marawi in May up to its liberation in October 2017 against terrorists belonging to the Maute and Abu Sayyaf groups. This is the longest urban battle in modern Philippine history.


Col. Criste also reaffirmed that FSRR will continue to transform while performing its duties in its quest to professionalize its ranks, systems, procedures and mechanisms were enhanced as well as the massive efforts for modernization.


In ‘Bayani City’ Phase 1, among the major structures that already built are the four-storey tower of MOUT, a bunker and other related facilities on urban terrain conflict. It also includes a two-lane road within the MOUT.   


Department of Public Works and Highways o DPWH Bulacan Second District Engr. George Santos, said P24.1 million was spent for the construction of Phase 1 which was started in 2022.


Phase 2 of the project worth P9.7 million includes the construction of two units of a one-storey building with a roof deck, one unit two-storey building with a roof deck, and a 136.3 lineal meter road with a drainage system.


The funding allocation comes from the ‘Tatag ng Imprastraktura para sa Kapayapaan At Seguridad’ or TIKAS convergence program between the DPWH and the Department of National Defense (DND).


It aims to upgrade and modernize the vital facilities and infrastructure inside the military camps and bases under the supervision of the Armed Forces of the Philippines or AFP.


Meanwhile, the United States government has played a vital role on the manner of constructing the MOUT through its Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command o NAVFAC. This is part of fulfilling its commitment on the counterterrorism and security cooperation with the Philippines which was reiterated in 2017.


Furthermore, several structures are set to construct in Phase 3 of this ‘Bayani City’ such as fire station, police station, 3-storey building, 2-storey building, 1-storey building and tunnel.


‘Bayani City’ will also have various important structures in the pipeline that include chapel, school, hospital, public market, government building, a bridge and a mock ‘Slum area’.