1502nd Infantry Brigade (Ready Reserve)

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1502 Infantry Brigade (Ready Reserve)
1502 Brigada de Infanteria de Reserva Activa (Ligera)
1502nd Infantry Brigade (Ready Reserve) Unit Seal.jpg
Unit Seal of the 1502nd Infantry Brigade (Ready Reserve).
Active20 July 2006 – Present
CountryPhilippines Philippines
AllegiancePhilippines Republic of the Philippines
BranchPhilippine Army
TypeLaang Kawal Seal.jpg Army Reserve
Philippine Army Infantry BC.jpg Light Infantry Brigade
RoleConventional and Unconventional Warfare, Guerrilla warfare, Counter-guerrilla Operations, SAR and CSAR, Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation Operations, Civil-Military Operations and Civil-military Co-operations, Spec-Ops, MOUT
Size3 Ready Reserve Battalions and 1 Headquarters & Headquarters Service Company
Part ofUnder the 15th Infantry Division (Ready Reserve)
Garrison/HQMMC Compound, City Hall Complex, Quezon City
Nickname(s)"QC RR Brigade"
  • "Paratus et Fidelis"
  • "Ready and Loyal"
  • "Handa at Tapat"
  • "Firme y Leal"
Mascot(s)Red Lion
Anniversaries20 July
DecorationsPresidential Unit Citation (Philippines) Streamer.png
Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation Badge
Sergeant MajorPhilippine Army Master Sergeant Rank Insignia (Designated Command Sergeant Major).jpg MSg James Marcel Simon (Res) PA
Search and Rescue Tab
The AFP Search and Rescue Tab.jpg
CMO Operator Tab
The AFP Civil Military Operations Tab.jpg
Philippine Army Infantry Branch Insignia
Philippine Army Infantry BC.jpg
Laang Kawal Seal
Laang Kawal Seal.jpg

The 1502nd QC Ready Reserve Brigade, 15th Infantry Division (Ready Reserve), ARESCOM, known officially as the QC Ready Reserve Brigade, is one of the brigades of the Philippine Army Reserve Command, which is organic to the 15th Infantry Division (Ready Reserve).[1]


BGen HERBERT M BAUTISTA MNSA (GSC) RES PA together with LTC SAL G DUMABOK MNSA (RES) GSC PA, and then TSg Virgilio S Ferrer II (Res) PA inspect the troops prior to deployment for Rehabilitation Operations on areas affected by TS Ketsana.

The 1502IBde(RR) traces it roots from the now defunct 1st (QUEZMAR) Ready Reserve Battalion, which was the very first "Ready Reserve" Battalion organized when the 1302nd Community Defense Center was activated. As the unit began to build up troops through ROTC and BCMT, it grew into a brigade-sized unit, which necessitated the activation of a new unit to handle the number of reservists being activated.[2]

The unit, as part of the 15ID(RR), ARESCOM, was later re-designated as a Ready Reserve One (RR1) unit by the NCRRCDG, ARESCOM in 2010 due to the demand for a ready quick reaction force that could augment and provide manpower to then NCRCOM of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.[3]

The unit is still part of Joint Task Force-NCR and currently serves as a frontline unit, especially during times of calamity, and national emergencies.[4]


  • Base for expansion of the Regular Force in the event of war, invasion or rebellion within its AOP.
  • Assist the Government in Relief and Rescue Operations in the event of Calamities or Disasters.[4]
  • Assist the Government in Socio-economic development and environmental concerns.[3]
  • Assist in the operation and maintenance of essential government and private utilities (e.g. power, telecommunications, water).

Mobilization Center[edit]

The 1502nd Infantry Brigade's mobilization center is the 1302nd Community Defense Center, NCRRCDG, ARESCOM which is based inside the AFP Peacekeeping Operations Center at Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Barangay Socorro, Quezon City.

It is strategically located near the headquarters of the AFP Joint Task Force-National Capital Region allowing the Task Force to readily deploy the unit at any time during a declaration of State of emergency by the national government.


Base units[edit]

Line units[edit]

Lineage of Commanding Officers[edit]


  • Security Augmentation – ASEAN Regional Summit (11 Jan 2007 – 14 Jan 2007)
  • Disaster SAR, Relief and Rehabilitation Operations (TF Ondoy)[6] (27 Sep 2009 – 15 Oct 2009)
  • Medical and Dental Civic-Action Program (MEDCAP) (Nagkaisang Nayon) (25 Oct 2009)
  • Security Operations OPLAN Kaluluwa (TF Casper) (21 Oct 2009 – 2 Nov 2009)
  • Battalion Assembly Test (201IB(RR)) (21 Nov 2009)
  • Medical and Dental Civic-Action Program (MEDCAP) (UP Village) (13 Dec 2009)
  • Organizational Training (HHC) (1st Quarter 2010)
  • Fire and Emergency Drill (QC Hall) (12 Mar 2010)
  • Fire Search and Rescue Operations (TF Damayang Lagi) (25 Apr 2010 – 26 Apr 2010)
  • Security Operations (TF HOPE) (2010 Elections)[7] (9 May 2010 – 12 May 2010)
  • Security Operations OPLAN Kaluluwa (TF Casper) (31 Oct 2010 – 2 Nov 2010)
  • Disaster SAR, Relief and Rehabilitation Operations (TF Habagat) (25 Jun 2011 – 26 Aug 2011)
  • Disaster SAR, Relief and Rehabilitation Operations (TF Habagat)[8] (5 Aug 2012 – 12 Aug 2012)
  • Disaster SAR, Relief and Rehabilitation Operations (TF Maring) (16 Aug 2013 – 24 Aug 2013)
  • Relief Operations (TF Yolanda)[9] (6 Nov 2013 – 15 Nov 2013)
  • Standby Augmentation Force (Ormoc) (TF Yolanda)[9] (6 Nov 2013 – 15 Nov 2013)
  • Organizational Training (HHC) (1st Quarter 2014)
  • Disaster SAR, Relief and Rehabilitation Operations (TF Glenda) (16 Jul 2014 – 17 Jul 2014)
  • Disaster SAR, Relief and Rehabilitation Operations (TF Mario) (19 Sep 2014 – 21 Sep 2014)

Awards and Decorations[edit]

Campaign Streamers[edit]

Award Streamer Streamer Name Operation Date Awarded Reference
Presidential Unit Citation (Philippines) Streamer.png Presidential Unit Citation Badge SAR/DRR Ops, TS Ketsana 4 February 2010 General Orders No. 112, GHQ-AFP, dtd 4 Feb 2010
Presidential Unit Citation (Philippines) Streamer.png Presidential Unit Citation Badge General Elections, Philippines 1 July 2010 General Orders No. 641, GHQ-AFP, dtd 1 July 2010


Military Badge Badge Name Operation Date Awarded Reference
AFP HOPE Badge.png
AFP Election Duty Badge General Elections, Philippines 21 May 2010 General Orders No. 513, GHQ-AFP, dtd 21 May 2010


See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.timawa.net/forum/index.php?topic=18717.0
  2. ^ The Command Adjutant, General Orders Nr. 233, 2006, Headquarters Army Reserve Command.
  3. ^ a b http://groundreport.com/philippines-dellosa-directs-afp-tap-reservists-in-bayanihan-plan/
  4. ^ a b http://reliefweb.int/report/philippines/afp-reservists-help-lgus-disaster-response
  5. ^ http://quezoncity.gov.ph/index.php?option=com_content&id=216:the-mayor
  6. ^ "1,000 soldiers join rescue operations in Metro Manila, 3 provinces". The Philippine Star. 2009-09-28. Retrieved 2009-12-09.
  7. ^ http://www.timawa.net/forum/index.php?topic=22746.0 Articles and Pictures of TF HOPE (2010)
  8. ^ "SitRep No.1 re Effects of Southwest Monsoon Enhanced by TS "Haikui"" (PDF). National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. 7 August 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 August 2012. Retrieved 7 August 2012.
  9. ^ a b Typhoon Haiyan#International response
  • General Orders Nr 233, HARESCOM dtd 20 July 2006
  • Training Committee, SBCMT Manual, 2006, 1502IBDE.