Drift... here is the 'new' website of 4th 'Diamond' Inf Division :http://www.diamondtroopers.com/
Camp Evangelista in Patag, Cagayan de Oro is currently being 'renovated'. Squatter houses within the camp were finally demolished. The main road which divides the admin offices and the grandstand is being concreted. On the grandstand and parade ground are a couple of 'static' armored guards -- V150S and AIFV. The parade ground can also be used as landing area for PAF choppers. Aside from being the base of 4ID, Camp Evangelista also 'houses' Fort Armor which is the admin base for 5th Light Armor 'Kalasag' Battalion. 5th LAB, LAD is OpCon with 4ID, and their LA Coys are directly with the brigades. 5LAB also does minor maintenance for some of its units within their compound.
M113 ACAV are mostly deployed in the field as mobile fire support and as APC. Fondly and simply called by our operators and soldiers as 'APC'. It is said that the APC is the most feared armored vehicle by the MNLF and MILF, that is why they are mostly at the frontlines. Feared -- because since the start of their rebellion in the early 1970's, they have been and still are fighting this vehicle and are not 'gaining' on it.picture borrowed from LAD website
There are some field modification to the ACAV tube. Some added additional diagonal plate to the frontal armor to protect the turret gunner from snipers. Others have welded added-rear armored plates to completely protect the gunner. Note that the original ACAV tube only has flat frontal and curved sides armor -- the gunner hatch serves as the rear armor protection.