Al­berto is new Army chief

Manila Bulletin - - National News - By FRAN­CIS T. WAKE­FIELD

The Armed Forces of the Philip­pines (AFP) wel­comed the des­ig­na­tion of Ma­jor Gen­eral Ma­cairog Sabe­ni­ano Al­berto as the next Com­mand­ing Gen­eral of the Philip­pine Army (PA).

Al­berto will re­place out­go­ing Army chief Lieu­tenant Gen­eral Rolando Joselito D. Bautista, who is set to re­tire from the mil­i­tary ser­vice on Mon­day, at the age of 56.

No less than Pres­i­dent Duterte is ex­pected to grace the turn-over cer­e­mony to be held at the Philip­pine Army head­quar­ters in Fort Boni­fa­cio, Taguig City.

In a state­ment, AFP Spokesman Brig Gen Edgard Arevalo said Al­berto is a highly re­spected leader and com­man­der, hav­ing dis­tin­guished him­self in the field of com­bat, in­tel­li­gence, and civil mil­i­tary op­er­a­tions in var­i­ous ech­e­lons of the AFP hi­er­ar­chy.

Arevalo added that Al­berto is well­re­spected among sub­or­di­nates, peers, and more se­nior of­fi­cers of the now more than 98,000 Army troop­ers.

"He is known for his ded­i­cated, no non-sense, and pas­sion­ate ap­proach to mis­sion ac­com­plish­ment while en­sur­ing the wel­fare of the men and women un­der his com­mand," Arevalo said.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Philippines

© PressReader. All rights reserved.