PNoy ordered controversial revamps, AFP chief admits

THE series of revamps undertaken by the new leadership of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in less than two months is just part of efforts of putting the right man on the right job.

AFP chief Lt. Gen. Ricardo David said the revamps being undertaken in the AFP is also in consonance with the orders of President Benigno Simeon “PNoy” Aquino III of having a professional military organization.

“The marching order of the our President is to transform our Armed Forces, (to be) more responsive to our public,” David said in a recent interview with defense reporters in Camp Aguinaldo.

“Since that is the order of the President, we should reorganize,” David said.

He said the objective was to “put the right people on the right post.”

The AFP chief said that one of the objectives of the revamps, totalling to four, since President Aquino took over the government last June 30, was meant to improve the military operations and intelligence.

The series of revamps has left many officers of the AFP confused.

Former National Capital Regional Command (NCRCom) chief Rear Admiral Feliciano Angue was put on floating status for “complaining” and airing his gripes to the media instead following the process.

David said that Angue’s transfer to the Naval Forces Western Mindanao, a lower unit than the Ncrcom, was put in abeyance while the navy officer is being investigated for violating the AFP code of ethics.  Anthony Vargas


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