Lt. Gen. Bautista, bagong hepe ng AFP
INANUNSYO kanina ng Malakanyang ang pagkakatalaga kay Lieutenant General Emmanuel T. Bautista bilang Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) epektibo Enero 20, 2013.
Papalitan ni Bautista si General Jessie D. Dellosa na nakatakdang magretiro sa Enero 17, 2013.
Si Lt. Gen. Bautista ay kasalukuyang Commanding General of the Philippine Army bukod pa sa nagsilbi siyang bilang Commander of the 3rd Infantry Division ng Philippine Army.
Nagtapos sa Philippine Military Academy’s “Dimalupig” Class of 1981, natapos ni Bautista ang kanyang Masters in Public Administration sa University of the Philippines, Diliman.
“We thank outgoing AFP Chief of Staff Dellosa for having served the country and our uniformed personnel with exemplary dedication and commitment. We look forward to the stint of the incoming AFP Chief of Staff in continuing the reforms set in motion by the President and implemented by his predecessors in advancing the interests of our soldiers and the enhancement of the defense capabilities of our country,” ayon kay Deputy Presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte.