Ex-military chief sa DND, NSC ‘good for coordination’ – AFP spox

Ex-military chief sa DND, NSC ‘good for coordination’ – AFP spox

January 16, 2023 @ 2:05 PM 2 weeks ago


MANILA, Philippines – Makabubuti para sa koordinasyon ang pagkakaroon ng dalawang dating military chief sa Department of National Defense (DND) at National Security Council (NSC), ayon kay AFP spokesperson Col. Medel Aguilar sa panayam nitong Lunes, Enero 16.

Ani Aguilar, ito ay dahil taglay-taglay ng mga ito ang mentalidad ng isang sundalo na nakatuon sa misyon na itinalaga sa mga ito.

Ang tinutukoy niya ay ang pagkakatalaga ni Pangulong Ferdinand Marcos Jr. kay dating AFP Chief of Staff Carlito Galvez bilang Defense Secretary at ni Eduardo Año bilang National Security Adviser.

“We know how military officers work, they are (focused) onto the mission, they will do everything to make sure the mission is accomplished. I think that’s one advantage that you can factor in when you talk about military officers even if they are already retired because we are used in mission accomplishment, that is our bread and butter everyday,” aniya.

Mayroon din umano silang mabuting ugnayan kay Año kahit noong namumuno pa ito sa Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) sa ilalim ni dating pangulong Rodrigo Duterte.

“I think it’s more on the relationship because we’ve been working with Secretary Año since he was a military officer, he became the commanding general of the Philippine Army, chief of staff of the [AFP], and even when he occupied the position of DILG secretary,” pagbabahagi pa ni Aguilar.

“So it’s been a continuing working relation with him that we can nurture,” dagdag nito.

Kaugnay ng pag-alis ni Clarita Carlos bilang pinuno ng NSC, nilinaw naman ni Aguilar na kwalipikado naman ito sa nasabing posisyon dahil minsan na rin itong namuno sa National Defense Council of the Philippines.

“Professor Carlos was very welcome in the security sector, of course there could be some individuals who may not have a good relationship with her, but as far as the organization is concerned, we are professional and therefore we are going to deal with whoever is designated by the President as National Security Adviser,” paglilinaw niya.

“It was not a factor I think because Professor Carlos was once the president of the National Defense Council of the Philippines, where national security is discussed heavily, so that should not be a factor to be considered because I think she is also qualified,” dagdag pa ni Aguilar. RNT/JGC