Armed Forces of the Philippines personnel assigned and on duty in Camp Aguinaldo together with the AFP Vice Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Erickson Gloria and their families celebrated Christmas and started the celebration with a Christmas Eve Mass.

The mass was presided by the Military Ordinariate of the Philippines, Bishop Oscar Jaime Florencio held at the Lapu-Lapu Grandstand in Camp Aguinaldo, December 24.

In his Christmas message, the AFP Chief of Staff General Gilbert Gapay said, “For all that we have worked hard for this year, we deserve to celebrate this Christmas season with a sense of accomplishment. However, let us not lull in complacency and must instead continue to strive so we can better serve our country and our people. I wish every one of you and your families a meaningful celebration of the Yuletide Season. May you be blessed and be a blessing to others.”

Photo: SN1 Viluan PN/ PAOAFP