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CAMP AGUINALDO, Quezon City—Marine Major General Edgard Arevalo formally relinquished his posts as Commander of the AFP Education, Training, and Doctrine Command and as AFP Spokesperson as he bows out after over 30 years of military service.
He was replaced by BGen Francisco Ariel Felicidario III as Commander of the AFPETDC in a joint Retirement and Change of Command Ceremony today, July 16, at the Tejeros Hall here.
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The AFP is saddened to confirm the death of Pvt Jesfel Mequiabas PA of Misamis Oriental who expired at 2:30 a.m. this 16 July 2021.
He is one of the critically wounded survivors of the C-130 mishap in Patikul, Sulu.
The AFP has reached out to his loved ones and his remains are being prepared to be transported to their home town.
A total of 50 have now died in this unfortunate incident, with 29 remains already identified and the other cadavers still undergoing the tedious process of identification to ensure that they are reunited to their families as soon as possible.///
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The Armed Forces of the Philippines welcomes the report of the Commission on Audit regarding the unclosed AFP bank accounts.
It stated that 20 bank accounts with book balance of P1,812,797,567.87 are being maintained with several banks.
The accounts mentioned are for the AFP Modernization Act Trust Fund-Central Office (AFPMATF), AFP Educational Benefit System Office (AFPEBSO), AFP Real Estate Office (AFPREO), and General Headquarters Central Office (GHQ-CO).
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The AFP acknowledges the Commission on Audit’s report on the 22 modernization projects which remained unfinished as of June 30, 2021.
There were delays in the implementation of some AFP Modernization Program Projects.
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CAMP AGUINALDO, QUEZON CITY – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Monday, July 12 received additional financial assistance allotted for the victims of the C-130 mishap in Sulu.
The AFP Vice Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Erickson Gloria accepted the donation from Congressman Eric Go Yap of ACT-CIS Partylist in a Handover Ceremony held at Silid Lapu-Lapu, here.
“This very timely financial assistance handed over today will be judiciously distributed to support the AFP personnel’s families who were victims of the tragic accident,” LtGen Gloria said on behalf of the AFP Chief of Staff General Cirilito Sobejana.
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