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CAMP AGUINALDO, Quezon City--The Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Cirilito Sobejana presided over his final Command Conference Wednesday, July 7, where he gave his guidance to the military moving forward.
"The AFP gained substantial accomplishments for the past months. Despite this, we must endeavour to continue our momentum to achieve more meaningful milestones," General Sobejana said.
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CAMP AGUINALDO, Quezon City – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Wednesday positively identified 19 of the 49 military personnel who died in the ill-fated C-130 plane crash three days ago in Sulu.
Identified were Major Emmanuel Makalintal, Major Michael Vincent Benolerao, First Lieutenant Joseph Hintay, Technical Sergeant Mark Anthony Agana, Technical Sergeant Donald Badoy, Staff Sergeant Jan Neil Macapaz, Staff Sergeant Michael Bulalaque, and Sergeant Jack Navarro from the Philippine Air Force.
Also named were Captain Higello Emeterio from the AFP Medical Corps and First Lieutenant Sheena Alexandria Tato from the AFP Nurse Corps.
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CAMP AGUINALDO, Quezon City – The President of the Republic of the Philippines on Monday conferred military awards to soldiers who were wounded and killed-in-action following the ill-fated C-130 plane crash in Sulu.
President Rodrigo Duterte visited the Western Mindanao Command in Zamboanga City two days after the unfortunate event to personally award the Order of Lapu-Lapu with the Rank of Kampilan to wounded-in-action personnel at Camp Navarro General Hospital.
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CAMP AGUINALDO, Quezon City – Soldier-athletes Eumir Felix Marcial and Hidilyn Diaz on Tuesday said they will offer their fight in the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics in honor of their comrades who were injured and died in the crashed C-130 aircraft.
“We offer our best performance in our respective events to our countrymen and our fellow soldiers, especially those who suffered in the tragic C-130 plane crash,” said Marcial.
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PATAG, Cagayan de Oro City – Major General Romeo Saturnino Brawner Jr assumed as the new Commander of the 4th Infantry (Diamond) Division, Philippine Army during the Change of Command Ceremony held yesterday, July 5, 2021 at the Headquarters 4ID, Camp Evangelista, Patag, Cagayan de Oro City.
MGen Brawner Jr, a native of Baguio City and member of Philippine Military Academy “Makatao” Class of 1989, replaced Major General Andres C Centino, the recently installed Commanding General of the Philippine Army through a traditional Change of Command Ceremony presided by General Cirilito E Sobejana, the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
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