CAMP AGUINALDO, Quezon City – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) accorded military funeral honors to the late former President Noynoy Aquino as military camps fired simultaneous gun salutes on Saturday, June 26.
A brigade-sized Arrival Honors was rendered to the past Commander-in-Chief at the Manila Memorial Park while the military band played the National Anthem as the Nation's salute to its former leader.
Our country mourns the loss of former PRESIDENT BENIGNO AQUINO III.
As the 15th President of the country, PRESIDENT AQUINO bore a cross, so few are willing and capable of, as it entailed the biggest sacrifice Filipinos could ever dream to give for their country. Through him and in him we saw our collective strength and resolve to do and achieve what is best for our country, a responsibility that is not without great cost to a person's mind, body, and spirit.
CAMP AGUINALDO, Quezon City – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Friday rendered traditional gun salute in military camps to honor the late former President and Commander-in-Chief, Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III.
“We give our Former President and Commander-in-Chief our snappiest salute and our pledge to continue to perform our mandate. The banner of his legacy will continue to fly on the hallowed grounds of our camps anywhere in the country,” AFP Chief of Staff General Cirilito Sobejana said in a statement.
No words can describe our sadness for the Philippine Air Force personnel who were killed in the Blackhawk S70i mishap of the 205th Tactical Wing.
We extend our sincerest condolences to their families and offer assistance of any kind in this time of grief.
The chopper was undergoing night flying proficiency last night, June 23 when it failed to return to Clark Air Base, Pampanga.
Night proficiency training is part of our Air Force’s extensive preparation for both aircraft and crew prior its deployment to the different Unified Commands.
The search, rescue and retrieval operation for the crew and aircraft are currently working in earnest as we speak.
An investigation is underway to uncover the circumstances of the incident.
Again, we extend our sincerest condolences to the families of the brave pilots and airmen. ///
CAMP AGUINALDO, Quezon City – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) received about Php2.7 million worth of Information Technology (IT) and multimedia equipment from the Australian Government on Wednesday, June 23.
The AFP Chief of Staff General Cirilito Sobejana officially received the donation in a ceremony held at Camp Aguinaldo canopy area.
“With these newly donated IT and multimedia equipment, the AFP will be able to amplify its capability of preventing and countering violent extremism, here in our country,” General Cirilito Sobejana said.
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