CAMP AGUIALDO, Quezon City – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Thursday reported that a total of 544 minors were employed by Communist Terrorist Groups (CTGs) in armed conflict since 2010.
Data collected by the AFP Human Rights Office (HRO) from field units covering children involved in armed conflict provided factual and verifiable basis for the report. The figures which had been recorded as of date are expected to rise, as AFP units continue their inquiry and tender reports on the activities of non-state armed groups.
CAMP AGUINALDO, Quezon City — Miss Chinatown winners and candidates of Mrs. Universe Philippines paid a courtesy call on the AFP Chief of Staff General Gilbert I. Gapay on Wednesday, November 25.
Reigning Miss Chinatown Cassandra Chan and first runner-up Camille Buenaventura together with Mrs. Universe candidates Mrs. Cynthia Huang of San Juan and Mrs. Star Villanueva of Quezon City visited the AFP General Headquarters, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City. They were received by The Inspector General, AFP Lieutenant General Franco Nemesio Gacal who represented the AFP Chief of Staff.
CAMP AGUINALDO, Quezon City – The Commander of the AFP Northern Luzon Command (NOLCOM) Major General Arnulfo Marcelo Burgos Jr received his third star following his promotion to Lieutenant General on November 25, 2020.
AFP Chief of Staff General Gilbert Gapay administered the donning of ranks ceremony held at the AFP General Headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo.
General Gapay congratulated the newly-promoted general and lauded his leadership during and after the onslaught of the recent Typhoon Ulysses.
“His sense of urgency and responsibility enabled the command to immediately respond to our affected kababayans through rescue missions and relief operations. During those difficult times, NOLCOM was among the first to respond. This is just one of the many instances that make Lt. Gen. Burgos Jr. indeed a great leader,” General Gapay said.
The newly promoted NOLCOM Chief is an experienced officer when it comes to counter-insurgency operations.
Lieutenant General Burgos, a member of Philippine Military Academy “Maringal” Class of 1988 was the former commander of 2nd Infantry Division and 202nd Brigade. During his stint in 2ID, he was able to dismantle two guerilla fronts of the New People’s Army, the Southern Tagalog Regional Party Committee’s Guerilla Front Cesar which operates in the provinces of Rizal, Laguna, Quezon and Bulacan and the Guerilla Front Honda.
An eloquent public affairs officer, Lt. Gen. Burgos was also assigned as the Chief of the AFP Public Affairs Office.
Photo: SNI Viluan PN/ PAOAFP
CAMP AGUINALDO, Quezon City--Members of League of Parents of the Philippines joined calls to hold accountable leftist groups in Congress for their links to the communist terrorist group New People's Army.
Over 100 parents and supporters of the group positioned themselves at the Philippine Senate today, November 24, as the Senate Committee on National Defense holds an investigation on alleged red-tagging.
Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Gilbert Gapay virtually led the Change of Command Ceremony of Western Command on November 24 at Camp General Artemio Ricarte, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
Even as far from Manila to Palawan, the AFP Chief was able to virtually preside the ceremony, handing over the leadership of Western Command from Lieutenant General Erickson Gloria to Rear Admiral Ramil Roberto Enriquez.
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