CAMP GEN EMILIO AGUINALDO, Quezon City (DWDD) – Newly-designated Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippine Lt Gen Eduardo Año refusd to reveal any names as his possible replacement as Commanding General of the Philippine Army.
According to Gen Año, what he could only say is that there are three Army Lieutenant Generals are in contention
Año added that the decision is still up for approval by the President and AFP Commander in Chief Rodrigo Duterte.
General Año is a member of Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Class of 1983, the same as his predecessor, Gen. Ricardo Visaya.
Meanwhile, the new AFP chief has denied setting any deadline on various focused military operations against terror / bandit groups like the Abu Sayyaf, the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), and the Maute Group.
He assured the public that the AFP will do its best in its peace and security efforts, despite not setting any deadline, since full efforts are in progress.
“We will continue the focused military operations in those areas. Resources will be pushed forwads to support our troops. Adjustment will be made based on the assessment of the ground commanders,” Año added. AES / MCAG