NSFA, Panacan, Davao City – The Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines General Eduardo M. Año visited Eastern Mindanao Command at Naval Station Felix Apolinario, Panacan, Davao City noon of January 25, 2017.
General Año was accorded with Military Honors and received by Lt. General Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero, Commander of Eastern Mindanao Command.
In his visit, he comprehensively explained the new AFP Development Support and Security Plan “Kapayapaan” particularly the four strategic concepts which are the sustain military operations against terrorist groups, support to the peace process with peace-inclined groups, support to anti-criminality and drug syndicates, and support to national development.
Likewise, his visit provided him the opportunity to look into the present effort of the Command in sustaining its gains for peace, and its present disaster response after some of the Command’s area were affected by flood brought by torrential rains during the past days.
General Año also encouraged the troops to live with the honored tradition of Honor, Service and Patriotism and adhere to the International Humanitarian Law, the Rule of Law, and respect to Human Rights.
Gen. Año became a member of Team EastMinCom when he was the Commander of 10th Infantry Division based in Mawab, CVP before his assumption as Commanding General of the Philippine Army.
It was also the first visit of General Año after he assumed as Chief of Staff, AFP on December 7, 2016.