FORT ANDRES BONIFACIO, Taguig City (DWDD) – Army Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Rolando Joselito D. Bautista bestowed awards to the members of his staff and selected personnel last Monday, October 8, 2018. He also took the opportunity to bid farewell to the personnel of the command.
CGPA awarded the members of the Conference Group Alpha composed of General, Personal, Special and Technical Staffs with Distinguished Service Medal. While the 24 Hijab Troopers, composed of selected women personnel who were deployed in Marawi received Military Commendation Medal for their significant role in peace-building and counter-violent extremism effort.
Meanwhile, a Command Plaque was also given to Major Senoron who was previously chosen and conferred by Metrobank Foundation as one of the Outstanding Filipinos for 2018 along with two other Army personnel who were semi-finalists of the same project.
CGPA who is set to vow from the service in a week time expressed his gratitude to all his staff, enlisted personnel and civilian employee of the command who in one way or the other strove and deliver their best in bringing the Army into a new height.
During his stint, various programs and projects were undertaken by the command to further improve its processes and systems as it focused to attain its vision of becoming a world class organization. Notably, it is during his time that the Philippine Army was inducted to the prestigious Palladium Balanced Scorecard Hall of Fame which he received from no less than Professor Robert S. Kaplan, Emeritus Professor at the Harvard Business School, United Kingdom in the early part of this year.
In his remarks, he said that, “always maintain your high state of discipline at all times, and let go of the things that may tainted the credibility and integrity of the organization. Leave no one behind in the fight for freedom and civil liberties. Lastly, I am very confident that we can still level-up our high trust rating and always pursue our visions that we are an Army that the Filipino people truly proud of.”
Subsequently, another event followed which is the launching of the Philippine Army Heritage Gallery which depicts Army’s rich history and tradition. The Gallery was another innovative project of CGPA which aims to unseal and share to the public the organization’s roots, tracing milestones that serve as the foundation of its growth. OACPA / MCAG