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New AFP chief named

Army chief Lt. General Gapay named AFP Chief of Staff

MANILA – Malacanang confirmed the designation of Lt. General Gilbert Gapay as Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines effective August 3,2020.

Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Harry Roque said they expect General Gapay “to continue the reform initiatives of modernizing and professionalizing the armed forces while protecting our people and securing the state.”

Meanwhile, Major General Edgard Arevalo said the Armed Forces of the Philippines warmly welcomes the appointment of Lt. General Gilbert I. Gapay, the incumbent Commanding General of the Philippine Army as the 54th Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines replacing General Felimon Santos, Jr. who will retire from government service upon reaching the mandatory age of 56 on August 3,2020.

General Gapay graduated Valedictorian of the Philippine Military Academy “Sinagtala” Class of 1986 and rose continuously on all domains of operations from Operations, Intelligence, Civil Military Operations, Education and Training and resource management.

“His attributes of integrity and competence, his vast experience, gained expertise, management acumen, and his genuine interest of people are his assets in leading the AFP at the height f the pandemic and the peak of counter-terrorism operations,” General Arevalo, the AFP Spokesperson said. (Melo M. Acuña)

Lt. General Gilbert I. Gapay, Philippine Army chief named AFP Chief of Staff. (Philippine Army Photo)

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