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AFP assures continuing change in leadership

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said Monday major changes in its leadership goes on amid trying times.

This is in pursuit of continuity and progressive changes within the ranks of its military organization after Malacañan Palace approved the designation of two Generals and one Senior Officer to key positions in the AFP.

Major General Romulo M. Bambao will assume the post as the Commander of the Special Operations Command, Philippine Army (PA). He is the current Commander of the 2nd Infantry “Jungle Fighter” Division (ID), PA based in Tanay, Rizal.

A member of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) “Matapat” Class of 1979, Bambao held positions of major responsibilities including the Commanding Officer of the 34th Military Intelligence Company, 1ID, PA; Commanding Officer of the 16th Infantry Battalion (IB), 2ID, PA; Chief of Staff of Southern Luzon Command, AFP; and Chief of Staff, National Capital Region Command, AFP.

Replacing Bambao is Major General Eduardo D. Del Rosario who will assume the post as the Commander of the 2nd Infantry Division, PA.

Presently, Del Rosario is the Commander of the Civil Relations Service of the AFP. Prior to that, he was assigned as the Army Internal Auditor and Commander of the 1003rd Brigade, 10th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army. He was a member of the “Mapitagan” Class of 1980 in the Philippine Military Academy.

Colonel Donato B. San Juan will assume as the new Commander of Special Forces Regiment (Airborne), PA.

He is the current Assistant Chief of Staff for Personnel, G1 of the Philippine Army. San Juan is a member of the PMA “Maharlika” Class of 1984.

“What separates these positions from all other major units of the AFP is its specialization and importance. These field units at the forefront of our internal security operations indeed require the management of well-experienced and knowledgeable heads. The succession of these newly-appointed officers will surely see the continuation of the remarkable performance and services provided by these units to the AFP,” AFP Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Jessie D. Dellosa said.

“We at the Armed Forces look at our own organization as an agent of peace and development for the betterment of our nation. As we do so, we likewise go through these vital changes to be able to further improve the ways our responsibilities and tasks are being handled and implemented,” Dellosa said.

By PNA/PIA9-ZBST




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