NSFA, Panacan, Davao City – The Chief of Staff Armed Forces of the Philippines Gen. Emmanuel T. Bautista visited the Headquarters Eastern Mindanao Command in Naval Station Felix Apolinario, Panacan, Davao City around 12:00 noon July 10. Gen. Bautista’s visit is part of his exit visit to all unified commands to meet military commanders prior his retirement this month.
Gen. Bautista congratulated the officers and men of Eastern Mindanao Command led by Lt. Gen. Ricardo Rainier G. Cruz III for continuously winning the peace in the area of responsibility. Gen. Bautista was welcomed by 4th and 10th Infantry Division Commanders; Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao Commander; Brigade and Task Force Commanders; field commanders; and other officers of subordinate units.
During his talk to the men, Gen. Bautista reminded the soldiers on the Army Transformation Road Map. “We should be a world-class Army that is a source of pride of our nation”. He also thanked the PNP counterparts for their efforts in the IPSP “Bayanihan” implementation. “You have to continue to work hand in hand among civilian stakeholders for the achievement of lasting peace in Eastern Mindanao”.
Prior to boodle fight, a token from Eastern Mindanao Command was presented by Lt. Gen. Cruz to Gen. Bautista.
(Press release and photos from PIO, EASTMINCOM)