President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Philippine Army commander Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana as the next chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Malacañang announced on Wednesday.
“The Palace confirms that LGEN Cirilito Sobejana will be the next Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement sent to Palace reporters.
Sobejana is set to replace AFP chief-of-staff Gilbert Gapay who will reach the mandatory retirement age of 56 on Feb. 4.
January 28, 2021, 9:21 am
MANILA – Incoming Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff, Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, vowed to work harder to further professionalize the military.”Let us work together to pursue a professional military that is always ready to protect the Filipino people and (secure) the… Read More