Gapay backs Navy’s systems command innovations

Gapay backs Navy’s systems command innovations

SUPPORT FOR NSSC. AFP chief-of-staff Gen. Gilbert Gapay (left) takes a tour of the Naval Sea Systems Command units in Cavite City on Wednesday (Nov. 4, 2020). During the tour, the NSSC showcased cutting-edge technologies in the fields of weaponry, electronic communications, virtual and augmented reality, virtual training, and education. (Photo courtesy of the AFP Public Affairs Office)

MANILA – Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff Gen. Gilbert Gapay had pledged to support innovations being pushed by the Naval Sea Systems Command (NSSC) following a visit to its units based in Cavite City on Wednesday.

Gapay toured several units of the NSSC which showcased cutting-edge technologies in the fields of weaponry, electronic communications, virtual and augmented reality, virtual training, and education — a first in the command’s history.

He was also updated by NSSC commander Rear Admiral Rommel Jason Galang regarding the Command’s efforts under its “Capacity Building Strategy.”

Gapay lauded the NSSC for setting the pace for a modern Philippine Navy (PN) which is beneficial not only for the entire AFP but for the security of the whole country.

He also called on all PN and NSSC personnel to continue working hand in hand to defeat all threats to the country’s peace and development.

Among these threats, he said, are the communist terrorists who continue to deceive the public through front organizations that target vulnerable sectors and influential people.

“It is the AFP’s obligation to expose CPP-NPA (Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army) individuals and organizations for who and what they truly are. We have already unmasked the deliberate and orchestrated efforts by left-leaning organizations and the NPA which exploit vulnerable sectors and communities to advance their lawless cause,” Gapay said in a statement Thursday.

He added that the AFP has to protect the people from the deceitful and violent ways of the CPP-NPA.

“It is in line with our peace and development campaign to shield and protect the Filipinos, our institutions, and vulnerable sectors from the recruitment of the CPP-NPA. It is our mission to protect our people from the threats of communist armed violence and terrorism even while we perform our duties in this time of global pandemic and natural calamities,” Gapay said. (PNA)

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