By Glen S. Ramos
MANILA — The Armed Forces of the Philippines yesterday awarded the Philippine Navy a Certificate of Excellence after receiving a rating of 98.95 percent based on the inspection parameters and rating system during this year’s Annual General Inspection (AGI) held at the Naval Station Jose Andrada on December 9, 2020.
This year’s event was led by the Inspector General of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Lt. Gen. Franco Nemecio Gacal.
The Navy was also given a “Very Good” overall rating of 93.32 percent in leadership, morale and welfare, discipline, and law and order.
“The Navy’s ‘Exceptional AGI Performance’ this year is a fitting recognition of their immeasurable contribution in accomplishing the AFP’s mission to conduct development support operations in order to sustain the peace, ensure security, and help maintain public order so as to foster the foundation for inclusive economic and human development of the Filipinos,” Gacal stated in his message.
Gacal then conveyed the AFP leadership’s commendation to the PN and further assured them of the organization’s “steadfast support” to the Navy’s programs and initiatives.
Navy Chief, Vice Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo, after praising the PN’s performance, emphasized that the result of this year’s AGI will become “the foundation for the implementation of better policies and conduct of improved procedures for a more efficient performance of their mandate.”
“I also urged the commanders and staff of the Fleet-Marine Team “to rectify bad approaches and fill in the gaps that were identified during the inspection.”
“We are on our way into becoming a better Navy, and we must improve our service quality because a modern and multi-capable Navy is a Navy that doesn’t underperform or thrives on mediocrity,” he stressed.
The objective of the Annual General Inspection is to evaluate the relevance and applicability of policies, systems, and procedures prescribed and being implemented by the AFP relative to the unit’s performance, mission accomplishment and organizational transformation. (FC/MTVN)