VPSD joins PBBM in welcoming new AFP chief; ensures OVP cooperation

VPSD joins PBBM in welcoming new AFP chief; ensures OVP cooperation

By Rjhay E. Laurea

MANILA — Vice President Sara Z. Duterte joined President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. in welcoming on Monday (08 August 2022) the new Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff Lt. Gen. Bartolome Vicente O. Bacarro inside Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City.

On her official Facebook account post, the vice president assured the new AFP leadership that the Office of the Vice President (OVP) will cooperate with the military forces to maintain peace and order in the country.

“Malugod nating tinanggap si Lt. Gen. Bartolome Vicente O. Bacarro (PA) bilang ika-58th Chief-of-Staff ng hukbo, kapalit ni Gen. Andres C. Centino (PA) (We welcome with open arms Lt. Gen. Bartolome Vicente O. Bacarro PA as the 58th chief-of-staff or the Armed Forces replacing Gen. Andres C. Centino PA),” Duterte said.

“Patuloy po tayong makipagtulungan upang mapanatili ang kapayapaan at kaayusan ng ating bansa (We will continue to cooperate [with the AFP] to maintain peace and order in the country),” she added.

The formal Change of Command Ceremony of the AFP was held at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City. (ai/mtvn)

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