Incoming military chief ‘humbled’ over appointment

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Incoming Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Emmanuel Bautista. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Incoming Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Emmanuel Bautista said Wednesday that he was “humbled” to have been chosen to lead the military.

“I am humbled by my selection as the AFP Chief of Staff. I thank the appointing authority, H.E. President Benigno S Aquino III, DND Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and outgoing Chief of Staff AFP, General Jessie Dellosa,” he said in a statement.

Bautista, a member of Philippine Military Academy Class of 1981, will replace incumbent Jessie Dellosa, who is reaching the mandatory retirement age of 56, in turnover rites at Camp Aguinaldo this Thursday.

Air Force chief Lt. Gen. Lauro Catalino dela Cruz was reported to have been Bautista’s closest rival for the top military post.

Other contenders were Vice Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Noel Coballes and Southern Luzon Command chief Major General Alan Luga.

“I can only repay this trust and confidence by devoting the remaining days of my career in the service to our people and the performance of the AFP’s mandate,” Bautista added.

He will retire in July 2014.

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  • 12JEM

    A very good choice…Excellent Choice.

  • UrHONOR

    HUMBLED??? Not prepared? Doesn’t he want the position? Underqualified? Why humbled…. why not honored and elated? Lucky? Alam na naman ng lahat kung gaano ka-atat-na-atat na maging Chief ang kahit na sinong sundalo. Humbled? Pshaw!

    • 12JEM

       In this context iba sir ang meaning ng HUMBLED.

      • UrHONOR

        I am aware of that, Sir/Mdme……..and thank you for being polite.

    • batangpaslit

      Your Honor, batiin mo na lang…hehehe
      Ang apelyedo nia, apelyedo din ng Lola ko eh.
      Kaya, may pagka bias tayo.
      hehhe…

    • kapayapaan_1900

      Masyado ka namang manghusga ng kapuwa!  Gaano mo siya kakilala?  Ang pamilya niya’y nakapagbuwis na ng buhay para pangalagaan ang katahimikan ng bayan, para sa akin, sa ‘yo at sa pamilya mo, at sa ating lahat na Pilipino na naghahanap ng katahimikan at mapayapang pamumuhay para sa ating mga kapatid na Muslim sa Mindanao.  Ang ama niya’y isang tunay na opisyal at ginoo sa tunay na kahulugan ng salita, hindi bantay salakay, kundi isang HENERAL na nagbuwis ng sariling buhay nang pataksil na salakayin ng mga miyembro ng MNLF sa Patikul, Sulu.  At itong si Emmanuel, may tapang, walang takot, sinundan ang bakas ng ama’t handa ring magbuwis ng buhay para sa inang bayan.  Ikaw, may ipinagmamalaki ka ba’t ganyan ang mga salita mo?  Baka pag nakakita ka ng isang ulupong eh kumaripas ka na ng takbo sa takot.   .   

      • UrHONOR

        ANG LAKI mo namang KWAN……ituro mo ang nabasa mong panghuhusga…..ITURO MO. IKAW ang anghuhusga sa iseipan mo na may hinuhusgahan na kabiyak ng pagka-tao mo! Ang dami-dami mong pingdadadada nalihis naman sa hinuhusgahan mo. Gayunpaman’ salamat sa pagkakataon na binigay mo upang ma-iwaksi ang kaisipan mong pang-palengke. Nakakita lang ng daga, nagtititili na si Carla!

  • hopeless_na

    Carry on Sir. Eradicate jueteng at all cost, as jueteng is the root of corruptions in the military and police.

    • Nagagalitna

      wag mo gawing leteral ang meaning ng humble…saan kaya galing school ito…hehehe

  • Albert Einstien

    bilib ako ke general pag…HULIHIN nya lahat ng AFP & PNP generals down to po1 or private..na INVOLVED at PROTEKTOR ng criminal syndicates…..me intel report naman isafp e….

    • Nagagalitna

      Bro hindi trabaho ang AFP yan and sinasabi mo…hehehe.

      • Albert Einstien

        he he cya na lang pwede maka-tulong sa pilipinas..HAWAK ng KKK protektors….ang mga sindikato kaya namamayagpag….kelangan talaga maki-alam na ang militar…as protector of the state & people…. 

  • boybakal

    Incoming military chief ‘humbled’ over appointment…Ito ang tunay na General…Officer and an Gentleman.
    Good Luck.

  • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

    dapat
    astig pro pilipino mindset

    in defending our eez
    and kalayaan claims

    against hegemonistang intsik switik

    and

    in defending our independence
    and sovereignty

    against imperyalistang u.s.

    go pro pilipino defense

  • Nagagalitna

    Congrats SIR…nawa maging maayos pa ang sandatahan natin tulad ng ginawa nyo sa Negros and sa buong W-Visayas.

  • Rovingmoron

    Kung maari sana’y patingnan nyo yung involvement ng ilang members ng Special Forces sa Atimonan shootout at kung bakit sila naguyo ni Supt. Marantan para sumama sa ratratan?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4R3GZTGML26TV2VGS6RVHP2THM Fred

    Just asking lang …. ano pakiramdam ni Gen dela Cruz (PMA class 1980) na ang kanyang junior officer ang hepe nya ngayon? Si Gen Bautista ay PMA Class 1981.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GTVNMZR22PGMS55WQPIJTYB4IY Jaime

    start cleaning up your ranks.

  • disqusted0fu

    Incoming military chief ‘humbled’ over appointment – This is one thing that his appointing authority will never be… Pnoy boasts a lot about his accomplishments, when in fact, there are really not a lot to boast about. Most of Pnoy’s accomplishments are for news headlines only and promoting his “good governance”. They are not for the betterment of the country.
     

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