Son of general murdered by rebels is new Army chief

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MAJ. GEN. EMMANUEL BAUTISTA ‘We have been fighting too long. Too many have died, including my father.’ CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The soldier-son of a general treacherously killed by Moro separatist rebels in the infamous massacre at Patikul, Sulu province, in October 1977 is taking over as new chief of the Philippine Army.

The youngest among 11 generals considered for the post, Major General Emmanuel Bautista, 53, formally assumes command of the 80,000-strong Army in ceremonies at Fort Bonifacio Wednesday.

He was a freshman cadet at the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) when his father, Brigadier General Teodulfo Bautista, and 33 other officers and men were gunned down by Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) rebels in Patikul on Oct. 10, 1977.

An MNLF commander, Usman Sali, had lured the elder Bautista into a meeting in Patikul with a promise to talk about a ceasefire. To show his goodwill, the late general arrived for the meeting unarmed. He was shot to death.

Only one soldier survived the massacre.

When Emmanuel graduated from the PMA in 1981—the seventh out of 161 in his class—he readily asked to be assigned in Sulu with the 1st Infantry Division, the unit his father commanded before his death.

But his request was denied and, as a compromise, was assigned to another province in Muslim Mindanao—Lanao del Norte.

In his military career, the young Bautista had been assigned to various posts around the country—but never in Sulu.

Peace an Aquino concern

Achieving peace with rebels appears to be a factor in Bautista’s appointment by President Benigno Aquino III as new Army chief.

Announcing Mr. Aquino’s choice Tuesday, deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the President expected Bautista to reorient the Army into “a force for the maintenance of peace.”

“(Bautista’s) record has been exemplary, both in the field and in staff positions. Bautista has been decorated seven times in combat,” Valte told reporters.

“Most notably, in his staffwork as J3 (deputy chief of staff for operations), Major General Bautista was primarily responsible for the formulation of the internal peace and security plan ‘Bayanihan,’” Valte said.

Blueprint to win peace

Bautista shepherded the development of the plan from its conceptualization to implementation, according to Valte.

“The plan involves innovative approaches and paradigm shifts and is now the blueprint of the AFP in winning the peace,” she said.

Valte said the President believed Bautista would pursue the reforms “while orienting the Army to be a force for the maintenance of peace.”

The military says Oplan Bayanihan shifts the focus of the counterinsurgency strategy from traditional combat operations to “developmental activities,” while also giving attention to human rights concerns.

Need for peace

“We have been fighting for too long. Too many have died. The statistics include my father. How many more will suffer?” Bautista said in an interview with the Inquirer in April. “We have an obligation to really win the peace because we owe it to those who came before us, like my father. We owe it to our people, we owe it to ourselves.”

“My own father was killed trying to reach out. If I am able to overcome it, who can contest me?” he said then.

In a statement, the Army described Bautista as a “seasoned combat officer who once served in the front lines as a Scout Ranger” and is a “well-rounded officer.”

“The Philippine Army welcomes the appointment of a highly respected and credible officer, General Bautista. His vast experience as a frontline leader and as a staff officer in all levels of command will surely make the difference,” said the Army spokesperson, Major Harold Cabunoc.

Youngest of the group

Bautista was the youngest of the generals who were considered to succeed Lieutenant General Arturo Ortiz, the retiring Army chief.

Most of the current infantry division commanders were his upperclassmen in the PMA, except for Brigadier General Rey Ardo, 6th ID commander, who was his classmate in PMA.

Before he was named Army chief, Bautista had been commander of the 3rd Infantry Division based in Capiz province but for only a little over six months.

He, however, did not see his being a junior officer as an issue, pointing out that there  had been many instances when officers surpassed their upperclassmen in terms of assignments.

“But the Army is a professional organization. We have come a long way and we follow the chain of command. This is nothing new to the Army,” Bautista said in a brief interview Tuesday.

“It’s an honor to have been designated as commanding general. It is an opportunity and I take it as a challenge to do good for the Army,” he added.

The only way

Bautista’s appointment came amid calls for an all-out war against Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels following the killing of 19 soldiers last month in Al-Barka, Basilan.

As deputy chief of staff for operations, Bautista spearheaded the crafting of the administration’s Bayanihan strategy.

As far as military operations go, Bayanihan calls for a paradigm shift to focus on a “people-centered approach” while recognizing that fighting insurgency is not just a military concern but calls for a “whole of nation approach.”

The concept impresses on soldiers that peace talks with communist and separatist rebels are the only way to end the conflict.

Communist rebels, however, see Bayanihan as no different from the Arroyo administration’s Oplan Bantay Laya, which they blamed for the killing of unarmed militants.

Acts of heroism

As a lieutenant, Bautista served in Mindanao as a platoon leader of the 26th Infantry Battalion from 1981 to 1983. He also saw action in the Visayas as the leader of the 7th Scout Ranger Company from 1987 to 1989.

He distinguished himself as the commander of the 702nd Infantry Brigade of the 7th Infantry Division, which cleared areas in Central Luzon of communist influence from 2008 to 2009.

He has earned a Gold Cross medal for gallantry in action, the third highest military combat award, and  25 Military Merit Medals for, among others, acts of heroism in combat.

He has also received administrative awards for meritorious performance of duty, such as the Distinguished Service Star and Outstanding Achievement Medals.

Bautista finished at the top of his class in the Scout Ranger Course, Infantry Officer Advance Course and the Army Command and General Staff Course.

He was also a graduate of a war fighting course at the Joint Forces Staff College in Virginia, USA, and a tactics course in New Zealand. He has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of the Philippines.

Bautista is married to Bernardita Pardo, daughter of a former Supreme Court associate justice, and they have a son.

Originally posted: 2:36 pm | Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NXU2XGAHFDYLAQULE3TMTR6SWU Brando

    An excellent choice by the President. Manny Bautista is a hardworker. He can lead the army very well. 

    • Anonymous

      encouraging comment

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HUE7BZXUJ7I5AFIBEPSIBONAHA Alfred A

    Bautista?? What a coincedence hinde kaya siya kamag-anak ni RAMONA?

    • Anonymous

      Hindi mo ba alam? Eh siya yung nireport na naka barong na umiskort kay Ramona sa airport! :-)

      • Anonymous

        talagang wala ka nag tiwala sa mga taga gobyerno ha?
        militar man, pulis, or civilian beaurocrates

        hehehe…

    • Anonymous

      hehehe
      very fertile mind
      lola ko BAUTISTA din. pero, di naman kilala si Ramon as “Bautista”, kundi Revilla, diba?
      tingnan mo si Bong, anak nia sa una. Diba Sen Bong REVILLA.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PYQ2UB7PHJ34WII42OSCOUGUXA yeoj

    Pnoy Government Gives 5 Million to the Enemy of the State (MILF), 30 million payment to the ABB? – Act of Treason…..
    Public office is a public trust. Public officers and employees must at all times be accountable to the people, serve them with utmost responsibility (playing psp while smoking in office), integrity(keep promising to pass FOI bill), loyalty(KKK), and efficiency(no bills passed as Congressman and Senator), act with patriotism (give 5Million to Enemy of the State) and justice (blame the AFP for ambush), and lead modest lives (sports car addict). 
    Silence, in those situations is equivalent to saying “all is well” or that we are “okay” with what is going on.  If we do not acknowledge the wrong in the world, then it is like we are “accepting” and thus limit the chances that the situation will change for the better.

  • Anonymous

    Innovative-approach and paradigm-shift? Kind of a vague phrase. Can’t blame them. I used it too when I don’t have any clue of what I am talking about.

    But I hope it means there will no more corruption in the Army and innovative approach will be implemented to defeat milf and npa. Good luck general!

    • Anonymous

      confession time
      hehehe
      at least, honest ka Bro

  • Anonymous

    sigurado ba walang welcome gift ito bago chief at yung umalis ay walang pabaon?

  • http://twitter.com/iamDirtDiver AJS

    I think this Army Chief will better serve the country by having his Office in Mindanao, literally. Particularly in Zamboanga or Maguindanao where most of these SALOT BANDITS hide. Para naman makita nya at magkaroon ng first-hand info at experience sa mga problema na hinarahap ng mga ibang probinsya sa Mindanao. Also, para hindi lagi pa-POGI effect kasama ang mga taga Malacanang.

    • Anonymous

      sound suggestion
      diba nalipat na ang Tabak Division doon?
      his late was the CG of the first combat ready division when he was betrayed by the Moslem rebels, diba?

  • Anonymous

    He is certainly an American BOY. Ours. Where would his ultimate loyalty be?

     I would bet, he will oppose peace negotiation, because i think that’s the position of the American advisers that dictate the Philippines so called peace plan.

    • Anonymous

      kabayan, tagalugin mo. american english naman sinusulat mo. di raw sya nag training sa China Military Academy dahil kelangan pang mag aral ng intsik.

      And do not think, be sure it is the American who advise.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYX4ZTAV4BUGW2RIMT45CPYBGA Pio Gante

    the report did not mention that he is the son of teodulo bautista, the general that got killed treacherously at jolo, will he be just an armchair general, front line fighter or a pacifist just like the person who appointed him?

    • Anonymous

      duda ka ha
      di, tingnan natin ang field assignments nia kung naging battle field officer din sia
      the late Gen Angelo Reyes never commanded a platoon, a company, a battalion before hew was appointed CG of Southern Command, eventually as CoS
      but hew as the AFP top honcho when Pres Erap wanted Abukakar assaulted.

      General Eisenhower was an armchair Major, armchair Colonel. but, he was designated head of the allied force that defeated the Axis forces.

      the AFP needs thinking generals who can craft strategies how to defeat the enemies and achieve peace. the country do not need generals who are utak pulbura

    • Anonymous

      Try to re-read the third paragraph, it’s there. He was a freshman cadet (plebe) at the PMA when his father, BGen. Teodulfo Bautista and 33 others….Most important I think is for the generals to be strategists whether armchair or combat variety. Strategy wins the game not brute force neither “mamon” force.

  • Anonymous

    potential CoS, AFP

    sana…hindi na mag revolving door ang susunod na Chief-of-Staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines, para naman merong stability ang command ng Armed Forces.

    his late Dad sacrificed his life for peace. MGen Bautista’s rise to star rank position is a vindication of what his general father did several deades ago.

    congratulations…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYX4ZTAV4BUGW2RIMT45CPYBGA Pio Gante

      yan naman talaga ang plano sa kanya na maging csafp later on, dahil mukhang parehas lang silang pacifist ng nag-lagay sa kanya sa pwesto, yung sinasabi mo revolving door ang term ng cs ay matitigal  kung magkakaroon ng batas na magsasaad  na salit-salitan ang pag-appoint ng afp chief from among the three major services,

      anong vindication ang sinasabi mo? yes, his father’s death was tragic, but it was his own fault dahil nagtiwala siya sa mga muklo.

      tama sabi mo tungol kay ike pero kay angel mali ka dahil nag-command din siya ng operating unit. basic naman sa career ng officers yan from company grade to field grade para mahasa sila on their way up.

      • Anonymous

        Pio, insider ka yata. galing.
         
        I stated “vindication” not in the context how the late Gen Bautista erred in his decision to leave behind his security escorts to meet Rizal Ali (did i recall right). I used the term in the sense that his son continued the tradition that his late father started—-service for country.
         
        pacifist ba ang incoming CG, PA? ayaw ko namang warmonger ang mga star rank officers natin, pero pacifist, parang hindi angkop sa isang warrior?
         
        peacemaker is different from being pacifist. sana, hindi naman maging laid back ang ating fighting troops. medyo nadiskarel ako. baka mamaya, ang sundalo natin ipadala sa giyera walang baril dahil gusto ng CIC natin, maging pacifist ang Armed Forces?
         
        is this the rationale behind why no reinforcement was sent in the Basilan firefight when 19 of our troops were masacred? imagine a nine hour firefight—maubosan nga ng bala ang sundalo natin kung ang dalang bala ay limitado.
         
        regarding Angel, which platoon did he command when he was yet a 2nd Lieutenant? ang alam ko, puro staff assgment sia, until he was assigned as CG of Southern Command (before it was split into two commands).
         
        interesting info
         
         

  • Anonymous

    He is on the dark side of the force. He is not a Jedi. Like his Dad who serve Marcos wholeheartedly he will end up accomplishing nothing but killing, mostly activist and civilian.

    • Anonymous

      And you, arao-liwanag, will be just like me, nothing. We were born as anonymous people among millions of Filipinos and we will die anonymously like so many millions. We contribute so little to society, society will not remember us except for our very close family. From nothing to nothing.

      • Anonymous

        I THINK YOU HAVE NOTHING TO CONTRIBUTE YOU ARE JUST A YES MAN AND CHEERER. IF NOT BOOT LICKER. DESPITE YOUR PRETENSION OF BEING HUMBLE THE OPPOSITE IS TRUE. I DON’T CARE IF NO ONE REMEMBER ME. I EARN MY KEPT FROM MY HONEST LABOR NOT FROM BEING AN INSTRUMENT TO KILLING PEOPLE LIKE, YOUR GENERAL, IN DEFENSE OF A ROTTEN AND OPPRESSIVE SYSTEM. THEY ARE MERCENARIES. TRY TO FIND OUT THEIR HISTORY. THEY ARE NOT PEOPLES SOLDIERS THEY ARE THEIR OPPRESSOR.

    • Anonymous

      ANO NA BA NANGYARI SA PILIPINAS NGAYON ?

      Ninoy shotted.  Cory President
      Cory dead.  benign0 President
      Papa Bautista Dead.  Dodong Bautista Commander

      So someone has to be dead to be promoted in the Philippines !!!!

      HAWR! HAWR! HAWR! HAWR!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_63Z7GKXCG7BOORMSFADOHLWNNY Cel

        panahon kasi nagyon ng mga bautista. nandiyan si mara bautista. si ramgen bautista at saka si rj bautista.  panapanahon lang yan.    HAWR  ! HAWR!  HAWR! !

      • Anonymous

        “panahon kasi nagyon ng mga bautista. nandiyan si mara bautista. si ramgen bautista at saka si rj bautista.  panapanahon lang yan.    HAWR  ! HAWR!  HAWR! !” – CEL
        You mean “WEDER-WEDER” ?  You mean to pacify and console the Bautistas, like benign0, they have to give promotion in the family?

        Do you know Manny Pacquiao?  The Boxer?  He’s been promoted to MAJOR without serving in the military.  SouthWesternUniversityofCebu also conferred to Manny Pacquiao DOCTOR OF HUMANITIES when Manny Pacquiao never wented to college.

        Do you want your troops led by a MAJOR who has not handled a gun?
        Do you want operated by a DOCTOR who cannot tell a heart from a kidney?

        NO WONDER MALAS PALAGI ANG PILIFINAS !  HAWR! HAWR! HAWR! HAWR!

      • Anonymous

        Haters will always hate. Sana umunlad ka sa mga comments mo.

      • Anonymous

        “Haters will always hate. Sana umunlad ka sa mga comments mo.” – BYDASEA
        BYDASEA would like to be led by MAJOR Manny Pacquiao against Abu Sayff.
        BYDASEA would like to be operated by a DOCTOR Manny Pacquiao who has not wented to school

        I HATE PEOPLE WHO DO NOT GO TO SCHOOL.  but I am wrong.  BYDASEA loves ignorance !

        hawr!hawr! hawr! hawR!  Next semester I’ll drop-out from college.  I’LL TRY BOXING hoping to get A MAJOR and a DOCTORATE OF HUMANITIES !  hawr! jhawR! hawr! hawr!

        GOSH, PEOPLE I JUST LOVE THE LOGIC OF THE FILIPINOS AND THEY ACCUSE ME OF BEING HATEFUL AND HATER !!!!  HAWR!HAW! HAWR!  MALAS TALAGA ANG PIPINAS !!!!  HAWR! HAWR! HAW$!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BUONPVWVOJJFZEHIFF3YXU2NSY KC

        Matagal na pong MALAS ang pinas. I hate the Philippines

      • Anonymous

        “Matagal na pong MALAS ang pinas. I hate the Philippines” – KC
        SSSSShhhhhussssHHH Shush !!!  NOT SO LOUD.  HUWAG MASYADONG MAINGAY.  Meron pang mga backward poeople dito that still loves PHilippienes !!!! HAWR! HAWR! HAWR!

        Magkano na ba ang FOREX?  HAWR! HAWR! HA!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CSEI5DDY32ALZ3WPELWQRDBNNQ Seik

        MarianoRenatoPacifico, “Malas talaga ang Pilipinas (not Pipinas)!” Dahil maraming makikitid ang ulo at hipokrito. Dahil porke “Doctor” magpapa opera kana? Dahil porke “Major” ipapa giyera mo na? Pwede pag-isipan mo muna bago magsalita? Pwede?

      • Anonymous

        “MarianoRenatoPacifico, “Malas talaga ang Pilipinas (not Pipinas)!” Dahil maraming makikitid ang ulo at hipokrito. Dahil porke “Doctor” magpapa opera kana? Dahil porke “Major” ipapa giyera mo na? Pwede pag-isipan mo muna bago magsalita? Pwede?” – SEIK
        Bahala na kung  ang ipa giyera si MANNY PACQUIAO.  para mi pictyur-piktyur ako para kay nanay koh !!!! :) 

      • Anonymous

        @MarianoRenatoPacifico

        Ignorance is a bliss, its folly to be wise.Did I make you day???? Ha ha ha. Mukhang may pinag-aralan ka, pero yong mga comments mo parang walang pinag-aralan!!!Magbasa ka na maigi at mapapansin mo na I was referring to your way of commenting, nothing about IGNORANCE, DOCTORATE OF HUMANITIES AND THE LOGIC OF THE PILIPINOS.STOP SPREADING NEGATIVITY ON THE NET. SPREAD PEACE, GOOD COMMON SENSE, HEALTHY CONVERSATION ON THE TOPIC AND LOVE. I FIND YOUR COMMENTS LACKING ALL OF THESE.If you find humor in your comments, then I suggest you go back home, read some book and increase your IQ. It appears you need to be more dignified in your writing.

      • Anonymous

        “@MarianoRenatoPacifico

        Ignorance is a bliss, its folly to be wise.Did I make you day???? Ha ha ha. Mukhang may pinag-aralan ka, pero yong mga comments mo parang walang pinag-aralan!!!Magbasa ka na maigi at mapapansin mo na I was referring to your way of commenting, nothing about IGNORANCE, DOCTORATE OF HUMANITIES AND THE LOGIC OF THE PILIPINOS.STOP SPREADING NEGATIVITY ON THE NET. SPREAD PEACE, GOOD COMMON SENSE, HEALTHY CONVERSATION ON THE TOPIC AND LOVE. I FIND YOUR COMMENTS LACKING ALL OF THESE.If you find humor in your comments, then I suggest you go back home, read some book and increase your IQ. It appears you need to be more dignified in your writing.” – BYDASEA
        Here is BYDASEA who wanted to be under the command of Lt Col Manny Pacquiao against Spratlys.  Please do not run.  Protect Philippines with your life.  With the intellect of BYDASEA, he will be appropriately be led by high-school drop-out Lt Col Manny Pacquiao.  And BYDASEA will forward march while Lt Col Pacquiao wil about face.

        Thank you.

      • Mamang Pulis

        admirer ka ni elteekol manny talaga…hahahaha…

        napaghahalata…….

         di kya nakalaguyo mo rin yun angkas nya sa porche at nakunan ng media?

      • Anonymous

        Mariano_R_P you are late in the updates. Lt. Col. (pronounced Elteekul by Manny) na si Manny Pacquiao. He was promoted just weeks ago in preparation for his fight vs. Marquez. If and when he wins Malacanang is lining up another promotion. He could jump to BGen if he knocks out Marquez otherwise only up to full col. (pronounced pulkul by Manny). May I imitate how you laugh? Hawr! Hawr! Hawr! 

      • Anonymous

        “Mariano_R_P you are late in the updates. Lt. Col. (pronounced Elteekul by Manny) na si Manny Pacquiao. He was promoted just weeks ago in preparation for his fight vs. Marquez. If and when he wins Malacanang is lining up another promotion. He could jump to BGen if he knocks out Marquez otherwise only up to full col. (pronounced pulkul by Manny). May I imitate how you laugh? Hawr! Hawr! Hawr!” – TARIKAN
        I cannot laugh like a dog anymore.  Many educated, prim and proper commentators here do not want me to laugh.  So, TARIKAN, laugh at your own risk.  I wanted to put that smiley face but I still cannot because I am a born again commentator.  

        The Filipinos must be happy for Philippines Marine led and commanded and controlled by a high-school drop-out boxer who cannot know what “ten-hut” means.  

        Would any intelligent commentators here wanted to be led by Lt.Col Manny Pacquiao against the Chinese?  Please sign-up in my Facebook page.

        Thank you.

      • Anonymous

        Aw C’mon MarianoRP, I’ll miss your Hawr! Hawr! Hawr! Ten-hut!! I bet you are from the marines. Did you complete your boot camp in Miramar?

        ________________________________

    • Anonymous

      Dalawa lang pala ang kayang patayin: activist and civilian. Okay pa pala si Palparan mas marami hahaha!

  • Anonymous

    Oplan Bayanihan is responsible for civilian killing including Fr. Tentorio……this new AFP chief will unleash his suppressed vengeance against muslim rebels….he’s been waiting for this big opportunity and now that he has the command, peace talk will be a lot harder to achieve……………

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VBFHX6G6YH3ZMZWKUZA7JISX74 Saul

      and that’s better..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DH5D5H6XIXUJUHGMEHUWZFVIOU Dionisio

      he is not yet the chief of AFP, he is the chief/Commanding General of the Philippine Army (PA) which is one branch of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) the other branch are the Philippine Navy (PN) and the Philippine Air Force (PAF). To the new CG PA go and crush those muslim/moro BANDITS|. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2BMLPVIKU5FMKC62XIWCKMQA6A Ernesto

    congratulations to gen bautista. he brings honor to the position and the institution he came from- the image of which has been tarnished by the likes of ligot, garcia, etal.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S3ZBTU3EN637VONESYPQGI5IKM Angelito

    See? Eversince traidor talaga yang MILF na yan, yang mga muslims na yan na ang mithiin lang sa buhay ay lumamon ng lumamon at mamugot ng ulo. Dapat sa mga iyan ay pakainin ng botcha.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DH5D5H6XIXUJUHGMEHUWZFVIOU Dionisio

    I presumed that the good general has no relation whatsoever from the bautista of cavite. I hope none at all considering that his father the late Gen Teodulo was brutally murdered in sulu is a military man and not a political figure. 

  • Anonymous

    Napansin din ito ng ibang kababayan kahit out of topic ito, pero lately napansin ko ang daming BAUTISTA sa news. Naandyan si General Bautista, bagong Army Chief. Si GMA spokesperson Elena Bautista dahil sa metabolic bones. Ang magkakapatid na Bautista sa Ramgen case. Si Bistek Bautista dahil sa new taxes sa QC. Sino kaya ang susunod?hehe!

    • Anonymous

      Pio, insider ka yata. galing.
       
      I stated “vindication” not in the context how the late Gen Bautista erred in his decision to leave behind his security escorts to meet Rizal Ali (did i recall right). I used the term in the sense that his son continued the tradition that his late father started—-service for country.
       
      pacifist ba ang incoming CG, PA? ayaw ko namang warmonger ang mga star rank officers natin, pero pacifist, parang hindi angkop sa isang warrior?
       
      peacemaker is different from being pacifist. sana, hindi naman maging laid back ang ating fighting troops. medyo nadiskarel ako. baka mamaya, ang sundalo natin ipadala sa giyera walang baril dahil gusto ng CIC natin, maging pacifist ang Armed Forces?
       
      is this the rationale behind why no reinforcement was sent in the Basilan firefight when 19 of our troops were masacred? imagine a nine hour firefight—maubosan nga ng bala ang sundalo natin kung ang dalang bala ay limitado.
       
      regarding Angel, which platoon did he command when he was yet a 2nd Lieutenant? ang alam ko, puro staff assgment sia, until he was assigned as CG, Southern Command (before it was split into two commands).
       
      interesting info

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GBMBRBBPEG5LKJBY3HLJJBG7DU jose

    Going places talaga si Manny Bautista. He will become CSAFP sooner rather than later by my reckoning. Hopefully he will finally put an end to the Moro rebels who are all of a kind, the kind that treacherously murdered his father. Go get’em Manny…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BUONPVWVOJJFZEHIFF3YXU2NSY KC

      Going against the rebels in the Philippines won’t ever happen. Papaano na po ang intelligence fund? Will Uncle Sam Concepcion allow it? Sam Concepcion in my little knwledge has a great & huge interest sa Mindanao. Meron pa dyan geoterium etc. Kaya magulo yang Mindanao.

  • Anonymous

    wag sana magpa-imbita sa anak ni Usman ‘traydor’ Sali

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CSEI5DDY32ALZ3WPELWQRDBNNQ Seik

    “Kaya magulo yang Mindanao.” Saan magulo ang Mindanao, sa newspaper, sa TV? Yan kasi napala ng mga matatalinong ignorante! Magaling sa ngawa! Nakatapak na ba kayo ng Mindanao?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CSEI5DDY32ALZ3WPELWQRDBNNQ Seik

    Kaibigan ANGELito huwag mo namang i-generalize ang salitang “Muslim” dahil di ginagamit saan man ang salitang “Christian”, “Born Again”, “Protestant”, “Buddhist”, etc sa anomang kagulohan na nangyayari. Halimbawa, Christian o Katolikong magnanakaw, kidnapper, carnaper, rapist, killer, etc. na kung tutuosin araw-araw yan ang kanilang ginagawa o nangyayari halimbawa sa ka Maynilaan. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OJWHBJLMWPTRUOZMN6JOMHLO2A Banana Na

    maj. ge. bautista….baka pinsan ng mga revilla…bautista din ang surname nila…

    • Pablo Juan

      .. or maybe kay herbert? ang labo

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KF2TCBJ2AUC7VIPR3TACWUGITE Rednaxela VD

    just the type of soldier leader we need. junk the peace.  kill all the rebels

  • Anonymous

    Sakto. Mainit dugo ni general sa mga Moro.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PYQ2UB7PHJ34WII42OSCOUGUXA yeoj

    Pnoy Government Gives 5 Million (MILF) 30 Million? (ABB) to the Enemy of the State – Act of Treason…..
    Public office is a public trust. Public officers and employees must at all times be accountable to the people,
    serve them with utmost responsibility (playing psp while smoking in office), integrity(denied FOI), loyalty(KKK),
    and efficiency(no bills passed as Congressman and Senator), act with patriotism (give 5Million to Enemy of the State)
    and justice (blame the AFP for ambush), and lead modest lives (sports car addict).
    Silence, in those situations is equivalent to saying “all is well” or that we are “okay” with what is going on. 
    If we do not acknowledge the wrong in the world, then it is like we are “accepting” and thus limit the chances that
    the situation will change for the better.

  • Anonymous

    Maj Gen Bautista what are you prepare to do in Mindanao?

  • Jennel Amargo

    kudos to you M/Gen Bautista…patayin mo na lahat ang mga muslim bandits at terorista sa mindanao at sulu…kamag-anak yan sa pumatay ng father mo….an eye for an eye cgi..simulan mo na! were all in your side para matapos na yang gulo sa lugar namin.

  • Anonymous

    @MarianoRenatoPacifico

    Ignorance is a bliss, its folly to be wise. Did I make you day???? Ha ha ha. Mukhang may pinag-aralan ka, pero yong mga comments mo parang walang pinag-aralan!!!Magbasa ka na maigi at mapapansin mo na I was referring to your way of commenting, nothing about IGNORANCE, DOCTORATE OF HUMANITIES AND THE LOGIC OF THE PILIPINOS. STOP SPREADING NEGATIVITY ON THE NET. SPREAD PEACE, GOOD COMMON SENSE, HEALTHY CONVERSATION ON THE TOPIC AND LOVE. I FIND YOUR COMMENTS LACKING ALL OF THESE.If you find humor in your comments, then I suggest you go back home, read some book and increase your IQ. It appears you need to be more dignified in your writing.

  • Anonymous

    goodluck, sir!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FVBPRR4NKZ2DFURBCD5I4Q5GN4 Leg

    kailangan ng gobyernong PNOY ang kagulohan ja sa Mindanao (mayroong funding pa nga sa MILF at NPA eh)….para sekretong mailabas sa Pilipinas ang mga mined MINERALS (baka mga rare earth pa nga yan…MAHAL YAN) patungong CHINA. Like sa Surigao….marami minahan jan, labas-pasok malalaking barge! MILYONES mga transactions jan….pero, pero…pobre pa rin ang probinsya ng Surigao.

  • Anonymous

    If my father was killed in a treacherous fashion as what the father of the new army chief Gen. Bautista was killed, the group that did it MNLF or what it is called MILF now must be very carefull in dealing with the Army. A little hint of mistrust among them will bring a chaotic result I am sure. Those Muslim rebels can be trusted only if they are sleeping or not alive as what the saying goes. I am saying Muslim rebels not Muslims in general. So from now on MILF must mean what they say or else…

  • Anonymous

    “Bayanihan” Strategy: 2 strategic approaches: the whole-of-nation approach and the people-centered approach.
    The whole-of-nation approach focuses on the active participation of the people in the pursuit of peace and security. As the word “Bayanihan” connotes, everyone, civil society and communities, share responsibilities.
    Shared responsibility emanate only from a shared concept of security, where AFP’s role is to catalyze the involvement of all stakeholders in order to optimize unity of effort.
    The people-oriented approach, on the other hand, works within the framework of human security. In all military activities, people’s welfare is the center of consideration. This approach prioritizes human rights and explores ways for promoting local security and safety based on the needs and ground realities in the communities.
    In this approach, all AFP operations will consider firstly human rights, international humanitarian law and the rule of law. Secondly, it has to involve all stakeholders in the pursuit of internal peace and security.
    the AFP is expected to ensure that rebel groups will not and are unable to use force as leverage in the negotiating table. The AFP should also undergo sincere reform initiatives to increase its institutional efficiency and stands at the highest moral ground in its fight against armed threats.
    Requirements in the Implementation of “Bayanihan”
    In our fight for peace, strong national leadership is vital to encourage active involvement of all stakeholders, particularly the national government agencies and local government units.
    All stakeholders should understand the concept of security and peace. A national-level strategic communications plan should be initiated to draw wider understanding and support to the program.
    Local/regional/national peace and order councils should be active and assert its mandate and serve as hubs for multi-stakeholder coordination, cooperation, and convergence.
    Cabinet cluster on security can motivate involvement of all government agencies, and the AFP should deter violence with consideration that the use of force should not be superior to the actual use of force.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_47VB2KYPTWYRVZ3EYSLMXWTDDY Ted Kho

    DUMAMI ANG MGA GAGONG KOMENTARISTA.KARAMIHAN MGA AKTIBISTA! HOY! TUMULONG KAYO SA GOBYERNO DI YUNG DAKDAK KAYO NG DAKDAK! WALA KAYONG MARARATING NYAN KUNG MAG ALA-ALIMANGO KAYO MGA HINAYUPAK KAYO!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_47VB2KYPTWYRVZ3EYSLMXWTDDY Ted Kho

    DUMAMI ANG MGA GAGONG KOMENTARISTA.KARAMIHAN MGA AKTIBISTA! HOY!
    TUMULONG KAYO SA GOBYERNO DI YUNG DAKDAK KAYO NG DAKDAK! WALA KAYONG
    MARARATING NYAN KUNG MAG ALA-ALIMANGO KAYO MGA HINAYUPAK KAYO!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_47VB2KYPTWYRVZ3EYSLMXWTDDY Ted Kho

    DUMAMI ANG MGA GAGONG KOMENTARISTA.KARAMIHAN MGA AKTIBISTA! HOY!
    TUMULONG KAYO SA GOBYERNO DI YUNG DAKDAK KAYO NG DAKDAK! WALA KAYONG
    MARARATING NYAN KUNG MAG ALA-ALIMANGO KAYO MGA HINAYUPAK KAYO!

    • Anonymous

      Ted Kho, basahin mo mga komentaryo mo. Mas masahol ka pa. lol

  • Anonymous

     Sana malinis yan si General Bautista…di sana siya mangurakot….

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