By Niña P. Calleja and Cynthia D. Balana
After telling his troops on Tuesday to stay out of the debate on the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), the chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines told them on Thursday to defend President Aquino’s economic stimulus plan that the Supreme Court struck down three weeks ago.
Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Gen. Emmanuel Bautista on Saturday belied the claim of retired Air Force chief Antonio Sotelo that a Philippine Military Academy (PMA) clique controlled the military leadership.
Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Emmanuel Bautista on Wednesday received his fourth star, two weeks after he formally assumed the post from his predecessor, retired Gen. Jessie Dellosa.
By Frances Mangosing
The Armed Forces of the Philippines will have a new Chief of Staff later this week as General Jessie Dellosa, who led the military for 13 months, reaches the mandatory retirement age of 56.
By Norman Bordadora
President Benigno Aquino III said on Friday he has vetoed the bill proposing a fixed three-year term for Armed Forces chief of staff, saying it violates the Constitution.