Tuesday, April 10, 2012

AFP names Eastmincom chief

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has a new Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) chief who will oversee all military operations against Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and communist rebels.

Major General Jorge Segovia replaces Lieutenant General Arthur Tabaquero who is retiring on April 17.

Segovia, a member of Philippine Military Academy Class 1980, will be replaced as Army 10th Infantry Division commander by Brigadier General Ariel Bernardo, current chairman of the government panel in the Coordinating Committee on the Cessation of Hostilities (CCCH) with the MILF.

Prior to his stint as 10ID head, Segovia was 2ID commander when the military and police arrested 43 suspected New People’s Army rebels in a resort in Morong, Rizal, on Feb. 6, 2010.

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Dona Z. Pazzibugan | | April 10, 2012 | Article Link