Sunday, March 03, 2013

Military fetes 149 new graduates of AFPCGSC Class 57

MANILA, March 2 (PNA) - The Armed Forces congratulated 149 members of the AFP Command and General Staff Course Class 57 who successfully completed the Command and General Staff Course.
The latter received their awards and certificates during their graduation held Friday at the AFP Commissioned Officers Club in Camp Aguinaldo.
Col. Arnulfo M. Burgos, Jr., AFP spokesperson, said AFPCGSC Class 57 is composed of senior lieutenant colonels and majors from the Army, Air Force, and Navy; AFP Nurse Corps; Dental Service;
Judge Advocate General Service; Chaplain Service; Corps of Professors; and Medical Corps.
It also includes nine international students from other allied countries’ military: Malaysian Armed Forces, Indonesian Armed Forces, South Korea Armed Forces, and Royal Thai Armed Forces.
Burgos said AFP chief-of-staff Gen. Emmanuel T. Bautista was present during the graduation along with AFP vice-chief of-staff, Lt. Gen. Alan Luga and the rest of the joint staff.

Also present were AFPCGSC commandant, Major Gen. Virgilio O. Domingo, and Development Academy of the Philippines president, Antonio D. Kalaw Jr., who assisted Bautista in awarding the medals and diplomas to the graduates.

Of the 149 student officers, 109 received their diplomas from DAP for successfully completing their Master in Public Management Major in Development and Security.

They were presented by senior vice president and Dean of the Graduate School of Public and Development Management, Gloria Jumamil-Mercado Ph.D.

“At this period, when the Philippine economy is taking off, when peace in Mindanao is looking brighter, and as we have gained significant success in reducing the capabilities of the various internal threat groups, there is much urgency to win the peace now. With such positive outlook, we must not miss this opportunity,” Bautista said.

He urged the graduates to work together with all the stakeholders in hastening the tempo of the AFP’s campaign to finally win the peace and effect development in the country.

“I am confident that the members of AFP CGSC Class 57 will deliver and leave an indelible mark in our campaign and in shaping the future of the Armed Forces,” Bautista said.

The AFPCGSC is a military academic institution which seeks to enrich the educational experience and knowledge of military personnel for higher command positions and staff functions.

The institution also serves as the military’s center for research and advanced military studies. 

Philippine News Agency | March 2, 2013 | Article Link

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