Malacañang assures it will follow three-year fixed term for AFP top brass

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THE country’s Chief Executive said it will follow the tenets of Republic Act 11709 or the law that sets a fixed three-year term of service for some top officials of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

According to Press Secretary Trixie Cruz Angeles, since it is under the law, there is no reason for President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. not to follow it.

The law states that the AFP Chief of Staff, the Vice Chief of Staff, Deputy Chief of Staff, the Commanding Generals of the Philippine Army, Navy and Air Force, Inspector General and Chief of the unified commands, will all serve for three years.

The current APF Chief of Staff is General Andres Centino, who was appointed by former President Rodrigo Duterte last November 12, 2021, and will celebrate his 56the birthday on February 4, 2023.

For now, Angeles said the president has no list yet as to Centino’s possible replacement once his term ends since it is still too early to think about it.

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