AFP Chief thanks soldiers for highest approval, trust ratings in latest survey

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The Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) thanked the soldiers for the highest approval and trust ratings that the military garnered in the latest Publicus Asia survey.

During his visit to the Philippine Army Headquarters in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, General Andres C. Centino recognized the troop’s contribution to the AFP campaign.

“I am thankful for what the Philippine Army has contributed in the accomplishment of the AFP’s internal security campaigns and in providing needed services to our people during emergencies and natural calamities,” General Centino said.

The AFP garnered the highest approval and trust rating among government agencies, with 67.4% and 53.4% ratings, respectively, in the First Quarter 2022 Pahayag Survey. The survey was conducted from March 30 to April 6, 2022, involving 1,500 respondents.

According to the AFP Chief of Staff, the dedication and sense of professionalism of the Philippine Army, Philippine Air Force, and Philippine Navy contribute to the growing support of the people to the military, as manifested in the survey.

The AFP Chief of Staff addressed the Officers, Enlisted Personnel, and Civilian Human Resources in his official visit to the Headquarters Philippine Army (HPA) in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, on Tuesday, April 12.

Lieutenant General Romeo S Brawner Jr, Commanding General of the Philippine Army, welcomed General Centino. He was rendered with military honors and was conferred the Combat Kagitingan Badge at the HPA Grandstand.

In the traditional Talk to Troops, General Centino reassured members in the field that their needs will be well taken care of as they carry out the task of combatting armed threats.

“We have already built competence and mastery of what we are doing. We also have the right mix of tactics and strategies to remove the armed threats’ capabilities to intimidate and extort from the people and weaken their ability to generate resources,” he said.

He also imparted that President Rodrigo Duterte salutes the men and women of the AFP for their continuing dedication and service to the country and people.

“The President expressed his gratitude for the AFP’s multi-faceted role in nation-building – as protector of the people and the state against all threats and helping our people during calamities. He said he is happy to leave his position soon, knowing that he is leaving behind a strong Armed Forces. I thank the Philippine Army for your contributions to making the AFP stronger than before,” General Centino said. — PR

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