The Philippine Navy (PN) received an ‘Excellent’ rating during the exit briefing of the Annual General Inspection (AGI) led by the Inspector General of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Lt. Gen. Franco Nemecio Gacal, at the PN headquarters here on Wednesday, December 9.
The PN garnered an ‘Excellent’ rating of 98.95% based on the inspection parameters and rating system during this year’s general inspection. The Navy also received a ‘very good’ overall rating of 93.32% in leadership, morale and welfare, discipline, and law and order.
In his speech, Lt. Gen. Gacal described the Navy’s “exceptional AGI performance” as a “fitting recognition of the Philippine Navy’s immeasurable contribution to accomplish AFP’s mission to conduct development support operations to sustain the peace, ensure security, and help maintain public order so as to foster the foundation for inclusive economic and human development of the Filipinos.”
He then conveyed the AFP leadership’s commendation to the PN and further assured them of the organization’s “steadfast support” to the Navy’s programs and initiatives.
The Navy Chief, Vice Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo, during his remarks, stated that this year’s AGI results would become “the foundation for the implementation of better policies and conduct of improved procedures for a more efficient performance of our mandate.” He also urged the commanders and staff of the Fleet-Marine Team “to rectify bad approaches and fill in the gaps that were identified during the inspection.”
“We are on our way into becoming a better Navy, and we must improve our service quality because a modern and multi-capable Navy is a Navy that doesn’t underperform or thrives on mediocrity,” added Vice Admiral Bacordo. — Philippine Navy