Statement on the appointment of LTGEN Jose C Faustino Jr as AFP Chief of Staff
30 July 2021
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     The Department of National Defense expresses its full confidence in the capability of LTGEN Jose C Faustino Jr to lead as AFP Chief of Staff, replacing GEN Cirilito Sobejana.
     A seasoned military commander, LTGEN Faustino will ably direct our Armed Forces toward addressing the pressing peace and security concerns of our country, particularly, in ending the local communist armed conflict that has dragged our country down for the last five decades. We look to LTGEN Faustino to lead our troops to continue making the AFP a highly professional, capable, and world-class organization that we envision it to be.

     We also thank GEN Sobejana for the years of dedicated service to the nation and wish him the best as he retires from military service.


Delfin N. Lorenzana
Department of National Defense