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AAo on gov’t post after AFP retirement: ‘I leave it to authorities”

MANILA -- AFP chief-of-staff Gen. Eduardo AAo said he is leaving it all up to the legal experts and the national leadership on whether he can be given another government post shortly after his retirement on October 26.

He issued this statement in wake of President Rodrigo Duterte's announcement that he wants the AFP chief retained in the government and appointed as his senior aide after his retirement from the military.

And while AAo is pleased with the Chief Executive's pronouncements and said it is a great honor for him as it highlights his long service at the military, he said that he is leaving the matter to relevant authorities.

I leave it to the legal (experts) and to the national leadership kung papano ako makakapagbigay pa ng serbisyo. (I leave it to the legal (experts) and to the national leadership as to how I can still render service.) Ako naman ay hindi naman ako namimili, kung saan lang ako pwedeng makatulong, public service lang naman ang ano natin (I am not picky. I am willing to help by all means. Anyway, this is all about public service.)" he stressed.

Source: Philippine News Agency

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