MANILA Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Director General Oscar Albayalde, on Monday congratulated the appointment of his mistah (classmate), Major Gen. Macairog Sabeniano Alberto, as the next commander of the 98,000-strong Philippine Army.
"We are really really proud. That's another Class 86, Sinagtala, the best class the PMA (Philippine Military Academy) has ever produced. Marami gusto kumontra, bahala sila (Many are opposing but we don't care). We'd |like to congratulate our classmate I think he deserve the position, Albayalde told reporters in a press conference.
He added that the incoming PA chief is known for his dedication and passion for the service.
Tahimik but deadly parang dagat. Kapag tahimik malalim (Quiet but deadly like a sea. Quiet is deep), Albayalde, said.
Alberto, a member of Philippine Military Academy Class of 1986, is slated to replace outgoing PA commander, Lt. Gen. Rolando Joselito Bautista, a member of PMA Class 1985, who will be retiring on Monday after reaching the mandatory retirement age of 56.
Bautista was earlier named by President Rodrigo Duterte to head the Department of Social Welfare and Development.
Alberto also served as commanding officer of the 2nd and 3rd Scout Ranger Battalion, and head of Task Force Davao prior his designation as 1001st Infantry Brigade heada unit of the 10th Infantry Division in Mindanao.
He was later appointed as head of the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. (PNA)
Source: Philippine News Agency