New Army Gender and Development Chief assumes position

    FORT BONIFACIO, Metro Manila – The
    Office of the Army Gender and Development
    (OAGAD) welcomes its new Chief here today, November 18, 2020.
    In a Change of Chief of Office Ceremony presided by Chief of Staff, Philippine Army Maj. Gen. Rowen S. Tolentino, incoming Chief Lt. Col. Lourdes O. Guevarra took over the position from outgoing Chief Lt. Col. Margie G. Mingoy.
    Prior to her new post, Lt. Col. Guevarra has served in key positions such as in the Office of the Army Internal Auditor and as Commanding Officer of 15th, 14th, and 5th Finance Service Field Offices, Finance Center Philippine Army. She graduated from the Officer Candidate School in 1997, and received her Master of Business Administration from Jose Rizal University in 2011.
    On the other hand, Lt. Col. Mingoy served as the OAGAD Chief since July 2019. Under her leadership, the office implemented Gender and Development policies, directives, and programs that nurtured equal opportunities, valued respect, and encouraged self-improvement of Army personnel. She also sustained strong partnerships with the Philippine Commission on Women, non-government organizations, and people’s organizations relative to the effective and efficient implementation of programs and advocacies on gender and development. She graduated from Philippine Military Academy “Banyuhay” Class of 2002, and will now pursue further studies at the Armed Forces of the Philippines Command and General Staff College.
    “The Philippine Army considers the promotion of gender equity as a strategic success. Our Organization remains a people-centric Army with gender-responsive approaches as its foundation,” remarked Maj. Gen. Tolentino during the ceremony.
    “Lt. Col. Mingoy, your accomplishments are indeed worthy of the Army’s recognition. Thank you for the dedication and hard work, and good luck on your schooling. And to Lt. Col. Guevarra, I trust that with your leadership experience and competence, the Philippine Army will sustain its pursuit of gender equality to ensure the well-being of the soldiers in support of the Command’s thrusts,” he added. #
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