Army continues medical support in NCR hospitals

    FORT BONIFACIO, Metro Manila – The Commanding General Philippine Army Lt. Gen. Andres C. Centino joined the Senate hearing for the proposed Department of National Defense (DND) 2022 budget today, October 1, 2021, at the Senate of the Philippines, Metro Manila.
    Along with DND Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Jose C. Faustino Jr., the CGPA participated in the hearing where the senate discussed the proposed 2022 budget of the DND and AFP. Sec. Lorenzana presented the proposed DND-AFP budget amounting to 221.6 Billion pesos with an eight percent increase from the 2021 budget of 205.47 Billion pesos.
    During the hearing, Lt. Gen. Andres C. Centino, the Commanding General Philippine Army, answered questions from the Senators, particularly on the status of the Army Aviation Regiment, which is still a provisional unit of the Army.
    Lt. Gen. Centino explained that the activation of the Army Aviation Regiment (Provisional) is part of the Army’s thrust for capability and base development to prepare for future missions and territorial defense.
    “The Philippine Army is still beefing up the readiness of the Army Aviation Regiment in terms of personnel and equipment before it will become a regular unit. Rest assured that the budget for the capability development and modernization of the Philippine Army will be judiciously spent based on the current priority of the organization to serve our people better,” Lt. Gen. Centino said. #
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