- AFP Chief of Staff Rey Leonardo Guerrero’s term was extended until April 2018
- The extension of service was signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, by authority of the President
- Guerrero is supposed to retire on December 17, 2017 when he reach his age of compulsory retirement
The term of Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Rey Leonardo Guerrero, who is set to retire on December 17, 2017, was extended by President Rodrigo Duterte by four months
Guerrero’s extension of service was confirmed by Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque.
Roque announced that Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, by authority of the President, signed the AFP Chief’s extension of service.
“The Executive Secretary, by authority of the President, has signed yesterday, December 6, the extension of the service of Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Rey Leonardo Guerrero,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement on Thursday, December 7.
“AFP Chief of Staff General Guerrero will reach his age of compulsory retirement on December 17, 2017, and the President has extended his service to April 24, 2018, as per Republic Act No. 8186, or 6 months since he assumed office as AFP Chief of Staff,” Roque added.
According to Inquirer, Guerrero, who has held the position since October 26 when he replaced then AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Eduardo Año, recently got the nod of the Commission on Appointments although he is set to retire.