DAVAO CITY Feb. 3 (PIA)- As part of his unified command visits and to assess the security in the region. Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin visited the headquarters of the Eastern Mindanao Command yesterday (February 2).
The Eastmincom headquarters is located inside the sprawling Naval Station Felix Apolinario in Panacan, Davao City the home of the Philippine Navy’s Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao.
Gazmin highlighted the current updates of the Armed Forces’ modernization program and emphasized the role of the military in the coming 2016 national and local elections. “You have to remain apolitical and not get involved in any partisan political activity.” The DND chief said.
The Secretary also commended Eastmincom under the leadership of Major General Rey Leonardo Guerrero for taking the right direction in winning the peace, he also congratulated the command for its accomplishments in the previous year.
After the talk, Sec. Gazmin had boodle lunch with field commanders, soldiers and civilian personnel of Eastmincom.
The unified command covers the regions of Southeastern Mindanao, Northern Mindanao and parts of Central Mindanao. (PIA/RG Alama)