NEW CHIEF. Lt. Gen. Alexander Yano, newly-installed Armed Forces Chief of Staff, officiates the change of command ceremony of Maj. Gen. Armando Cunanan, former head of the 8th Infantry Division, as the new head of the Eastern Mindanao Command. Cunanan replaces Lt. Gen. Cardozo Luna who will relieve Lt. Gen. Antonio Romero II for the AFP Deputy Chief of Staff post. (davaotoday.com photo by Barry Ohaylan)
NEW CHIEF. Lt. Gen. Cardozo Luna, chief of the Eastern Mindanao Command, turns over his post to Maj. Gen. Armando Cunanan, former head of the 8th Infantry Division on Saturday, May 17, at the 10th Infantry Division Headquarters in Panacan, Davao City. Luna is the incoming AFP Deputy Chief of Staff under Lt. Gen. Alexander Yano. (davaotoday.com photo by Barry Ohaylan)
AFP soldiers march during the change of command ceremony of the Eastern Mindanao Command at the 10th Infantry Division Headquarters in Camp Panacan, Davao City.(davaotoday.com photo by Barry Ohaylan)
A helicopter ferrying wounded soldiers from a recent encounter with the New People’s Army (NPA) in Davao Oriental only looks like a speck in the sky as new AFP Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Alexander Yano vows to carry on the “sustained momentum” of retired Gen. Hermogenes Esperon and “end the Communist insurgency by 2010.” In Southern Mindanao, the NPA claimed “victories,” as government troops carry their wounded in the latest “tactical offensives.” (davaotoday.com photo by Barry Ohaylan)
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