By Priam Nepomuceno

Incoming Philippine Army chief Lt. Gen. Roy Galido (Photo courtesy of PCO)

MANILA – The Department of National Defense (DND) lauded the appointment of Western Mindanao Command chief Lt. Gen. Roy M. Galido as the new commander of the Philippine Army (PA).

“Lt. Gen. Galido has led a sterling military career, which includes his tour as Commander of the 6th Infantry (Kampilan) Division and Western Mindanao Command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). His extensive experience and well-honed skills resulted in the significant victories of his command against lawless elements, especially in Mindanao,” DND spokesperson Arsenio Andolong said in a statement Monday night.

Galido was appointed by President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr., replacing Gen. Romeo Brawner Jr. who was named as AFP chief.

The new PA chief is a member of the Philippine Military Academy Class of 1990.

“With Lt. Gen. Galido at the helm, the PA will undoubtedly and excellently pursue the strategic path set by the Commander-in-Chief in pursuit of the country’s stability amid the changing security landscape,” Andolong said.

No other information was immediately available regarding Galindo’s assumption of the command of the PA. (PNA)