Duterte extends AFP chief Guerrero’s term

Dharel Placido, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 07 2017 11:28 AM | Updated as of Dec 07 2017 11:30 AM

Rey Leonardo Guerrero. File Photo

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has extended the term of Armed Forces chief of staff General Rey Leonardo Guerrero, Malacañang confirmed Thursday.

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, by the authority of the President, signed on December 6 the extension of service of Guerrero to April 24, 2018 or six months since he assumed office as AFP chief of staff.

Malacañang said this is pursuant to Republic Act No. 8186.

Guerrero, who replaced former AFP chief of staff Eduardo Año just last October, was supposed to retire on December 17, when he reaches the mandatory retirement age of 56.