Duterte picks Clement as new AFP chief

first_imgClement – who will replace General BenjaminMadrigal Jr. – could move to his new position on the AFP’s change of command onSept. 24. Madrigal was scheduled for retirement when he reached the age of 56on Sept. 28. MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte selectedCentral Command chief Lieutenant General Noel Clement as the next chief of theArmed Forces of the Philippines, Department of National Defense secretary DelfinLorenzana said. He, however, was cleared by the PhilippineNational Police’s Criminal Investigation and Detection Group for lack ofevidence./PN Lorenzana on Thursday announced Clement’sappointment but his office is still waiting for the appointment papers from thePalace.   A member of the Philippine Military Academy’sSandiwa Class of 1985, Clement commanded the 501st and 602nd Infantry Brigadesand served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations of the military.center_img Clement previously served as the chief of thePhilippine Army’s 10th Infantry “Agila” Division before leading the CentralCommand in the Visayan region. A dent to Clement’s career was when he waslinked to the April 2007 kidnapping and disappearance of activist Jonas Burgos. Central Command chief Lieutenant General Noel Clement was appointed as the next chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, according to Defense secretary Delfin Lorenzana. 10TH INFANTRY AGILA DIVISION PHILIPPINE ARMY FACEBOOK PAGElast_img read more

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