NO CORRUPTION ISSUE | Ex-Air Force chief steps down “for AFP’s growth”

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DECEMBER 6, 2018 – The Armed Forces of the Philippines dismissed speculations that former Air Force chief Lt. Gen. Galileo Gerard Kintanar, Jr. left his post due to corruption issues.

Public Affairs chief Colonel Noel Detoyato explained that Kintanar stepped down to give more chance for junior officers to advance their careers in the Air Force.

“There is no issue of corruption, whatsoever. It is for the professional growth of the whole organization,” Detoyato said. “The junior officers have to go up, so the dynamism of the AFP organization is if the junior officers have to go up, the older ones have to give way.”

President Rodrigo Duterte has already appointed Lt. Gen. Rozzano Briguez to replace Kintanar, who is originally scheduled to leave his post in January 2020. Kintanar and Briguez had already talked prior to the latter’s appointment, Detoyato said.

Detoyato likewise vouched for Briguez, a member of Philippine Military Academy “Sinagtala” Class of 1986, who graduated with distinction.

“He is an officer who has boots on the ground, combat, admin, logistics, name it he has done it,” he said.