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TO NARSING ABAYA!!
ON NARSING ABAYA'S ASSUMPTION AS CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE ARMED
FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES - APRIL 8, 2003 (Camp Aguinaldo,
Narsing Abaya taking his oath of
office with his family on 08 April 2003
Narsing with the Matatag Cheering
Narsing with the Matatag Ladies
By Doy Francisco
Finally, Narsing broke the ping pong successions
of 69's and 70's to reach the boyhood dream of every alumnus: To be
Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
President Arroyo promoted him to General (4 stars) on the same
masisilat pa considering what happened to another Matatag, Aris, to
the FOIC position in the Navy. Di bale, Aris, we'll see what will happen
come May 2004.
about 20 members of Barangay 71 and their ladies who attended to show
solid support for Narsing and Susan.
In his acceptance
speech, Narsing emphasized on transparency of the AFP transactions and
on pushing more logistics, particularly healthcare support to the field.
He also emphasized the training and education of the soldier to prepare
his mind, body, and heart for the difficult tasks that lie ahead. To
him, substance and not form is important. He said that his management
would focus more on what will benefit the individual soldier the most
and not cater to the interests of a particular class or sectoral group.
So Matatags, if you have business interests in the AFP, take note!
pala, like some of his predecessors, is a schoolteacher son. Among the
high achiever Matatags, there are also sons of schoolteachers.
I know Egay Aglipay and Romy Dominguez are.
so many visitors, both officers and enlisted who attended. The grandstand
was overflowing with people.
It looks like Narsing can walk with kings and yet maintain the
Another presidentiable Matatag? Maybe after Ping's term. We can
dream and why not?
luck, Narsing! If you need our services, we're just around the corner.