The Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (CSAFP), Gen. Gilbert Gapay, paid his farewell visit to the Philippine Navy (PN) February 3.
General Gapay who is set to bow out of the military service this February visited the headquarters of the Philippine Fleet (PF) and Naval Special Operations Command (NAVSOCOM) at Naval Base Heracleo Alano in Sangley Point, Cavite City.
Sailors and Marines accorded the CSAFP fitting honors upon his arrival as tribute and recognition of his invaluable and selfless service rendered to the Filipino people. General Gapay also witnessed a capability demonstration at NAVSOCOMs Airborne Ground.
General Gapay held a dialogue with PN senior leaders led by the Flag Officer In Command, Vice Adm. Giovanni Carlo Bacordo, and a “Talk to Troops” where he addressed the officers, enlisted personnel, and civilian human resources aboard the Philippine Fleet and other naval units via video teleconferencing.
In his speech, General Gapay lauded the PN for “[a] job well done and for all your support, cooperation, services, and sacrifices rendered during my stint as the Chief of Staff.”
“As I retire, I will retire happy, proud, and contented knowing that the Navy and the Armed Forces will be left with good leaders and good men and women with solid camaraderie… continue doing your job with utmost professionalism and commitment” added Gapay.
This farewell visit served as the retiring CSAFP’s final salute to the men and women of the Navy who have been instrumental in the accomplishments of the AFPs missions and goals during his stint. NAVY.MIL.PH