The Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Gen. Gilbert I Gapay PA officially visited the Philippine Fleet at Naval Base Heracleo Alano last November 4, 2020 which marked his first visit following his assumption as the 54th CSAFP, August this year.
At Headquarters Philippine Fleet, Gen Gapay PA was accorded a sideboys honor upon his arrival and was warmly received by the Commander Philippine Fleet, Rear Adm. Loumer P Bernabe PN along with the Philippine Fleet Command team.
During his visit, the Philippine Fleet presented an organizational briefing that showcased the Command’s effort, initiatives, current programs and future plans in support to the accomplishment of the AFP as a whole.
The Command also showed its unfaltering commitment and dedication in supporting the government’s fight against COVID-19 by ensuring that all PF ships and aircraft are always ready for deployment and are capable of providing assistance to the people.
The Philippine Fleet Commander also ensured that all personnel assigned to different Philippine Fleet platforms are well-trained, qualified and knowledgeable enough in performing their duties and responsibilities through the help and continuous cooperation of other units of the Philippine Navy.
At Headquarters Naval Air Wing, the Philippine Fleet Commander, Rear Admiral Bernabe PN together with Naval Air Wing Commander, Captain Lued L. Lincuna PN led the awarding of the Honorary Naval Aviator Badge to CSAFP. During CSAFP’s speech, he expressed his gratitude to the aviators by saying, “I am glad that the aviators from different branches of service are collaborating towards becoming a progressive and full-mission capable aviation unit of AFP.” He also congratulated the crew of Boat Attack 493 who had a successful operation against the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Sulu province.
The said visit and awarding ceremony were conducted under the new normal situation with strict adherence to health and biosafety protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19. PHILIPPINE FLEET