The Group Commander of 5th Civil Relations Group, LTC GLENN A. DELA ROSA attended to the General Headquarters 1st Semester/2nd Quarter CY2015 Campaign Plan Brief Back on 25 June 2015 at Conference Room, Eastern Mindanao Command, NSFA, Panacan Davao City which was attended by officers of the Eastern Mindanao Command headed by BGEN ALEXANDER F. BALUTAN AFP, EMC Deputy Commander and representatives from BANTAY BAYANIHAN.
The Transformation Roadmap is the Armed Forces’ guide towards organizational change and of better service to the Filipino nation. Be with us on our journey of becoming a world-class AFP that is a source of national pride by 2028.
The Constitution bestows upon the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) the sacred mandate of being “protector of the people and the state”. Throughout the years, the Armed Forces has remained steadfast in fulfilling its mandate, but with the advent of the 21st century, the organization was confronted with newer and more complex security challenges that significantly impeded the AFP’s performance of its mission and tasks.
In this light, the AFP needs an organization-wide strategy that would drive the organization toward the attainment of its mission and vision. Toward this end, the AFP Transformation Roadmap (AFPTR) was crafted.
The AFPTR is a fifteen-year strategy that aims to transform the Armed Forces into a strong and credible institution built on good governance. It serves as the AFP’s strategy in pursuing reform initiatives within the framework of Security Sector Reform (SSR). It is geared towards two (2) strategic priorities: capability development and professionalization of all ranks.
In order to achieve these strategic priorities, the AFP adopted the Performance Governance System (PGS) which is a local adaptation of Kaplan and Norton’s Balanced Scorecard. With the PGS as guide, the AFP will be able to lay down its transformation roadmap towards a better and stronger Armed Forces.
The AFPTR is composed of three (3) key components: Charter Statement, Strategy Map, and Chief of Staff, AFP (CSAFP) Governance Scorecard. These three (3) key components encapsulate the AFP’s strategy to achieve its ultimate vision of becoming “A World-class Armed Forces, Source of National Pride” by 2028.
AFP 2028: A World-Class Armed Forces, Source of National Pride.
Protector of the People and the State
PEACE – is what our soldiers, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) are longing, not war. In the recent statement of the 10th Infantry Division Commander Major General Eduardo Año, he called for the permanent ceasefire against the New People’s Army (NPA) and hopes to resume the pending peace talk with the rebel group. In the same statement, he also said that the peace talk between the government and the NPA was stopped because of the unbelievable conditions the group has set and the ongoing struggle their comrades are waging in different parts of the country.
Clearly, a classic example of NPAs delaying tactics, of their means to achieve Mao Tse Tung’s ‘protracted war’. A war that will not only waste lives of our soldiers but also lives of our innocent brothers and sisters, more specifically the LUMADS. It is according to them, their way to win the battle against the government.
To them, what they are saying is the ideal and the best way, but what ordinary people think and experience is the brutality of their actions, the harshness of ideas and continuing love of violence.
Who then will we believe more? Is it the NPAs whose mind and heart are fixed on not settling their problems and demands with the government OR the government who exhausts all means to achieve peace? The NPAs are clearly and obviously for WAR and not for peace. Even if we have the means, the power, the resources and we are legitimate to wage and engage war against this rebel group, we still WANT PEACE NOT WAR.