Army chief retiring

The commanding general of the Philippine Army is up for mandatory retirement and has started doing the rounds of  field units of the 90,000-strong command.

Lieut. General Noel Coballes, a member of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) “Mapitagan” Class 1980, will reach the mandatory retirement age of 56 next month.

On Thursday, Coballes  visited the 5th Infantry Division which is  under Maj. Gen. Joel Ybanez based on Camp Melchor dela Cruz in Barangay Upi, Gamu, Isabela.

Coballes, a native of Cagayan, is the 55th Army chief.  He served as Armed Forces Vice Chief of Staff.

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