Galvez to reform AFPHSC in one month

MANILA — In a month’s time, Armed Forces of the Philippines chief-of-staff Gen. Carlito Galvez, Jr. pledged to clean and make the AFP Health Service Command (HSC) one of the best medical care facilities in the country.

He made this vow Tuesday during the turnover ceremonies where AFP Surgeon General, Brig. Gen. Augustus De Villa was named acting commander of the AFPHSC, replacing Brig. Gen. Edwin Leo Torrelavega who was relieved from his position, along with 21 others, to give way for the investigations on the alleged anomalies in procurement practices in the AFP Medical Center (AFPMC) also known as the V. Luna Hospital.

“That’s why sabi ng ating (as per our) Chief-of-Staff, give (me) one month and I will do my level best para malinis natin ang (to clean the) AFPHSC and he even promised to make the AFPHSC one of the best if not the best health care facility in the nation,” AFP spokesperson Col. Edgard Arevalo quoted Galvez as saying.

The AFP chief also expressed his commitment to resolve the above-mentioned case and come up with findings without undue haste.

Galvez earlier said these personnel will be charged with violation of Article of War 95 (Fraud Against the Government).

This, however, is without prejudice to other infractions of the Articles of War that may have also been violated; and the accused military personnel’s right to due process.

“But I commit to the members of the AFP, to the Filipino People, and to our beloved President and Commander-in-Chief that I will render justice to all concerned without undue haste. As the President said during the last SONA (State-of-the-Nation Address) corruption is corrosive. And the warning that— ‘I will get you!’ And I am one with him in that desire. At ito na yun (This is what is happening now),” he added.