By Kit Bagaipo
The Bohol Chronicle
The Armed Forces of the Philippines Central Command (AFP-Centcom) is considering its transfer here in the province.
This was proposed yesterday during the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) meeting at the Bohol Tropics Resort.
The meeting was attended by Philippine Army chief Lt. Gen. Alexander Yano, brother of new 302nd Infantry Brigade commander Col. Cesar Yano, who was also in the meeting presided by Gov. Erico Aumentado.
Also in attendance were Centcom chief Maj. Gen. Victor Ibrado, 3rd Infantry Division chief Maj. Gen. Jovenal Narcise, Bohol PNP director SSupt. Edgardo Ingking, 79th Infantry Battalion commander Col. Nestor Porlucas and League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) president Mayor Exuperio Lloren.
The AFP-Centcom is comprised of units from the militaryâ€™s major services â€“ the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force.
Ibrado said Centcom is eyeing to relocate here since they have plans of housing only its administrative offices in Camp Lapulapu in Cebu City, its current command base.
The Centcom commander considers Bohol as a strategic place for their operations center.
According to Ibrado, they have been asking for a relocation site in Cebu City, but if the city government could not provide them the area, then they may have to transfer here.
Other than Bohol, the AFP is also considering Mactan Island, Cebu.
The proposal for the transfer of its base here will have to be approved by the AFP chief, Gen. Hermogenes Esperon.Linkback: https://tubagbohol.mikeligalig.com/index.php?topic=4720.0