PHL ARMY COMMANDING GENERAL VISITS BRUNEI, HOLDS TALK ON THE MARAWI INCIDENT

Lt. General Rolando Joselito D. Bautista AFP, Commanding General of the Philippine Army, during his talk on the “Marawi Incident” at the Philippine Embassy on January 26, 2018.

Lt. General Rolando Joselito D. Bautista AFP, Commanding General of the Philippine Army, undertook an introductory visit to Brunei Darussalam on January 23 to 26.

The highlights of Lt. General Bautista’s visit include his talk on the “Marawi Incident” held at the Embassy, participated in by a hundred attendees coming from the Filipino Community (FilCom) organizations and the Embassy personnel.

During his talk, Lt. General Bautista shared the Philippine Army’s experiences during the five-month campaign in neutralizing the Maute-ISIS Group leading to the liberation of Marawi City on October 23, 2017. He also updated the audience on the Philippine government’s on-going rehabilitation efforts in Marawi City.

Other highlighted activities of Lt. General Bautista during his visit to Brunei include his calls on Pehin Datu Pekerma Jaya Major General Dato Paduka Seri Mohd Tawih bin Abdullah, (then) Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF); Brig. General Pengiran Dato Seri Pahlawan Aminan bin Pengiran Haji Mahmud, (then) Commander of the Royal Brunei Land Forces (RBLF); and Philippine Ambassador Meynardo L.B. Montealegre, who also hosted a high-tea for Lt. General Bautista and his delegation at the Ambassador’s residence.

Lt. General Bautista articulated that the talk he conducted was part of the Philippine government’s public diplomacy efforts on the Marawi incident and the on-going rehabilitation efforts in said city. END

 

Philippine Ambassador Meynardo LB. Montealegre delivering his welcome message to the attendees of the talk on the “Marawi Incident” held at the Embassy.

 

Ambassador Meynardo LB. Montealegre and Lt. General Rolando Joselito D. Bautista, along with Embassy personnel, posing in a group photo with some attendees following the talk.

 

Ambassador Meynardo LB. Montealegre (center) and Lt. General Rolando Joselito D. Bautista, along with Embassy officers, posing in a group photo following the high-tea hosted by the Ambassador at his residence.