Camp General Vicente Lukban, Catbalogan City, Samar
August 8, 2016

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte met the senior officers of the 8th Infantry Division (8ID) of the Philippine Army (PA) at Camp General Vicente Lukban, Catbalogan City, Samar for a situation briefing.

The Commanding General of the 8ID, MGen. Jet Joel Velarmino, administered the information briefing. He presented the 8ID’s overview, threat situation, the Internal Peace and Security Operations (IPSO) updates, normalization of the provinces, support to the counter-drug campaign, humanitarian and assistance response, support to other government agencies, and other concerns. He also discussed the further plans and goals of the 8ID.

National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Gen. Ricardo Visaya, and PA Commanding Gen. Eduardo Año joined the Commander-in-Chief during the briefing.

After the situation briefing, the President narrated his recent visit to the AFP Medical Center and talked on its need to have better equipment.

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