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4 more months! Duterte extends Guerrero’s term until April 2018

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President Rodrigo Duterte has extended the term of Armed Forces Chief of Staff General Rey Leonardo Guerrero, who is due to retire on December 17.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Thursday (December 7) announced that on Duterte’s authority, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea has signed the extension Guerrero’s service.

“AFP Chief of Staff General Guerrero will reach his age of compulsory retirement on December 17, 2017, and the President has extended his service to April 24, 2018, as per Republic Act No. 8186, or six months since he assumed office as AFP Chief of Staff,” Roque said.

Medialdea signed the document on Guerrero’s extension of service Wednesday (December 6).

Politiko earlier reported that Duterte wants to extend Guerrero’s term.

The AFP chief was appointed to his post in October.