GUERRERO WILL MAKE A GOOD CUSTOMS CHIEF: GALVEZ
MANILA — Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief-of-Staff, Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr., said he is confident that his predecessor, Gen. Leonardo Guerrero, will do good as Bureau of Customs (BOC) commissioner.
“He (Guerrero) is an honest, intelligent, and very competent man. He is also (a) very strict, serious but kind-hearted person,” Galvez said in a message to reporters Friday.
The former AFP chief, a member of Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Class of 1984, was replaced by Galvez, of PMA Class 1985, last April.
Guerrero, who is Maritime Industry Authority administrator, was put in charge of the BOC following the transfer of its former head, Isidro Lapeña, to the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) amid the probe on the multi-billion-peso “shabu” shipment that slipped through the BOC.
Lapeña will fill up the post vacated by former TESDA director-general Guiling Mamondiong, who stepped down to run for governor of Lanao del Sur in the 2019 mid-term elections. (PNA)
Photo from PPD/Simeon Celi Jr.