Friday, November 30, 2012

Army paves the way towards genuine transformation

From the Website of Philippine Army

Army paves the way towards genuine transformation

FORT BONIFACIO, Taguig City – In its drive to push the genuine transformation of the organization, the Philippine Army will hold the Army Transformation Roadmap (ATR) commitment ceremony attended by senior military leaders here on Wednesday, November 28 at 3 p.m.

Army Chief Lt Gen Emmanuel T. Bautista will lead the senior commanders of major Army units as well as staff officers at the Army headquarters in taking their oath of commitment in upholding the ATR.

Defense Secretary Voltaire T Gazmin will grace the ceremony as the Guest of Honor and Speaker.

He will be joined by the Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Jessie D Dellosa and members of the Philippine Army Multi-Sector Advisory Board (PA MSAB) led by its chairman, Dr. Jesus P Estanislao.

Army spokesperson Harold Cabunoc described the ATR as a long-term, 18-year transformation program to pursue genuine reforms based on good governance and performance excellence.

“It is founded in the Army’s core values of honor, patriotism and duty and we aim that every single member of the Army embraces the meaning of it and live by example,” said Cabunoc.

Using the word ‘transformation’ is a clear manifestation of the organization’s commitment to change into something ‘much better’ and ‘more useful’. Through the ATR, the Army aims to break the status quo to become more responsive to the needs of time.
After its inception in 2010, the Army intends to inform its constituents and other stakeholders about the ATR and to celebrate its initial successes.

During the ceremony, a audio-visual presentation will be presented highlighting the significant developments in the organization and the way ahead in its transformation journey.

Gazmin will administer the Oath of Commitment by the unit commanders and chief of offices.

Bautista is expected to confer the ATR pins to all participants of the said event, the symbol of every soldier’s commitment to the advocacy of transforming the Army to become the source of national pride.

Philippine Army Website