Duterte extends term of AFP Chief Guerrero

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 7) — President Rodrigo Duterte has extended the term of Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Rey Leonardo Guerrero.

"The Executive Secretary, by authority of the President, has signed yesterday, December 6, the extension of the service of Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Rey Leonardo Guerrero," Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement on Thursday.

Guerrero, who will reach his compulsory retirement age of 56 on December 17, has been asked to extend his term until April 24, 2018.

April 28 will mark his six months in service as AFP Chief of Staff. In October, he was appointed by Duterte in AFP to replace Gen. Eduardo Año who retired on October 27.

Guerrero headed the Davao City-based Eastern Mindanao Command, the hometown of President Rodrigo Duterte. He was a graduate of the Philippine Military Academy class of 1984.