The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) extended its condolences to the family and friends of its former chief, Gen. Lisandro Abadia, who passed away Sunday.
“General Abadia served as the CSAFP (Chief-of-Staff AFP) in the early 1990s and has paved the way for the professionalization of the military and the return of meritocracy in its promotion system. He also led the AFP Campaign Plan ‘Lambat Bitag’ that significantly decreased the strength of the communist terrorist group,” AFP spokesperson Army Col. Ramon Zagala said in a statement Monday.
Abadia, a member of the Philippine Military Academy Class of 1962, served as AFP chief from 1991 to 1994 under the administration of then President Fidel V. Ramos.
Zagala said the military will provide “appropriate military honors” to the former AFP chief in recognition of his legacy and sacrifices as a soldier.
“Again, we send our deep condolences and sympathies to his family,” he added.