• Defense Undersecretary resigns


    AN official of the Department of National Defense (DND) has resigned his post for personal and health reasons, according to Arsenio Andolong, the Defense department’s public affairs chief.

    Eduardo Batac, DND Undersecretary for Civil, Veterans and Reserve Affairs, tendered his resignation two weeks ago and it was accepted by Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin.

    Batac was replaced by Undersecretary Hororio Azcueta who was appointed officer-in-charge of the Civil, Veterans and Reserve Affairs.

    The office oversees the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO), the Philippine Veterans Hospital and the DND public affairs service. It also assist in formulating policies pertaining to the welfare of veterans and reservists of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).


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