No PHL Army personnel involved in coup plots, says Detoyato

By , on February 23, 2015

Philippine Army Lt. Col. Noel Detoyato (youtube screenshot)
Philippine Army Lt. Col. Noel Detoyato (youtube screenshot)

MANILA — Philippine Army (PA) spokesperson Lt. Col. Noel Detoyato assured the public that no active duty personnel are involved in coup plots, adding that these troopers are too busy attending to their constitutional mandate, which is to protect the people and country from all forms of internal and external threats.

“No active duty Army personnel (officers and enlisted) are involved in these coup plots,” Detoyato said.

And besides, joining coup plots or any destabilization attempt is not part of the Army Transformation Roadmap (ATR), which the troops are now busy with, he said.

The ATR aims to develop capabilities needed to support the Philippine Development Plan, Philippine Defense Reform, Armed Forces of the Philippines Transformation Roadmap and Internal Peace and Security Plan “Bayanihan”.

“It (ATR) embodies the Army’s sincere commitment to pursue genuine reform and transformation founded on good governance and performance excellence,” Army commander Lt. Gen. Hernando DCA Iriberri said.

He also said that the ATR promotes an Army that focuses on the institution rather than personalities, consider long-term strategies and approaches all matters from a systems perspectives to address interconnected priorities than single issues.

The ATR also seeks for the Philippine Army (PA) to become a “world class Army by 2028.”

Iriberri was pleased to point out that the Army Governance and Strategy Management Office was established in 2012 to oversee and manage the implementation of the ATR.

The strategy is being cascaded down to the levels of units, offices, and individuals and subsidiary performance scorecards being aligned with that of the enterprise, he added.

“This is being done through various projects and activities, framework systems and processes that it designed to institutionalize the Performance Governance System.

Under the ATR, the PA revised and simplified the core values into three most essential, enduring, and elemental set of values that truly represent the organization, namely:

1.Honor, which is attributed to self-worth, personal dignity, integrity, and discipline;

2.Patriotism, which resonates as love of country and manifests as loyalty, courage, and allegiance to the constitution; and

3.Duty, which is expressed through professional-ism, excellence, resourcefulness, dynamism, dedication, and commitment to sworn duty.