Kintanar assumes top PAF post Tuesday

By Priam Nepomuceno

October 24, 2017, 12:56 pm

MANILA -- Lt. Gen. Galileo Gerard Kintanar, Jr., a member of Philippine Military Academy Class of 1985, will be assuming command of the Philippine Air Force during short ceremonies in Clark Airbase, Pampanga Tuesday afternoon.

He will be replacing Lt. Gen. Edgar Fallorina, a member of PMA Class of 1982, who will be retiring from the service after reaching the mandatory retirement age of 56.

President Rodrigo Duterte will be leading the change-of-command and retirement ceremonies.

Kintanar is described by his peers as silent worker, strategic thinker and an expert pilot.

He also served as Western Command head, which is headquartered in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, prior to his selection as PAF chief. (PNA)