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No need to rush foreign postings for former AFP brass, Noy told By Mario J. Mallari 10/25/2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

No need to rush foreign postings for former AFP brass, Noy told

By Mario J. Mallari 10/25/2010

While they don’t see anything wrong with the appointment of retired military and police officials to civilian positions, concerned military sources said at least three years of retirement should be observed by the appointing au-thority to avoid speculations that such move is a political payback for loyalty.

Aside from allowing former military and police officers to adjust to civilian life, Tribune sources, who requested anonymity, said such appointment could erase doubts that such move is reward from the appoint-ing authority.

“It’s about time that we stop this practice of immediately appointing recently retired police and military officers to civilian posts… it’s hard to justify even the appointment was done in good faith,” one source said.

“They (retired police and military officers) should be allowed to retire for at least three years to adjust to civilian life and avoid speculations of being rewarded for being loyal to certain individual,” he added.
“President Aquino, with a very clear mandate… so he has the moral ascendancy to stop this malpractice,” the source noted..... MORE

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