The Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, J1, AFP, RAdm Antonio A Habulan Jr AFP delivers the message of the AFP Chief of Staff Gen Gregorio Pio P Catapang Jr AFP during the AFPMBAI’s 49th anniversary celebration at AFP Commissioned Officers Club in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, September 1, 2014.
September 3, 2014 – The highest military officer in the country, AFP Chief of Staff Gen Gregorio Pio P Catapang Jr AFP revealed during the 49th anniversary of the Armed Forces and Police Mutual Benefit Association, Inc. that he himself is a beneficiary of AFPMBAI’s services particularly real estate housing project before he established his own family.
“My availment of a house and lot from AFPMBAI enabled me to provide a shelter for my family and gave me peace of mind since I knew that my family is secured in our own home while I am in the field,” he said.
General Catapang commended the AFPMBAI saying that it has remarkably exceeded its reason for establishment as manifested in the diversity of its projects and commitment to cater to the needs of its members. The AFPMBAI started from the system of abuluyan or immediate financial assistance to the family of a deceased member, which later expanded and institutionalized in providing the insurance and housing needs of the members of the Armed Forces, Philippine National Police, Philippine Cost Guard, Bureau of Fire Protection and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology.