AFP chief-of-staff Gen. Eduardo Año is leaving it all up to the authorized consultants and the national management on whether or not he can be appointed to a government post shortly after his retirement on October 26.
He issued this assertion in the wake of President Rodrigo Duterte’s announcement that he needed the AFP chief retained in the government and appointed as his senior aide after his retirement from the army.
While Año was happy with the Chief Executive’s pronouncements as it underscored Duterte’s confidence and belief in him.
“(I leave it to the legal (experts) and to the national leadership as to how I can still render service. I am not picky. I am willing to help by all means. Anyway, this is all about public service,” he burdened.
Duterte had introduced as early as May that he needed Año to head the vacant high post at the Department of Interior and Local Government.
But Año couldn’t tackle the post till a 12 months after his necessary retirement, primarily based on Republic Act 6975. (PNA)