Quantcast

Aquino to lead generals’ shoot fest

By

President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – President Benigno Aquino III will lead an annual shoot fest among military and police generals on Saturday.

Aquino is a known gun enthusiast and is regularly joining shooting competitions. Last year, he was the champion in the executive category at the “Games of the Generals 2013″ held at Camp Crame.

“General Officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and personnel from other agencies of the government will converge at the Philippine Army headquarters on February 1 to compete in the yearly Games of the Generals,” Army spokesperson Captain Anthony Bacus said in a statement.

This year’s host will be the Philippine Army. Bacus said it would also be a fitting tribute to Army chief Lieutenant General Noel Coballes w, ho is retiring on February 7, Friday. No word has been said on his replacement.

Bacus described Coballes as one of those “shooting generals” who always emerged as champion in shooting competitions.

The “Games of the Generals” is a regular event among the general officers, and its equivalent rank to other government agencies, “which aims to strengthen the bond, foster camaraderie and esprit d’ corps among the competing government agencies; and to promote excellence in pistol marksmanship among the uniformed personnel and their counterpart.”

This year’s event is dubbed as “The Ultimate Shooting Challenge.” It will be participated by the Philippine Army, Philippine Air Force, Philippine Navy, General Headquarters, Department of National Defense, Philippine National Police, Philippine Coast Guard, and the Presidential Security Group.

Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

Copyright © 2015,

To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.

Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate: c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94



News

  • US newspapers see more bad news, as jobs decline
  • MMDA extends truck lane policy on C-5, Katipunan
  • Bank robber tries movie acting is arrested
  • Rain, bad weather forecast over Mindanao
  • Mexican villagers bulldoze ‘old,’ 18th century chapel
  • Sports

  • Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal playing in Manila
  • Lions edge gritty Altas
  • China all-out to host Fiba WC
  • 3×3 Filipinos face tough field
  • Pagunsan pays fine, returns to Tour
  • Lifestyle

  • Dogs try Olympics; cats do cosplay
  • Popular furniture brand’s flagship store now open at SM Makati
  • Workspaces that boost productivity
  • Don’t let ads tell you what medicines to buy
  • International luxury brand collaborates with Lea Salonga for its limited-edition timepieces
  • Entertainment

  • Gay accuser doubts Cosby could ‘read’ sexual cues
  • DOJ orders Chris Brown to answer estafa charge
  • Michael Jackson father reported stable after stroke in Brazil
  • Child star Jana Agoncillo’s welfare is top priority
  • Minions fail to destroy cutie with scandal
  • Business

  • Globe Business chief joins MAP, set to bring new insights to transform PH ICT industry
  • Gov’t to borrow less in 2016
  • AEV aims to raise P24B via bond offering
  • Biz Buzz: Highlander vs islander
  • Hitachi sees bright prospects in PH
  • Technology

  • First child double hand transplant announced in US
  • Ants use brawn and brains to haul heavy loads
  • Microsoft’s free Windows 10 giveaway: What that means
  • Safezone powers free mobile Internet for rewards app PopSlide
  • Android flaw lets hackers break in with a text message
  • Opinion

  • Editorial Cartoon, July 29, 2015
  • A strong speech
  • Sona 2016
  • Cooking rice
  • Zareenah’s ‘bapa’
  • Global Nation

  • China conducts ‘live firing drill’ in disputed South China Sea
  • ‘Corruption abetting trafficking’
  • It’s always fresh at Merla’s Kitchen in Chicago
  • Fil-Am accountant eager to help lead Florida city
  • Exhibit, confab on WWII in PH set for San Francisco Main Library
  • PHOTOS AND VIDEOS

    • WATCH: 4-year-old cancer patient ‘marries’ favorite nurse

      Read More

    • LOOK: PNP chief’s ‘White House’ shown to media

      Read More

    • DOJ drawing list of inmates to occupy death chamber-turned-prison

      Read More

    • 23 Russian soldiers killed in military barracks collapse

      Read More

    • Makati acting mayor promises cheaper, tastier cakes

      Read More

    • Espina: Rally behind new PNP chief … whoever he may be

      Read More

    • LOOK: Filipino Muslims observe holy month of Ramadan

      Read More

    • 1 dead, 4 hurt as slide hits van, jeepney on Kennon Road

      Read More

    • ‘Call center employee’ hurt in Makati road mishap

      Read More

    • Miss Universe refuses to give up crown despite Donald Trump spat

      Read More

    • MRT to get new rails, finally

      Read More

    • Pope puts family first at outdoor Mass in steamy Guayaquil

      Read More

    • LOOK: Chopper crash site in Batangas

      Read More

    • Signal No. 2 up in 3 areas; rains in Luzon, Visayas due to ‘Egay’

      Read More

    • Dalai Lama celebrates 80th birthday with California summit

      Read More