BAGUIO CITY (PIA) -- The Philippine Army honored its outgoing Vice Commander in a retirement ceremony at the Philippine Army Officers Clubhouse, Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City on Monday (May 16).
Maj. Gen. Henry M. Doyaoen, who hails from Baguio City, retires after more than 38 years in military service. He is a member of the Philippine Military Academy “Maringal” Class of 1988.
“As the Vice Commander of the Philippine Army for nearly six months, Maj. Gen. Doyaoen has truly inspired and motivated our personnel to lead and serve with the highest standards of honor, patriotism and duty,” Commanding General, Philippine Army Lt. Gen. Romeo S. Brawner, Jr., said during the retirement ceremony.
Brawner also lauded his “kababayan” for his “pragmatic and innovative leadership” and for ably leading various Philippine Army boards and committees.
“We wish you the best in your succeeding endeavors. We wish you an advanced happy birthday and happy retirement, Sir!” said Brawner, a fellow Baguio boy.
The PA described Doyaoen as a well-rounded general, a decorated and battle-seasoned military officer who has exemplified competence and commitment to duty.
Dayaoen previously served as the AFP Internal Auditor. He also held various leadership roles in PA major units and AFP Unified Commands such as Deputy Commander of Northern Luzon Command, Commander of the 503rd Infantry Brigade of the 5th Infantry Division, and Chief of the Morale and Welfare Division of the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Personnel of the AFP.
During his tour of duty in the Cordillera, Doyaoen is active member of the Regional Peace and Order Council and has been recognized for his meritorious performance as lead soldier in countering insurgency in the region.
Among his accomplishments are the dismantling and downgrading of guerilla fronts including KLG Marco and KLG Ifugao, and the neutralization of dozens of members of communist terror groups and high value individuals.
An active advocate of youth in nation building, Doyaoen organized the Cordillera Youth Brigade which conducted several outreach activities like the distribution of masks to frontliners and relief donations to victims of typhoons even during the COVID-19 pandemic.
He also took part in the resolution of the conflicts between the Tongrayan and Tulgao tribes of Kalinga, and between the Butbut tribe of Tinglayan, Kalinga and Betwagan tribe of Sadanga, Mountain Province.
As chair of the security component of the Joint Evaluation and Monitoring Committee on the Cordillera Bodong Administration-Cordillera Peoples Liberation Army (CBA-CPLA), Doyaoen recommended the data basing of the group’s members and the approval of its road map.
The retirement ceremony for Doyaoen was graced by AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Andres Centino, former AFP Chief of Staff retired General Jose Faustino, Jr., Southern Luzon Command Commander Lt. Gen. Bartolome Vicente Bacarro, Presidential Adviser on Military Affairs Undersecretary Arthur Tabaquero, Defense Undersecretary for Civil Affairs Reynaldo Mapagu, members of the PMA “Maringal” Class of 1988, Maj. Gen. Capulong, and other PAMU commanders. (JDP/RMC- PIA CAR) ( Photos by Phil Army)