AFP Chief of Staff General Jessie D. Dellosa, High Ranking PHL Military Officials Pay Courtesy Call at Embassy in Tel Aviv


(gimped)Amba Briefs CSAFP12 July 2012, Tel Aviv, Israel – General Jessie D. Dellosa, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, together with Contingent Commander of the Philippine Battalion in UNDOF Lt. Col. Ramon Estella as well as other high ranking Philippine Military Officials, paid a courtesy call on the Embassy in Tel Aviv on 12 July 2012.

General Dellosa is visiting Israel primarily to ascertain the conditions and boost the morale of the Philippine peacekeeping forces deployed in the Golan Heights under the aegis and mandate of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF). He is also scheduled to call on UNDOF Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Natalio C. Ecarma III in Camp Ziouani.

Ambassador Generoso D.G. Calonge welcomed General Jessie D. Dellosa and his delegation at the Chancery.(gimped)Amba Hosts Merienda Ambassador Calonge provided a short briefing about Israel, of its culture and religion, and the overall security situation highlighting the geopolitical role of Israel in the region.

The Ambassador also presented the Embassy's ongoing project of mapping Filipinos, pinpointing the location of Filipinos in major cities all over Israel which includes Philippine peacekeepers in the Golan. Ambassador Calonge applauded the Philippine peacekeeping operations in the Golan Heights which was started in 2009, emphasizing that it has considerably contributed to the overall stability and security in the region.

(gimped)Amba Receives MementoGeneral Dellosa also briefed the Ambassador about the current state of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, particularly the programs that are geared towards upgrading and modernizing the Armed Forces. Ambassador Calonge said that Israel has much to offer in terms of its highly advanced technological capability and modern equipment. The Ambassador underscored that Israel has been trying for many years to penetrate the Philippine market for their military hardware. —END—