About CRS AFP

Civil Relations Service Armed Forces of the Philippines

CRS Mission

  • Organize, train, equip, sustain and provide Information Support and Civil Affairs units in support to the overall Armed Forces of the Philippines mission.
  • Conduct Strategic and Operational Civil Military Operations and CMO-Related Trainings in support to the overall AFP mission (AFP Internal Peace Strategic Plan – Bayanihan).

Capabilities

  • Formulate strategic Public Affairs, Civil Affairs and Information Support Affairs plans
  • Organize and equip Public Affairs, Civil Affairs and Information Support Affairs units
  • ConductPublic Affairs, Civil Affairs and Information Support Affairs activities
  • Develop and produce information materials for Public Affairs, Civil Affairs and Information Support Affairs
  • Conduct limitedPublic Affairs, Civil Affairs and Information Support Affairs training
  • Conduct research and special studies in relation to Public Affairs, Civil Affairs and Information

Support Affairs

  • Supervise and coordinate all matters pertaining to Public Affairs, Civil Affairs and Information Support Affairs

HISTORY

  • 01 March 1951 –The Civil Affairs Office (CAO) was founded by virtue of National Defense Order Number 31 with MAJOR JOSE M CRISOL PA as its head
  • 1960- GHQ, AFP deactivated the CAO and activated the Office of the Military Information (OMI) as a Special Staff of CSAFP
  • 1969- BGEN GUILLERMO I PECACHE assumed the leadership of OMI until 1972
  • May 1972- OMI was renamed Office of the Community Relations (OCR) with COL NOE S ANDAYA as head
  • 01 July 1975- OCR was renamed Office of the Civil Relations as an AFPWSSUs
  • 31 January 1978-the Office of the Civil Relations was deactivated and finally renamed Civil Relations Service, Armed Forces of the Philippines
  • 16 April 1978, BGEN ALEXANDER FELIX AFP took the reign of CRS, AFP from COL NOE S ANDAYA. He then started regionalizing the service by creating the Civil Relations Group (CRGs) in strategic locations nationwide.
  • July 1986, the Armed Forces Radio DZAF was established under the Ministry Order Number A-092.
  • On August 1987, DZAF ceased its operations due to the exploitation by certain sectors in the military.
  • 04 January 1988, the radio station revived its operation under a new name DWDD. The CRS, AFP took over the administration and operational control of the station.
    26 April 2008, Public Affairs Office (PAO) was activated to perform the task of PA with the objective of promoting the AFP image; and of advancing the national aims, interest and policies. While, the CRS, AFP shall focus in the conduct of Information Support Affairs and Civil Affairs.
  • The esteemed organization has been headed by a total of thirty three (33) renowned and highly-professional Commanders.
  • Today, with the implementation of a new AFP thrust of winning the peace through a whole-of-nation approach and the involvement of all stakeholders, as envisioned by the new administration under President Benigno Simeon C Aquino III, which is called the Armed Forces of the Philippines Internal Peace and Security Plan or “IPSP BAYANIHAN”, it is the aspiration of CRS, AFP to finally deliver successfully its role in winning people’s hearts and minds through the conduct of ISA and CA of the Civil-Military Operations.

LINEAGE OF COMMANDERS

COMMANDER PERIOD
MAJ JOSE M CRISOL PA 01 March 1951 -1969
BGEN GUILLERMO A PECACHE AFP 1969 – 1972
COLONEL NOE S ANDAYA PA May 1972 – 16 Apr 78
BGEN ALEXANDER FELIX AFP –  – 16 Apr 78 – 14 Mar 83
BGEN PACIFICO M LOPEZ DE LEON AFP 14 Mar 83 – 07 Mar 85
BGEN EDUARDO R ERMITA AFP 07 Mar 85 – 26 Feb 86
BGEN LUIS G SAN ANDRES AFP 26 Feb 86 – 30 Sep 86
BGEN HONESTO M ISLETA AFP 30 Sep 86 – 20 Apr 89
BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO AFP 20 Apr 89 – 16 Apr 90
BGEN RAMBERTO B SAAVEDRA AFP 16 Apr 90 – 01 Feb 92
BGEN ROMEO A PADIERNOS AFP 01 Feb 92 – 16 Jul 93
BGEN RENE S DADO AFP 16 Jul 93 – 14 Apr 94
BGEN ANGELO T REYES AFP 14 Apr 94 – 03 Aug 95
BGEN VICTOR U GARCIA AFP 03 Aug 95 – 11 Sep 96
COL NESTOR C CASTILLO PA 11 Sep 96 – 21 Feb 00
COL JAIME L CANATOY PAF 21 Feb 00 – 15 May 01
BGEN EDILBERTO P ADAN AFP 15 May 01 – 16 Apr 02
COL JOSE A MENDOZA PAF 16 Apr 02 – 10 Jun 03
RADM EDGARDO M ISRAEL AFP 10 Jun 03 – 01 Oct 03
BGEN VICTOR N CORPUS AFP 01 Oct 03 – 15 Oct 04
BGEN ALEXANDER B YANO AFP 15 Oct 04 – 05 Feb 05
BGEN JOSE ANGEL C HONRADO AFP 05 Feb 05 – 24 Jan 06
BGEN JAIME B BUENAFLOR AFP 24 Jan 06 – 11 Aug 11
COMMO AMABLE B TOLENTINO AFP 11 Aug 11 – 04 Mar 07
BGEN NESTOR R SADIARIN AFP 04 Mar 07 – 12 Dec 08
BGEN GAUDENCIO S PANGILINAN AFP 12 Dec 08 – 13 Nov 09
BGEN FRANCISCO N CRUZ  JR AFP 13 Nov 09 – 22 Jul 10
BGEN JOSE Z MABANTA JR AFP 22 Jul 10 – 04 Apr 11
BGEN EDUARDO D DEL ROSARIO AFP 04 Apr 11 – 01 Feb 12
BGEN ROLANDO B TENEFRANCIA AFP 01 Feb 12 – 11 Jan 2013
BGEN ROLANDO G JUNGCO AFP 28 Jan 2013-27 May 2014
BGEN ROMEO G GAN AFP AFP 27 May 2014-13 Feb 2015
BGEN JOSELITO E KAKILALA AFP 11 Feb 2015-to date

CURRENT CRSAFP COMMANDER & STAFF
Updated April 17, 2015

RANK/NAME POSITION
BGEN JOSELITO E KAKILALA AFP Commander
COL LENARD T AGUSTIN (GSC) PA Deputy Commander/C, OESPA
COL MANUEL V SEQUITIN (INF) MNSA PA Chief of Staff
CMDR LEVI C CARANE PN AACS for Pers, C1/ACA
LT JOBINA ANTONIA M SALVOSA PN Command Adjutant
MAJ LEOPOLDO E ACERDEN IV PAF ACS for Intel, C2
LTC VICTOR D TANGGAWOHN JR (INF) GSC PA ACS for Opns, C3
MAJ SAMUEL C NADALA JR (CAV) PA ACS for CEIS, C6
LTC PROCESO S REBANCOS PA C, MFO
COL LEOPOLDO R GALON JR CIG
MAJ SAMUEL C NADALA JR (CAV) PA C, COC
MAJ JOEL P BALAGOT PA Acting C4/SGS/DO
CPT GENESIS R GABRIDO PA C, Opn Br, OC3
CPT MARITESS T MEJIA JAGS SJA
MAJ MARK LESTER M CABUNOC (INF) PA SDO
SMS EMILIO M MENDOZA PA CSM

 

COMMANDERS SUBORDINATE UNIT

RANK/NAME POSITION
COL JEAVY DS RESURRECCION PA GC, 1CRG
MAJ FERNANDO C ENGCOT PA GC, 2CRG
LTC MARIO B DEMAISIP PA GC, 3CRG
LTC TAHARUDIN C AMPATUAN PA GC, 4CRG
COL GREG T ALMEROL PA (GSC) GC, 5CRG
LTC NOEL N DELA CRUZ INF (GSC) PA GC, 6CRG
MAJ EMMANUEL R GARCIA (INF) PA GC, 7CRG
MAJ GLENN A DELA ROSA PA AGC, HHSG
CDR GREGORY V FABIC PN OIC, IDG
MAJ EDGARDO V TALAROC JR (INF) PA Cmdt, CMOS
MAJ MICHAEL T AQUINO (INF) PA GC, MCAG/SM, DWDD