Intelligence Service of the AFP Gets New Commander

MANILA – The Armed Forces of the Philippines on Monday announced the appointment of Brig. Gen. Ronald Villanueva as commander of the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (ISAFP).

AFP public affairs office chief Col. Edgard Arevalo said the new ISAFP head had extensive experience both in intelligence and infantry operations.

Arevalo said Villanueva, who replaced the retiring Maj. Gen. Arnold Quiapo, would be a big help to the Duterte administration’s war against illegal drugs.

“He has logged an aggregate total of 10 years of intelligence work rising through the echelons from the smallest Intelligence unit up to Counter Intelligence Division Chief of Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, J2., ” he added.

Villanueva also vowed to be a good team player and is committed to providing good intelligence to the Commander-in-Chief, Defense, and AFP leadership, Arevalo said.

Villanueva pledged to work hard to attain good intelligence information to stakeholders and decision-makers.

Before his designation, the new ISAFP chief was commander of 1002nd Infantry Brigade in Mindanao.

He is a member of Philippine Military Academy Class of 1985.