From the Philippine Daily Inquirer (Aug 11): LOOK: US Marine Corps chief visits PH
General Robert Neller, Commandant of the United States Marine Corps met with General Eduardo Año, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and other top military officials at Camp Aguinaldo on Aug. 10, Thursday to discuss current military to military partnership and support. (AFP PAO)
The Commandant of the United States Marine Corps General Robert B. Neller was in the Philippines from Wednesday to Friday to discuss security and partnership concerns with US embassy and Philippine military officials, the US Embassy in Manila said on Friday.
“The meetings focused on upcoming bilateral engagements in the country, regional security, and the future of diplomacy and interoperability between our two nations,” the embassy said in a statement.
He met with Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Gen. Eduardo Año, Commandant of the Philippine Marine Corps (PMC) Maj. Gen. Emmanuel Salamat, US Ambassador Sung Y. Kim and US Marines on assignment at the Embassy in Manila.
He also found the time to honor the fallen Philippine Marines who were killed in Marawi last Aug. 10 at the PMC Heroes Memorial.