"A professional, responsive and relevant Inspector General Service a management tool of the Commander."

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The creation of the Inspector General Service (IGS) (as part of the Philippine Army) was mandated by Commonwealth Act Nr 1 (National Defense Act) dated 21 December 1935. Inspection became a primary function of commanders upon establishment and activation of Army camps and training cadres. The National Defense Act states that “The Inspector General Service shall be charged under such regulations as the Chief of Staff may prescribe, the making of such inspections, investigations and reports as may be prescribed in regulations or directed by the Chief of Staff.”

Thus, the Inspector General Service was established and COLONEL EUSTAQUIO BACLIG served as the first Inspector General, Philippine Army.

The Inspector General Service has since evolved as a profession within the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) consisting of the Inspectors General assigned to the General Headquarters (GHQ), the Major Services, and subordinate units.

Historical Background

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