GA's ORGANIZATION AND FUNCTION
The Government Arsenal management and its personnel are proud to have the mark of RPA which stands for “Republic of the Philippines Arsenal” - headstamped to each cartridge. This signifies that every product with this seal has crafted and passed with their rigid visual and dimensional quality inspection and in compliance with the specifications of NATO standard.
The Administrative Code of 1987 provides that the Government Arsenal shall be headed by a Director who shall be assisted by one or more Assistant Directors, with appropriate staff and operating units in accordance with law. Its functions are as follows:
Arsenal, a civilian line bureau of the Department of National Defense, is
currently headed by a Director, MGEN
Jonathan C MARTIR AFP (RET). He is assisted by Engr. JOSE C. BOBADILLA, me as Assistant Director. There are four (4) line manufacturing
divisions - the Case & Bullet Division headed by ENGR.
VICTORINO D. MONES; the Explosives Division headed by MS. TERESITA L.
the Cartridge Assembly &
Packaging Division headed by ENGR. AVELINA C. ALIANGAN; and the
Engineering Division headed by ENGR. CRISOSTOMO M. MARCOS.
Providing support to the manufacturing plants are two (2) technical staff divisions, the Planning & Logistics Division headed by ENGR. FLORA D. AGUILAR, and the Quality Assurance Division headed by ENGR. LIWANAG T. BUENAFLOR, as well as two (2) management staff divisions, the Finance and Management Division headed by MS. MARIAMISMA P. ABLIR, and the Administrative Division headed by MS. AMELITA Q. OMADTO.
are four (4) Special
Support Staff offices, namely: the Government Arsenal Security
Office headed by MAJ. KEITH Y QUISIDO, PN (M); the Internal Control Office headed by MS.
MARILOU C. ROSALES;
the Government Arsenal Metro Manila Liaison Office/Strategic Management
Office headed by MR. ROGER S. GAMBAN and the Small Arms
Repair and Upgrade Division headed by ENGR DENNIS DS. CHUA.