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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.



GHQ, AFP deactivated the CAO and activated the Office of the Military Information (OMI) as a Special Staff of CSAFP



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.

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 Rodrigo Roa Duterte, which is called the Armed Forces of the Philippines Development Support and Security Plan or “DSSP KAPAYAPAAN”, 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.

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