The morning of Thursday June 30, 2016, Defense Minister Ricardo Patino, continued his tour through the barracks to diffuse the draft reforms for the severance pay and the pensions of the military.
This time the officer arrived at the Artillery Group 1 Bolivar, a military enclosure that operates in Machala. In photographs released by the Defense Department, Patino can be observed in front of a group of soldiers. “The military are involved in the socialization of reforms,” the ministry resported. In the morning, _ an alleged communiqué that stated that the Minister would suspend the tours circulated through social networks, but the Defence staff denied that and assured that he would continue making the tours.