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Appointments of AFP chief, 28 other military officers confirmed

MANILA, Philippines–Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Jessie Dellosa and 28 other newly-promoted Generals/Flag Officers and two Colonels have been confirmed of their promotions by the Commission on Appointments (CA).

Dellosa, who was confirmed of his four-star rank, was confirmed with three-star generals, Lieutenant General Irineo Espino, AFP’s Inspector General, and LtGen Lauro Catalino Dela Cruz, Philippine Air Force (PAF) Commanding General on Wednesday.

Also confirmed of their two-star rank were Major General Raoul  Reyes, Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel; MGen Romeo Calizo, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations; MGen Roy Deveraturda, Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs; MGen Rey Ardo, Commander of 6th Infantry Division, Philippine Army; MGen Cipriano Gundao, Commander of PAF Air Logistics Command; MGen Joel Ibañez, Commander of Training and Doctrine Command, PA; MGen Romulo Cabantac Jr., AFP’s Chief Engineer; MGen Edgardo Rene Samonte, Commander of the Air Education and Training Command, PAF; MGen Rolando Tenefrancia, AFP Civil Relations Service Commander; MGen Maximo Caro, Chief of Staff, PA; and MGen Caesar Ronnie Ordoyo, Chief of the Intelligence Service, AFP.

The one-star generals confirmed were Brigadier General Herbert Yambing, BGen Oscar  Lopez, BGen Crisologo Nayve, BGen Danilo Servado, BGen Julius Guillermo, Commodore Abraham  Celzo, BGen Manuel Luis Ochotorena, BGen Leonilo Bongcawil, BGen Romeo Taguinod, BGen Emeraldo Magnaye, BGen Virgilio Hernandez, BGen Hernando Iriberri, BGen Ramon Mateo Dizon, BGen Paulita Cruz, and BGen Normado Sta. Ana Jr.

Two colonels from the Philippine Air Force, Colonel Lauro Tianchon and Col Cresenciano Marquez II were also confirmed of their promotions.

Dellosa was promoted to a rank of General in April this year, or less than four months after he assumed post as AFP chief in December 2011.

“Promotions within the ranks of the Armed Forces of the Philippines is a constant, dynamic, and vital process within the organization. This is done to ensure that the right key-players are placed in the forefront to maintain the organization’s growth and development,” Dellosa said in a statement.

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