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Aquino appoints former spy chief to head SOLCOM

MANILA, Philippines -- President Benigno Aquino III has appointed a former head of the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines to head the Southern Luzon Command, military spokesman Colonel Arnulfo Marcelo Burgos Jr. said.

Major General Caesar Ronnie Ordoyo was among several generals whose promotions Aquino has approved.

Ordoyo, current commander of the 6th Infantry “Kampilan” Division is scheduled to take command of the Lucena City-based Solcom on March 4.

Acting Solcom commander General Nonato Alfredo Peralta, who heads the 2nd Infantry “Jungle Fighter” Division based in Tanay, Rizal, will turns over the Solcom to Ordoyo.

Ordoyo is a member of the Philippine Military Academy “Mapitagan” Class 1980.

Replacing Ordoyo at the 6th ID is Brigadier General Romeo Gapuz, current assistant commander of the 4th Infantry “Diamond” Division based in Cagayan de Oro City. Gapuz belongs to the PMA “Dimalupig” Class 1981.

Gapuz will be replaced by Colonel Romeo Gan (PMA “Matikas” Class 1983), currently commander of the 401st Infantry Brigade who, in turn, will be replaced by Colonel Gregory Cayetano (PMA “Maharlika” Class 1984).

Aquino also approved the promotions to major general of Danilo Servando (PMA Class ’81), commander of the Army Support Command; Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. (PMA Class ’81), commander of the 7th Infantry “Kaugnay” Division; and Nicanor Vivar (PMA “Sandigan” Class 1982), commander of the 3rd Air Division.

Promoted to brigadier general/commodore are Eliseo Posadas, commander of the 503rd Infantry Brigade; Bobby Calleja, commander of the 203rd Infantry Brigade; Orlando De Leon, commander of the 2nd Marine Brigade; Dante Costes, commander of the Communication Electronics and Information Systems Service; George Catameo, assistant deputy chief of staff for Reservist and Retiree Affairs; Galileo Gerard Kintanar, commander of the 15th Strike Wing; and Ademar Tomaro, commander of 602nd Infantry Brigade.

Jaime Sinapit | | February 28, 2013 | Article Link


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