CA confirms AFP chief AAo, 29 others

MANILA-- The Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday confirmed General Eduardo AAo as the 48th chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and 29 other generals and senior officers.

Officials appointed to the rank of Major General:

Herminigildo Francisco Aquino

Enrique Reyes

Joselito Reyes

Jon Aying

Rhoderick Parayno

Robert Arevalo

Danilo Pamonag

Paul Atal

Officials appointed to the rank of Brigadier General

Jose Antonio Carlos Motril

Emmanuel Joaquin Guina

Edmund Dante Janda

Bienvenido Datuin

Gavin Edjawan

Samuel Gotico

Isidro Purisima

Ernesto Ravina Jr.

Earl Baliao

Roy Devesa

Roseller Murillo

Custodio Parcon Jr.

Simplicio Lumantas Jr.

Gilbert Gapay

Jesus Manangquil Jr.

Peter Suchiangco

Official appointed to the rank of Vice Admiral

Narciso Vingson Jr.

Official appointed to the rank of Rear Admiral

Rene Medina

Officials appointed to the rank of Commodore

Rommel Jason Galang

Erick Kagaoan

Officials appointed to the rank of Colonel, Judge Advocate General Service

Amador Magdamit

Meanwhile, five ambassadors were also confirmed by the CA without any objections from its members.

These ambassadors are:

Evan Pumaren Garcia -- Permanent representative of the Republic of the Philippines to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland

Celia Anna Mallari Feria -- Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the Portuguese Republic

Eduardo Kapunan Jr., -- Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar

Bienvenido Villamor Tejano -- Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the independent state of Papua New Guinea

Abdulmaid Kiram Muin -- Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (PNA)

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Source: Philippines News Agency

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