MANILA The Commission on Appointments (CA) confirmed the ad interim appointments of 113 senior officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) during its plenary session at the Senate of the Philippines in Pasay City on Wednesday.
Confirmed with the rank of Colonel are 85 senior officers of the Philippine Army, namely: Allan Jose Taguba; Lennon Babilonia; Marion Angcao; Marces Gayat; Walter Icaro; Francis Anthony Coronel; Rodrigo Magallanes; Benjamin Daniel Tianco; Erwin Salibad; Nicolas Quemado Jr.; Ali Luis Macarawis; Edgar De Los Reyes; Hubert Acierto; Michael Banua; Allan Napisa; Francis Marlon Wong; Armando Diango; Leroy Daanton; Lambert Jonathan Gesolgon; Michael Liclayo; Evan Bermudo; Felix Ronnie Babac; Jose Vladimir Cagara; Jose Ambrosio Rustia; Renato Osorio; Raymund Dante Lachica; Enrique Clemente; Romeo Cabanalan; Ehrlich Noel Paraso; Eugene Badua; Roberto Bunagan; Billy Dela Rosa; Alvin Luzon; Emmanuel Cabasan; Gerry Besana; Emilio Pedro Jr.; Rowell Velasquez; Apollo Jun Lamaton; Gasanara Sultan; Prudencio Iddoba; Ismael Mandanas Jr.; Eugenio Julio Osias IV; Antonio Dulnuan Jr.;
Markton Abo; Arnel Floresca; Niceforo Diaz Jr.; Zacarias Battalla Jr.; Eric Guevarra; Beerjenson Aquino; Lauro Oliveros; Nelson Buhay; Gilbert Roy Ruiz; Ramon Flores; Francis Carandang; Ruben Matillano; Redentor Mojares; Rommel Cordova; Leonardo Pagaduan; Patrick De Villa; Roderick Balbanero; Emmanuel Mirafuentes; Diosdado Peji; Francis Carter Sibal; Mario Genosa; Patrick Cinco; Ferdinand Compay; Luisito Perez; Axel Hillarin; Glenn Alvarez; Miguel Ceballos; Jenie Heyasa; Edgardo Villanueva; Henry Belen; Nedy Espulgar; Denis Tanzo; Arnulfo Ferdinand Bajarin; Lauro Banusing Jr.; Danilo Dupiag; Primo Ferrer; George Domingo; Emerlito Angulo; Noly Lapizar; Rolando Palomar; Antonio Rota Jr.; and Noel Delerio.
Also confirmed with the rank of Colonel are the following 12 senior officers of the Philippine Air Force: Richard De Guia; Paulo Teodoro; Rosemawattee Remo; Nomer Tumesa; Rover Sobrino; Thurman Fanugao; Arnold Tapia; Irvin Tanap; Rosemarie Tanap; Enrico Chavez; Nieves Gat-eb; and Ferdinand Encomienda.
Meanwhile, 13 Philippine Navy senior officers were confirmed with the rank of Captain, namely: Gerry Garrido Jr.; Alex Gianan; Lorenzo Bolor Jr.; Charles Meric Villanueva; Andro Val Abayon; Jose Petilla Jr.; Joel Tamayo; Salvador Henry Quinto; Felipe Bautista; Virgilio Ruiz; Nestor Galindo Jr.; Jonathan Zata; and Ariel Leonida.
Also, Alexander Gigantone, Enstein Calaoa Jr., and Gieram Aragones are three Philippine Marines senior officers confirmed with the rank of Colonel.
"Promotions of senior officers in the AFP signify not only the advancement of military officers in their career as soldiers, but it also implies the bigger and more crucial responsibilities that they have to carry in support of the AFP's mission of protecting the people and securing the state," said Captain Jonathan Zata, AFP public affairs office chief. (PNA)
Source: Philippines News Agency