Aquino appoints generals in AFP’s key posts


MANILA, Philippines — President Benigno Aquino III has approved the latest round of movements in several key posts in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) following the designation of Lt. Gen. Emmanuel Bautista as the new chief of staff two weeks ago, the military said on Sunday.

Col. Arnulfo Burgos Jr., AFP spokesperson, said Rear Adm. Edgardo Tamayo has been appointed to replace Rear Adm. Edgar Abogado as vice commander of the Philippine Navy after the latter was named commander of the AFP Central Command.

Burgos said Brig. Gen. Gamaliel Cruz was designated to take over Tamayo’s former post as deputy chief of staff for logistics, or J4.

A former assistant chief of staff for logistics of the Philippine Army, Cruz currently heads its bids and awards committee.

Bautista, who succeeded Gen. Jessie Dellosa, said the revamp was part of the “AFP’s dynamism that enables us to cope with the multifaceted challenges of the security environment.”

“The changes go alongside our continued efforts to build a more professional, accountable and transparent military organization,” Bautista said in a statement.

“We are all expected to embrace our new responsibilities and continue to do our jobs with a renewed passion for excellence as we continue to lead the military institution in serving the Filipino people,” he said.

Meanwhile, Naval Sea Systems Command chief, Rear Adm. Roberto Santos, has been tapped to replace Rear Adm. Cornelio de la Cruz Jr., who will retire from the service next month, as deputy chief of staff for education and training, or J8.

Burgos said Col. Ramon Roque Jueves was designated to lead the AFP Real Estate Office, succeeding Col. Washington Catameo.

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  • hopeless_na

    ayos lang yan. huwag lang gawin cabinet members baka mag-suicide na naman… hehehe

  • bogli_anakdami

    uy, mga mistahs eh mamamantikaan ulit ang mga nguso…

    dapat eh isyuhan yan ng mga maleta/luggage para punuin ng nakaws/kotongs para mas madaling bitbitin papuntang ‘merka, di ba?

    at ang mga “pabaon” eh convert na lang sa “land acreage” para di masyadong garapal, di ba?

  • salomeahmad

    Routine cosmetic change of an ineffective organization that has failed to secure territorial integrity in the south & the western sea.

  • batangsulpok

    Ika nga nila, same-same, no change dahil puro PMAers din ang nasa puwesto, kung baga, nag-iipon lang para pag mag-retire ay tuloy ang lifestyle nila.

  • disqusted0fu

    There are only very few Pnoy appointees who are doing well on their posts. They must be following that straight path, the path that actually does not have any directions. That’s why some of these officials do not know what to do because there are no directives from the President, no long term plans. All they know is that they should obey whatever Pnoy wants and they should not interfere with Pnoy’s personal agendas for them to remain in their posts.

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