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CA confirms Parlade, Arevalo, 13 other AFP senior officers

/ 01:40 PM August 24, 2020

The Commission on Appointments confirms the appointment and nomination of 15 senior officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines during the hybrid deliberation of the Committee on National Defense of the Commission on Appointments Monday, August 24, 2020. (Henzberg Austria/Senate PRIB)

MANILA, Philippines — The powerful Commission on Appointments (CA) on Monday swiftly approved the ad interim appointments and nomination of 15 senior officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

With three members of the CA physically present and 17 participating through video conference, the body confirmed the ad interim appointments and nomination of the senior officers, including that of AFP Southern Luzon Command chief Maj. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. and AFP spokesperson Maj. Gen. Edgardo Arevalo.

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Before the CA’s plenary session, the body’s Committee on National Defense in a hearing deliberated on and recommended the approval of the ad interim appointments of the senior military officials.

During the CA panel’s hearing, some of the high-ranking military officials were asked by lawmakers on issues regarding recent calls to establish a revolutionary government, updates of the investigation into the fatal shooting of four Army intelligence officers in Sulu, as well as the on the maritime dispute with China.

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Below is the list of confirmed ad interim appointments:

Araus Robert Musico to the rank of Brigadier General
Antonio Parlade Jr. to the rank of to the rank of Brigadier General
Angelica Torres to the rank of Brigadier General
Carlito Bueno to the rank of Brigadier General
Armel Tolato to the rank of Brigadier General
Edgard Arevalo to the rank of Major General
Edgard Arevalo to the rank of Major General
Rowen Tolentino to the rank of Major General
Norwyn Romeo Tolentino to the rank of Brigadier General
Edgardo de Leon to the rank of Major General
Danilo Cariño to the rank of Brigadier General
Andrew Costelo to the rank of Brigadier General
Peale Jon Bondoc to the rank of Major General
Lyndon Sollesta to the rank of Brigadier General

Confirmed nomination:

Corleto S. Vinluan Jr. to the rank of Lieutenant General

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