CA confirms nomination of Air Force official to higher rank
MANILA, Philippines — A colonel at the Philippine Air Force (PAF) was the sole official whose nomination to the next higher rank was confirmed by the Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday.
The CA confirmed the nomination of Col. Gerardo Zamudio, Jr., deputy wing commander of the PAF’s 355th Aviation Engineering Wing, to the rank of brigadier general.
“After thorough deliberation and scrutiny, it has been determined by your committee that he is qualified to the promoted to the rank he is nominated,” Cavite 6th District Rep. Luis Ferrer IV, chair of the CA committee on national defense, said of Zamudio in making the recommendation to the plenary. The CA then approved his nomination.
However, the meeting of the panel on the nomination and ad interim appointments of 15 other officials, including Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, was deferred due to “lack of material time.”
The nominations and ad interim appointments of the following officers were not confirmed following the suspension of the committee meeting:
* Cirilito Sobejana to the rank of General
* Joel Alejandro Nacnac to the rank of Brigadier General
* Edgar Palma to the rank of Brigadier General
* Erick Escarcha to the rank of Brigadier General
Ad interim appointments:
* Ferdinand Cartujano to the rank of Lieutenant General
* Edgar Nigos to the rank of Brigadier General
* Donn Anthony Miraflor to the rank of Commodore
* Nestor Florente Rayos to the rank of Major General
* Potenciano Camba to the rank of Brigadier General
* Joseph Ferrous Cuison to the rank of Brigadier General
* Romeo Brawner Jr. to the rank of Major General
* Monico Abang to the rank of Brigadier General
* Florante Gagua to the rank of Commodore
* Domingo Gobway to the rank of Brigadier General
* Eric Nicanor to the rank of Brigadier General
The CA meeting will continue on March 17.
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