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CA gives nod to Navy inspector general, 23 AFP officers

/ 12:21 PM September 29, 2021
The Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday confirmed the nominations and the ad interim appointments of 24 senior officers of the AFP.

Rear Admiral Rommel Anthony Reyes. Screengrab from CA Youtube livestream

MANILA, Philippines —The Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday confirmed the nominations and the ad interim appointments of 24 senior officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

In a hearing before the CA’s plenary session, its Committee on National Defense swiftly recommended the approval of the ad interim appointments and nominations of the military officers, including Rear Admiral Rommel Anthony Reyes, the current Naval Inspector General of the Philippine Navy.

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In facing the CA committee, Reyes said the AFP officers up for confirmation have served a total of 690 years in the military.

Reyes, for his part, has been in the military service for 36 years.

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Maj. General Fernando Felipe, the commander of the Army Reserve Command, was also among the senior officers that was confirmed by the CA.

Felipe previously served as the commander of the AFP Munitions Control Center.

“I am strongly endorsing the appointment of these officers with unquestionable courage, integrity and loyalty to the Filipino nation and the Filipino people,” said Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, vice chairman of the CA committee.

The following officers also secured confirmation from the CA:

Nominations:

  • Caesar Bernard N. Valencia to the rank of Rear Admiral
  • Santiago I. Enginco to the rank of Brigadier General
  • Irineo F. Sebastian to the rank of Brigadier General

Ad interim appointments:

  • Lorelie R. Suarez to the rank of Colonel, Philippine Army (Reserve)
  • Leah L. Santiago to the rank of Colonel, Philippine Army
  • Nolito A. Quemi to the rank of Colonel, Philippine Army (Reserve)
  • Oliver P. Casuncad to the rank of Colonel, Philippine Air Force
  • Victor R. Del Fierro Jr. to the rank of Colonel, Philippine Army
  • Jim P. Razo to the rank of Captain, Philippine Navy
  • Arnold C. Fortin to the rank of Captain, Philippine Navy
  • Rey A. Gubantes to the rank of Colonel, Philippine Air Force
  • Rizaldo N. Laurena to the rank of Colonel, Philippine Army (Reserve)
  • Caesar Martin B. Villareiz to the rank of Colonel, Philippine Army
  • Don D. Templonuevo to the rank of Colonel, Philippine Army
  • Ma. Christina O. Basco to the rank of Colonel, Philippine Air Force
  • Honorato S. Pascual Jr. to the rank of Colonel, Philippine Army
  • Crizaldo A. Fernandez to the rank of Colonel, Philippine Army
  • Elmer M. Boongaling to the rank of Colonel, Philippine Army
  • Rogelio S. Gabi to the rank of Colonel, Philippine Army
  • Flitzerald P. Cañete to the rank of Captain, Philippine Navy (Reserve)
  • Joel F. Castro to the rank of Colonel, Philippine Army (Reserve)
  • Roger P. Viduya to the rank of Commodore
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