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Duterte names Brawner as PH Army chief

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 09:53 PM December 07, 2021
Duterte names Brawner as PH Army chief

Maj. Gen. Romeo Brawner Jr.JIGGER J. JERUSALEM

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has named Major General Romeo Brawner, the 4th Infantry Division commander, as the new Philippine Army chief, Malacañang confirmed on Tuesday.

Brawner will replace Lieutenant General Andres Centino, now the Armed Forces of the Philippines chief-of-staff.

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Before his stint at the 4th Infantry Division, Brawner was appointed as acting commandant of cadets at the Philippine Military Academy.

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Brawner belonged to the PMA Makatao Class of 1989. He served as spokesperson of the Joint Task Force Marawi at the height of the campaign to flush out Islamic State-linked militants who laid siege on Marawi City in 2017.

He then Brawner took the helm of the 103rd Brigade, which oversaw the continuing campaign to run after the IS remnants in Lanao del Sur.

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