Promotion of 9 AFP flag, senior officers approved

CA authorizes promotion of 9 flag, senior officers of AFP

/ 04:04 PM March 12, 2024

PHOTO: Main gate of Camp Aguinaldo STORY: CA OKs promotion of 10 flag, senior officers of AFP

The Commission on Appointments (CA) approves on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, the ad interim appointments of 10 flag and senior officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). (Photo from the WikiMedia Commons / JUDGEFLORO)

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Appointments (CA) approved on Tuesday ad interim appointments of nine flag and senior officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

During the CA plenary session, the promotion of three brigadier generals, three colonels of the Philippine Army; one commodore, one captain of the Philippine Navy; and one colonel of Medical Crops was certified.


The names of promoted military officials are as follows:


To the rank of brigadier general, Philippine Army

  • Romulo Quemado II
  • Josel Zuñiga
  • Samuel Manzano

To the rank of colonel, Philippine Army

  • Juan Gullem
  • Mandy Libertino
  • Clifford Catubigan

To the rank of captain, Philippine Navy 

  • Ted Cezero Jr.

To the rank of commodore, Philippine Navy 

  • Lemuel Espartinez

To the rank of colonel, Medical Corps

  • Nereo Simbahan

The designation of Army official Ranulfo Sevilla as brigadier general was deferred by the congressional body over allegations of abuse.


READ: ‘Abused’ wife blocks promotion of Army official at CA

Also on Tuesday, Tessa Sevilla showed up at the Senate to block the promotion of her husband. In a press conference, she recalled the allegedly harrowing events she went through at the hands of the ranking military officer.

She said her husband does not deserve to be promoted.

READ: CA approves ad interim appointments of 46 AFP officials

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The CA Committee on National Defense first deliberated on the proposed promotions of the AFP officials before the congressional body finally authorized them on March 12.

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