Former Navy chief appointed to Palace post
(Editor’s Note: We are reposting this story to correct the designation of former Navy chief Alexander Pama–Eds)
MANILA, Philippines—Former Philippine Navy chief Alexander Pama has been appointed as undersecretary in the office of Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr.
President Aquino signed Pama’s appointment papers on May 31, but this was made public by Malacañang only on Friday.
Pama held the rank of vice admiral as commander of the Philippine Navy when he retired last December 21 upon reaching the mandatory retirement age of 56. He was replaced by Vice Admiral Jose Luis Alano.
It was under Pama’s watch when the BRP Gregorio del Pilar, a refurbished US Coast Guard cutter, was commissioned into the Philippine Navy amid tensions in the West Philippine Sea.