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CA confirms promotion of 18 AFP brass including general linked to Burgos case

By: - Reporter / @MAgerINQ
/ 02:03 PM February 19, 2014

ISAFP chief Brigadier General Eduardo Año. FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Appointments on Wednesday  confirmed  the  promotion of 18 military officials, including that of the  chief of Intelligence  Service  of the  Armed of the  Philippines (ISAFP), who has been  linked to the  disappearance of activist journalist  Jonas Burgos.

The promotion of ISAFP chief Brigadier General Eduardo Año to the  grade of  Major General came just four months after his   confirmation by the CA to the rank of Brigadier General.

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The 17 others recommended for confirmation in the plenary were the following:

1.       Bayani R. Gaerlan to the grade of Commodore

2.      Edmundo R. Pangilinan to the grade of Brigadier General

3.      Roger D. Salvador to the grade of Brigadier General

4.      Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. to the grade of Lieutenant General

5.      Jose Renan Suarez to the grade of Rear Admiral

6.      Jet Velarmino to the grade of Major General

7.      Virgilo Hernandez to the grade of Major General

8.      Gerardo Barrientos Jr. to the grade of Brigadier General

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9.      Vic Castro to the grade of Brigadier General

10.  Raul Ubando to the grade of Commodore

11.  Manuel Gonzales to the grade of Brigadier General

12.  Alex Capina to the grade of Brigadier General

13.  Hilario Frigillana to the grade of Colonel

14.  Patrick De Leon to the grade of Colonel

15.  Aurelio Baladad to the grade of Major General

16.  Caesar Taccad to the grade of Rear Admiral

17.  Ricardo Jalad to the grade of Brigadier General

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