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Belmonte commissioned as Navy reservist

/ 02:15 PM March 17, 2016
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AFP Chief of Staff General Hernando DCA Iriberri and AFP Deputy Chief of Staff for RRA, J9 RAdm Aurelio A Rabusa Jr. preside over the donning of ranks of House Speaker Hon. Feliciano Belmonte Jr. on March 17, Thursday in Camp Aguinaldo. Belmonte is now a Commander in the Philippine Navy Reserve Force. PHOTO FROM AFP

House Speaker Feliciano “Sonny” Belmonte Jr. has been commissioned as a commander or lieutenant colonel in the Philippine Navy Reserve Force.

Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Gen. Hernando Iriberri conferred the rank of Belmonte in Camp Aguinaldo on Thursday.

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Elected official appointees may be commissioned in the reserve force subject to the existing AFP rules and regulations, the Section 44 of the Citizen Armed Forces of the Philippines Reservist Act or Republic Act 7077 states.

Prominent figures who are also reserve officers include Filipino boxing champion Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao, Vice President Jejomar Binay, Sen. Loren Legarda, Batangas Governor Vilma Santos- Recto and Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista. RAM

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