Promotion of 15 Generals confirmed by Commission on Appointments

The Commission on Appointments (CA) confirmed the ad interim appointments and gave its consent to the promotion of 15 Generals and Senior Officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Monday, August 24 at the Senate of the Philippines, Pasay City.

The CA confirmed the ad interim appointment of Lieutenant General Antonio G. Parlade Jr., Commander of AFP Southern Luzon Command.

It also approved the promotion of Major Generals Edgard A. Arevalo, Rowen S. Tolentino, Edgardo Y. De Leon, Generoso M. Ponio, and Peale Jon L. Bondoc.

Also confirmed were the ad interim appointments of Brigadier Generals Araus Robert F. Musico, Angelica DL. Torres, Carlito R. Bueno Jr., Armel S. Tolato, Norwyn Romeo P. Tolentino, Danilo O. Cariño, Andrew D. Costelo, and Lyndon J. Sollesta.

The committee meeting was headed by CA Chairperson, Representative Luis A Ferrer IV via video conferencing in adherence to safety protocols during the COVID19 pandemic.

The CA previously approved the confirmation of the ad interim appointments of 22 Generals, Flag Officers, and Senior Officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) during its plenary session held on March 11.

Promotions of Generals and Senior Officers in the Armed Forces signify not only the advancement of military officers in the career as soldiers; it also imply the bigger and more crucial responsibilities that they have to carry in support of the AFP’s mission of protecting the people and the state. AFP.MIL.PH