51 Army officers promoted

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AFP chief General Rey Leonardo Guerrero welcomes newly-promoted generals and flag officers in an honors ceremony at Camp Aguinaldo. (Handout)

MANILA, Philippines — A total of 51 newly-promoted Philippine Army generals donned their new ranks in a short ceremony at Army headquarters in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City Friday.

Army spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Ray Tiongson said three officers were promoted to lieutenant general, seven to major general, and 41 to brigadier general.

They were given full military honors, after which they paid a courtesy call on Army commander, Lieutenant General Rolando Joselito D. Bautista.

Promoted to lieutenant general are: Carlito G. Galvez, Rafael C. Valencia, and Benjamin C. Madrigal.

Promoted to major general were: Ronnie S. Evangelista, Felimon T. Santos Jr., Arnel B. dela Vega, Casiano C. Monilla, Isidro L. Purisima, Macairog S. Alberto, and Rizaldo B. Limoso.

The 41 new brigadier general are:

  1. Perfecto M. Rimando
  2. Cirilito E. Sobejana
  3. Pedro A. Sumayo Jr.
  4. Glorivine R. Dida
  5. Fernando T. Trinidad
  6. Francisco F. Mendoza
  7. Felicisimo C. Buddiongan
  8. Ramiro Manuel A. Rey
  9. Arnulfo C. Matanguihan
  10. Lope C. Dagoy
  11. Nixon M. Fortes
  12. Milfredo M. Melegrito
  13. Jose C. Faustino Jr.
  14. Manolo M. Samarita
  15. Raniel T. Tamiro
  16. Ernesto T. Lopena
  17. Lenard T. Agustin
  18. Antonio G. Parlade Jr.
  19. Cristobal N. Zaragoza
  20. Rene Glen O. Paje
  21. Edwin Leo Torrelavega
  22. Abraham Claro C. Casis
  23. Eric C. Vinoya
  24. Ernie S. Langub
  25. Tyne T. Bañas
  26. Franco Nemesio M. Gacal
  27. Bartolome Vicente O. Bacarro
  28. Corleto S. Vinluan Jr.
  29. Jose Ely D. Alberto
  30. Bismarck D. Soliba
  31. Jesus B. Sarsagat
  32. Cornelio H. Valencia Jr.
  33. Pio Q. Diñoso III
  34. Jacinto R. Bareng
  35. Divino Rey C. Pabayo Jr.
  36. Reuben S. Basiao
  37. Diosdado C. Carreon
  38. Arnulfo Marcelo B. Burgos Jr.
  39. John Dominic P. Pulido
  40. Juvymay R. Uy
  41. Dionisio C. Baudin Jr.

“To my fellow honorees, like any other day in our lives, duty is always our priority. With the new ranks we now wear, come bigger responsibilities, greater expectations and stricter standards. Let this important milestone in our military careers motivate us to serve even more, perform even better, and give the best that the Filipino deserves,” Bautista said.