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Adeluis Bordado is next navy chief

Jairo Bolledo
Adeluis Bordado is next navy chief

NEXT NAVY CHIEF. Rear Admiral Adelius Bordado is named as the 39th navy chief.

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Bordado is a member of PMA Maringal Class of 1988, along with current army chief Major General Andres Centino

Rear Admiral Adeluis Bordado was named as the next flag officer-in-command of the Philippine Navy, according to Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Cirilito Sobejana. 

Bordado is the 39th navy chief and will replace the outgoing navy chief Vice Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo in a change of command ceremony on Tuesday, June 8. 

Prior to his appointment, Bordado served as the vice commander and chief-of-naval staff of the navy. He also headed the Education, Training, and Doctrine Command of the AFP. 

The new navy chief is also an expert in the fields of operations, intelligence, information technology, and education and training, according to AFP chief Sobejana. The chief of staff added that Bordado is an excellent choice for the position. 

“The wealth of his experience, his well-rounded education and training locally and abroad, and his personal attributes make him an excellent choice to lead the Philippine Navy at this time that the AFP faces various internal and external security challenges,” Sobejana said in a message to reporters.

A native of Camarines Sur, Bordado belongs to the Philippine Military Academy Class Maringal Class of 1988, along with the current Philippine Army Chief Major General Andres Centino and Philippine Air Force Chief Lieutenant General Allen Paredes. –

Jairo Bolledo

Jairo Bolledo is a multimedia reporter at Rappler covering the police, crime, military, and security.