MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Appointments on Wednesday, October 10, confirmed the promotion of 74 senior officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
Initially, there were only 70 names on the list but the CA committee on national defense reconsidered 4 others after submitting an explanation.
“They submitted a written explanation, may kasamang (together with) legal opinion and their interpretation of existing laws – Presidential Decrees and Republic Acts. When I perused sa sinubmit nila sabi ko (what they submitted, I said) I’m inclined to agree with their position,” said CA member Senator Panfilo Lacson in an interview after the hearing.
Among those confirmed were AFP spokesman Brigadier General Edgard Arevalo and Major General Cirilito Sobejana, commander of the 6th Infantry Division.
Here is the complete list of the 74 military officers:
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