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    Army welcomes 51 newly promoted generals

    FORT BONIFACIO, Metro Manila – The Philippine Army welcomed 51 newly promoted generals here today, December 8, 2017.


    Three Lieutenant Generals, seven Major Generals, and 41 Brigadier Generals were given full military honors followed by a courtesy call to the Army Chief, Lieutenant General Rolando Joselito D. Bautista.

    The three officers promoted to Lt. Gen. were Carlito G. Galvez, Rafael C. Valencia, and Benjamin C. Madrigal. The seven officers promoted to Maj. Gen. 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.

    Morover, the 41 officers promoted to Brig. Gen. were Perfecto M. Rimando, Cirilito

    E. Sobejana, Pedro A. Sumayo Jr, Glorivine R. Dida, Fernando T. Trinidad, Francisco F. Mendoza, Felicisimo C. Buddiongan, Ramiro Manuel A. Rey, Arnulfo C. Matanguihan, Lope C Dagoy, Nixon M. Fortes, Milfredo M. Melegrito, Jose C. Faustino Jr, Manolo M. Samarita, Raniel T. Tamiro, Ernesto T. Lopena, Lenard T. Agustin, Antonio G. Parlade Jr, Cristobal N. Zaragoza, Rene Glen O. Paje, Edwin Leo Torrelavega, Abraham Claro C. Casis, Eric C. Vinoya, Ernie S. Langub, Tyne T. Bañas, Franco Nemesio M. Gacal, Bartolome Vicente O. Bacarro, Corleto S. Vinluan Jr, Jose Ely D. Alberto, Bismarck D. Soliba, Jesus B. Sarsagat, Cornelio H. Valencia Jr, Pio Q. Diñoso III, Jacinto R. Bareng, Divino Rey C. Pabayo Jr, Reuben S. Basiao, Diosdado C. Carreon, Arnulfo Marcelo B. Burgos Jr, John Dominic P. Pulido, Juvymay R. Uy, and 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,” said Lt. Gen. Bautista, Commanding General Philippine Army.

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