President Benigno S. Aquino III administered the oath of office of military officials in Malacanang ceremonies Monday.
The Chief Executive, accompanied by Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, swore in Lt. Gen. Noel A. Coballes, a member of the Philippine Military Academy class 1980, as Armed Forces Vice Chief of Staff.
The President also swore in Lt. Gen. Gregorio E. Macapagal, the Deputy Chief of Staff, AFP; Vice Admiral Jose Luis M. Alano, commander of the Central Command; Lt. Gen. Rey C. Ardo, commander of the Western Mindanao Command;
Maj Gen Marlou S. Salazar, Deputy Chief of Staff for Reservist and Retiree Affairs J9; Rear Admiral Wenefredo B. Banua, Chief of the AFP-Resource Management Office; Maj Gen Alan R. Luga, commander of the Southern Luzon Command; Maj Gen Ricardo Rainier G. Cruz III, commander of the 1st Infantry Division, Philippine Army and Maj Gen Raul L. Dimatatac, Vice Chief, Air Force; Maj Gen Gerardo T. Layug as commander of the 8th Infantry Division, PA.
Other military officials who took their oath of office before the President were Maj Gen Nestor A. Añonuevo, commander of the 4th Infantry Division, PA;
Maj Gen Virgilio O Domingo, commandant of the AFP Command and General Staff College; Maj Gen Romeo V. Poquiz, Air Force Inspector General, Philippine Air Force; Rear Admiral Zyril D. Carlos, chairman of the AFP- Bids and Awards Committee;
Maj Gen Ariel B. Bernardo, commander of the 10th Infantry Division, PA; Maj Gen Essel C. Soriano, Vice Commander, PA; Maj Gen Nicanor E. Dolojan, commander of the Light Armor Division, PA; Maj Gen Samuel L. Narbuada, commander of the Intelligence Group, PA;
Rear Admiral Roberto V. Santos, commander of the Naval Sea Systems Command, Philippine Navy; Maj Gen Wilfredo O. Ona, Chief of Air Staff, Philippine Air Force;
Maj Gen Jeffrey F. Delgado, Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans, J5 Brig Gen Rene E. Santos, Wing Commander, 205th Tactical Helicopter Wing, Philippine Air Force;
Brig Gen Alfredo M. Andres, commander of the AFP Procurement Service; Brig Gen Domingo J. Tutaan Jr., chief of the AFP Human Rights Office; Brig Gen Gerardo D. Jamorabo, chairman of the PAF-BAC;
Brig Gen Jonas C. Sumagaysay as Deputy Commander, CENTCOM; Brig Gen Danilo H. Peñafiel as Wing Commander, 335th Air Engineering Wing; Brig Gen Gregorio Pio P. Catapang Jr., commander of the 7th Infantry Division, PA;
Brig Gen Januario G. Caringal as commander of the Combat Service Support Brigade, Philippine Marine Corps; Brig Gen Romeo L. Gapuz as Assistant Division Commander, 4th Infantry Division, Philippine Army;
Brig Gen Alexander F. Balutan, commander of the First Marine Brigade, PMC; Brig Gen Virgilio M. Espineli, 8th Infantry Division, PA; Brig Gen Cesar Dionisio T. Sedillo, 6th Infantry Division, PA; Brig Gen Yerson E. Depayso, 10th Infantry Division, PA;
Brig Gen Eusaquito P. Manalo, Wing Commander, 570th Composite Tactical Wing, PAF; Brig Gen Silvino A. Alcabasa, commander of the 51st Engineer Brigade; Brig Gen John S. Bonafos, commander of the General Headquarters and Headquarters Service Command;
Brig Gen Rolando V. Picar, chief of the AFP Front Committee; Brig Gen Gamaliel S. Cruz, DC, Army Support Command PA; Brig Gen Roberto D. Domines Jr., ADC, 7th Infantry Division, PA;
Brig Gen Lysander A. Suerte, ADC, 3rd Infantry Division, PA; Brig Gen Carlos C. Solomon, commander of the 53EBDE, PA; Brig Gen Eduardo M. Año, Chief of the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces;
Brig Gen Daniel A. Lucero, commander of the 103IBDE, 1st Infantry Division, PA; Brig Gen Rolando M. Aquino, WC, 410th MW, PAF; Commodore Reynaldo Y. Yoma, commander of the Commander of Philippine Fleet Service Force;
Brig Gen Andre P. Tanyag, Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations; Brig Gen Isagani P. Silva, Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics; Brig Gen Rodelio V. Santos, Commander, 603RD IBDE, 6ID, PA;
Brig Gen Raul L. del Rosario, Wing Commander, Air Defense Wing; Brig Gen Abraham B. Bagasin, commander of First Scout Ranger Regiment, SOCOM, PA; Brig Gen Florentino P. Manalastas Jr, Dean of Corp of Prof; and Brig Gen Marcelo B. Javier, commander of 15th Infantry Division, Army Reserve Command.