13 senior PA officials promoted to next star rank

MANILA --- Thirteen senior Philippine Army (PA) officers were promoted to their next star rank during flag-raising ceremonies in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.

This was disclosed by Army spokesperson Lt. Col. Ray Tiongson in a statement Monday.

Promoted to Major General was 6th Infantry Division Commander, the former Brig. Gen. Arnel Dela Vega.

While promoted to Brigadier Generals were Felipe B. Bejar Jr., Commander of the 51st Engineering Brigade; Perfecto M. Rimando Jr., Commander of the 801st Infantry Brigade; Glorivine R. Dida, Assistant Deputy Commander of the 2nd Infantry Division; Fernando T. Trinidad, Commander of the 903rd Infantry Brigade; Francisco F. Mendoza Jr., Commander of the 802nd Infantry Brigade;

Felicisimo C. Budiongan, Assistant Deputy Commander of the Mechanized Infantry Division; Ramiro Manuel A. Rey, Commander of the Special Forces Regiment (Airborne); Arnulfo C. Matanguihan, Commander of the 302nd Infantry Brigade; Nixon M. Fortes, Commander of the 103rd Infantry Brigade; Milfredo M. Melegrito, Commander of the 702nd Infantry Brigade; Jose C. Faustino Jr., Commander of the 501st Infantry Brigade; and Manolo M. Samarita, Commander of the 602nd Infantry Brigade.

The ceremonies were presided by PA commander Lt. Gen. Glorioso Miranda.

Source: Philippines News Agency