The Commission on Appointments on Wednesday confirmed General Eduardo Año as the 48th chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and 29 other generals and senior officers.
Following Ano’s confirmation, the CA also appointed to the rank of Major General the following: Herminigildo Francisco Aquino, Enrique Reyes, Joselito Reyes, Jon Aying, Rhoderick Parayno, Robert Arevalo, Danilo Pamonag and Paul Atal.
Those who were appointed to the rank of Brigadier General were Jose Antonio Carlos Motril, Emmanuel Joaquin Guina, Edmund Dante Janda, Bienvenido Datuin, Gavin Edjawan, Samuel Gotico, Isidro Purisima, Ernesto Ravina Jr., Earl Baliao, Roy Devesa, Roseller Murillo, Custodio Parcon Jr., Simplicio Lumantas Jr., Gilbert Gapay, Jesus Manangquil Jr. and Peter Suchiangco.
Also promoted were Narciso Vingson as Vice Admiral and Rene Medina as Rear Admiral, Rommel Jason Galang and Erick Kagaon as Commodore and Amador Magdamit as Colonel, Judge Advocate General Service.
Meanwhile, five ambassadors were also confirmed by the CA without any objections from its members.
They are Evan Pumaren Garcia-Permanent representative of the Republic of the Philippines to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland; Celia Anna Mallari Feria- Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the Portuguese Republic; Eduardo Kapunan Jr.,-Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar; Bienvenido Villamor Tejano-Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the independent state of Papua New Guinea and Abdulmaid Kiram Muin-Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste.