Ex-spy chief is next AFP Southern Luzon commander-A A +A
Thursday, February 28, 2013
MANILA -- A former chief of the military's Intelligence Service has been appointed as the next head of the Southern Luzon Command, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said Thursday.
Major General Caesar Ordoyo, current commander of the 6th Infantry Division, will formally assume his new post in a change of command ceremony on March 4.
Ordoyo, also a former commander of the 301st Infantry Brigade, will replace Acting Commander Major General Nonato Peralta.
Replacing Ordoyo as 6th ID commander is Brigader General Romeo Gapuz, the current assistant division commander of 4th Infantry Division.
Gapuz will then be replaced by Colonel Romeo Gan, current 401st Infantry Brigade commander who will be replaced by Colonel Gregory Cayetano.
General Emmanuel Bautista, AFP chief, said the newly promoted and assigned offices can only be expected to "continue to excel."
"The progressive changes in the AFP are part and parcel of our efforts to further inculcate professionalism in the military organization," said Bautista. (Emmanuel Louis Bacani/Sunnex)