Wednesday July 18, 2018

Duterte considering appointing retired Army chief Miranda to BCDA

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is planning to appoint retired Army chief Lieutenant General Glorioso Miranda as a member of Bases Conversion and Development Authority's (BCDA) Board of Directors.

At the change of command rites held in Taguig City Thursday, the President was confident that tapping Miranda as a member of BCDA board could help in fighting against corruption within the agency.

"Before I end my speech, I really salute General Miranda. That is why automatic he will be a member of the board of this [BCDA]. No military man who is running that," Duterte said.

"I need somebody there from your sector so, I said, you can look into how it is being run. Now, there is corruption, you can flog [those involved]," he added.

Miranda was replaced by Major General Rolando Joselito Bautista, the commander of the Army's 1st Infantry Division and Joint Task Force Marawi, as the former reached the mandatory retirement age of 56 on October 8.

Miranda, who hails from San Fernando, La Union, was a graduate of Philippine Military Academy "Matikas" Class of 1983. He also finished command trainings in the United Kingdom and Singapore and obtained Masters degrees in National Security Administration and Business Administration.

Duterte has been outspoken of appointing former members of the military to his government because of their dedication to serve the people. (SunStar Philippines)