By Francis Wakefield
The Philippine Army recently welcomed 51 newly-promoted generals during a ceremony held at the Army headquarters in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.
Three Lieutenant Generals, seven Major Generals, and 41 Brigadier Generals were given full military honors followed by a courtesy call to the Army Chief, Lieutenant General Rolando Joselito D. Bautista.
The three officers promoted to Lt. Gen. were Carlito G. Galvez, Rafael C. Valencia, and Benjamin C. Madrigal. The seven officers promoted to Maj. Gen. were Ronnie S. Evangelista, Felimon T. Santos Jr, Arnel B. Dela Vega, Casiano C. Monilla, Isidro L. Purisima, Macairog S. Alberto, and Rizaldo B. Limoso.
Morover, the 41 officers promoted to Brig. Gen. were Perfecto M. Rimando, Cirilito E. Sobejana, Pedro A. Sumayo Jr, Glorivine R. Dida, Fernando T. Trinidad, Francisco F. Mendoza, Felicisimo C. Buddiongan, Ramiro Manuel A. Rey, Arnulfo C. Matanguihan, Lope C Dagoy, Nixon M. Fortes, Milfredo M. Melegrito, Jose C. Faustino Jr, Manolo M. Samarita, Raniel T. Tamiro, Ernesto T. Lopena, Lenard T. Agustin, Antonio G. Parlade Jr, Cristobal N. Zaragoza, Rene Glen O. Paje, Edwin Leo Torrelavega, Abraham Claro C. Casis, Eric C. Vinoya, Ernie S. Langub, Tyne T. Bañas, Franco Nemesio M. Gacal, Bartolome Vicente O. Bacarro, Corleto S. Vinluan Jr, Jose Ely D. Alberto, Bismarck D. Soliba, Jesus B. Sarsagat, Cornelio H. Valencia Jr, Pio Q. Diñoso III, Jacinto R. Bareng, Divino Rey C. Pabayo Jr, Reuben S. Basiao, Diosdado C. Carreon, Arnulfo Marcelo B. Burgos Jr, John Dominic P. Pulido, Juvymay R. Uy, and Dionisio C. Baudin Jr.