39 new police generals take oath

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III inducted Wednesday into office 39 newly promoted Police Generals in a ceremony held at the Rizal Hall of Malacañang Palace.

Promoted to the equivalent military rank of lieutenant general were Police Deputy Directors General Leonardo Espina and Marcelo Garbo, Jr.

Also promoted were Police Directors Ronaldo Purugganan, Francisco Uyami, Jr., Francisco Don Montenegro, Charles Calima, Jr., Benjamin Magalong, Ricardo Marquez, Jamie Morente, Rodrigo de Gracia, Melito Mabilin, Getulio Napeñas, Jose Jorge Corpuz, Catalino Rodriquez, Jr., Juanito Vaño, Jr., Edgardo Inking, and Danilo Constantino. A police director has the equivalent military rank of major general.

Also joining them were Police Chief Superintendents Richard Albano, Asher Dalina, Prudencio Tom Bañas, Jose Getiles, Robert Kiunisala, Ferdinand Sevilla, Abelardo Villacorta, Edgar Basbas, Rodel Calungsud, Diodado Valeroso, Edwin Erni, Manolito Labador, Oriel Bragais, Wilfredo Franco, David Ombao, Ferdinand Yuzon, Ronaldo Asuncion, Rene Ong, Antonio Viernes, Reuben Theodore Sindac, Augusto Marquez, Jr., and Danilo Pelisod. The rank of police chief superintendent is equivalent to the rank of brigadier general in the military.

After the oath-taking ceremony, the newly promoted generals and their respective families had a photo opportunity with the President. With the President during the ceremony was Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II. (SDR/Sunnex)

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