MANILA – Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief, Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, on Thursday personally presided over the donning ceremonies of two newly-promoted senior military officials.
Promoted were Rear Admiral Antonio Palces and Brig. Gen. Mark Edwin Moro. The ceremony was held at the Bulwagang Balangiga of the General Headquarters Building in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.
“Our honorees possess impeccable service reputations that undoubtedly befitted them with distinct attributes as competent and committed officers and leaders of the AFP,” Sobejana said in a statement Friday.
Palces is the Deputy Chief of Staff for Education and Training (J-8) while Moro holds the position of Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff of Communication, Electronics and Information Systems (J-6).
The promotion to a higher rank in the military organization is one of the enduring demonstrations of the tradition of excellence and professionalism in the noble profession of arms.
Sobejana congratulated the honorees including their families for achieving the milestone while reminding the officers of their obligations as leaders of the AFP.
“This is truly a huge milestone in your respective careers, I, therefore, ask that you take time to reflect on the significance of this promotion. May it also serve as a reminder of the higher responsibilities and greater expectations of the organization and the Filipino people,” he added. (PNA)