From the Manila Times (Apr 8): Abogado named PMA chief
PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino 3rd has appointed four star-rank officers to vital positions in the military.
Military spokesman Col. Arnulfo Marcelo Burgos Jr. on Monday said that leading the new batch of appointees was Vice Admiral Edgar Abogado, the current commander of the Central Command (CentCom).
Abogado will replace Lt. Gen. Ireneo Espino as superintendent of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) who is set to retire.
Abogado is a member of the PMA “Mapitagan” Class of 1980. Prior to his designation as CentCom commander, he was the Navy’s vice commander, chief of Naval Staff, deputy commander of the Philippine Fleet, and commander of Assault Craft Force.
Maj. Gen. Roy Deveraturda replaced Abogado in simple turnover ceremonies yesterday at the CentCom headquarters in Camp Lapu-Lapu, Cebu City.
CentCom is one of the AFP’s wide support commands combating terrorism and insurgency in the Visayas region.
Deveraturda was former commander of 2nd Air Division (AD), Philippine Air Force (PAF), Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans or J5 of the AFP, chef of the AFP Modernization Program Management Office and commander of the 15th Strike Wing and 570thComposite Tactical Wing.
Maj. Gen Romeo Poquiz, the current Air Force Inspector General (AFIG), will replace Deveraturda as commander of the 2nd AD. Poquiz was commander of the 710th Special Operations Wing and the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, J4 of the AFP.
Poquiz’ post as AFIG will be passed on to Brig. Gen Richard Siga-an, the current chief of AFP
Pension and Gratuity Management Center (PGMC). Prior to his current position, Siga-an served as the Air Force internal auditor.
Siga-an’s post will go to Col. Enrique Reyes, current deputy commander of the 15th Strike Wing.
Meanwhile, Col Arnold Mancita, former assistant chief of Air Staff for Logistics, formally assumed his post as wing commander of the 250th Presidential Airlift Wing. He replaced Brig. Gen Alexander Bote who retired on April 5.