From the Philippine Star (Apr 1): P-Noy to name new Eastmincom chief
A member of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Class ’80 is reportedly being
eyed as the next chief of the Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) of the Armed
Forces of the Philippines.
Military sources said Maj. Gen. Ricardo Rainier Cruz III might be named the
next chief of the Davao-based unit, one of the two unified commands in
Eastmincom chief Lt. Gen. Jorge Segovia is set to retire on April 13.
”Talks are rife that (Cruz) will be named to the post,” a source, who spoke
on condition of anonymity, said.
Cruz is the chief of the Army’s 1st Infantry Division based in Zamboanga del
Sur. He was former assistant commander of the Davao-based 10th ID.
Aquino’s sisters – Ballsy, Pinky, Viel and Kris – are all adopted members of
PMA Class ’80.