From the Philippine News Agency (Jan 31): 14 PA senior officers given star rank promotions
A total of 14 Philippine Army (PA) senior officers were given star rank promotions during simple rites in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City Monday.
Out of the said number, one was promoted to the rank of lieutenant general, three were promoted to the rank of major generals and 10 were promoted to the rank of brigadier generals effective Jan. 30, said PA spokesperson Col. Benjamin Hao.
Promoted to Lieutenant General was Donato B. San Juan, the Superintendent of the Philippine Military Academy.
Major Generals were Ronald C. Villanueva, the Chief of the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP); Noel S. Clement, the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, AFP; and Raul M. Farnacio, the Commander of 8th Infantry Division.
Brigadier Generals were Francisco V. Delfin, the Commander of the 303th Infantry Brigade; Rolando C. Manalo, the Commander of the 902nd Infantry Brigade; Bonifacio C. Cebrian Jr, the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, AFP; Manuel Trece S. Robles, the Commander of the 53rd Engineering Brigade, Noel S. Buan, Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Materiel Development; Ricardo A. Nepomuceno, the Commander of the 1003rd Infantry Brigade; Macairog S. Alberto, the Commander of the 1001st Infantry Brigade; Carlomagno L. Tabo, the Deputy Chief of the Intelligence Service of the AFP; Erwin A. De Asis, Commander of the Army Artillery Regiment; and Mario G. Lacurom, the Commander of the 803rd Infantry Brigade.