Ad interim appointments of one major general, one colonel reservist, and nominations of AFP reservist legislators get CA consent
(Date Published: 08 March 2018)
The Commission on Appointments (CA), in its March 7 plenary session, presided by Senate of the President/Chairman of the Commission Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, passed in record time, the confirmation of the ad interim appointments and nominations of nine senior officers in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) that include one major general, one colonel reservist and seven lawmakers promoted as colonel in the AFP reserve force.
The two ad interim appointments confirmed were those of Major General Rene Glen O. Paje and Colonel Marlyn P. Agabas, PA (Res). Confirmed nominations to the rank of Colonel Reservists were those of Senators, namely, former CA Member Sen. Lorna Regina B. Legarda, PAF (MNSA) (Res); and current CA Member Sen. Emmanuel “Manny” D. Pacquiao, PA (Res) while five reservist officers come from the House of Representatives, namely, House Speaker Pantaleon D. Alvarez, PN (M) (GSC) (Res), former CA Majority Floor Leader and current House Majority Floor Leader Rep. Rodolfo C. Fariñas, JAGS (GSC) (Res), Rep. Gwendolyn F. Garcia, PA (GSC) (Res), Rep. Bai Sandra A. Sema, PA (GSC) (Res), and the current Chair of the CA Committee on National Defense, himself, Rep. Roy Loyola, PA (GSC) (Res). The Commission, upon the motion of Majority Floor Leader Rep. Rodolfo T. Albano III during the last defense committee hearing, accorded parliamentary courtesy to the reservist legislators by waiving the rules on the submission of their documentary requirements.. READ MORE..