Nominations of three AFP senior officers get CA consent, CA elects Pangilinan as new Member

CONFIRMED. The Commission on Appointments (CA), in plenary session presided over by Senate President / CA Chairperson Vicente C. Sotto III, gave its consent to the nominations of Major General Andres C. Centino, Capt. Ruben B. Fajardo, Jr., PN and Col. Raul P. Villanueva, to the ranks of Lieutenant General, Commodore and Brigadier General in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), respectively. Newly elected CA Member Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan (LP), took his oath before Senate President / CA Chairperson Sotto during the same hybrid plenary session. The Senate, on June 3, 2021, elected Pangilinan as member of the Commission vice Sen. Risa Hontiveros effective July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. Pangilinan was also elected as the chairperson of the Commission’s Committee on Agrarian Reform. (CA-CTS, 08/25/21)