Angue is new NCRcom chief

March 12, 2010 11:38 pm 

MANILA, March 12 -A Navy officer had been designated as the new commander of the military’s anti-coup force in Metro Manila – the National Capital Region Command.

Armed Forces chief Lt. Gen. Delfin Bangit and outgoing NCRcom chief Maj. Gen. Reynaldo Mapagu announced the designation of Rear Admiral Feliciano Angue following Mapagu’s assumption as the new Army chief Friday.

Angue, the outgoing No. 3 man of the Navy as the Chief Naval Staff, is the latest member of the Philippine Military Academy class 1978 to be given a sensitive post. He will assume his post on Saturday in rites scheduled to be presided by Bangit.

Bangit and Mapagu are also members of the PMA class 1978 that adopted President Arroyo as an honorary member. Bangit assumed as AFP chief last Wednesday and Mapagu assumed previous post as Army chief Friday.

Angue is the first Navy officer to be named as head the NCRcom since its reactivation in 2003 following the short-lived Oakwood mutiny.

Almost all the NCRcom commanders came from the Army. A Marine officer, now Western Mindanao Command chief Lt. Gen. Ben Dolorfino, headed the unit a few years ago.

Angue, along with now senatorial candidates Brig. Gen. Danilo Lim and Col. Ariel Querubin, was among the rebel officers that joined the failed coups against the administration of President Aquino in the 1980s.

He confirmed that he would assume the post as NCRcom chief but declined to answer questions related to his involvement in the failed uprisings decades ago. Before he assumed as Chief Naval Staff in September 2008, Angue was deputy commander of the Philippine Fleet, a Navy unit.

“Felix (Angue) is a capable officer,” said Mapagu of his successor.

“He is good at special operations, admiral Angue is a warrior just like general Sabban.” Mapagu said, referring to Marine commandant Maj. Gen. Juancho Sabban, also from the PMA class ’78.(PNA) RMA/VR


One Response to “Angue is new NCRcom chief”

  1. taga bukal on March 13th, 2010 4:26 pm

    ipagpatuloy mo ang matapat na paglilingkod ANGUE…..