Carandang, Quezon, 66 generals take oath at Palace

September 8, 2010 6:37 am 

MANILA, Sept. 7 — President Benigno S. Aquino III inducted Tuesday Secretary Ramon Carandang and Undersecretary Manuel L. Quezon III, both of the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office; Undersecretary Abigail de la Fuente-Valte as deputy spokesperson and Assistant Secretary Carmen Mislang of the Office of the Presidential Spokesperson in mass oath taking at the Rizal Hall of Malacanang.

Also inducted were other officials of the executive branch and Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Lt. Gen. Ricardo David Jr., along with 66 generals, four of them reservists, from the different branches of the Armed Forces.

Standing as witness to Carandang's swearing in were Presidential Management Staff Secretary Julia Abad and Jenny Lazo of Lacierda's office.

Virgilio Nadal also took his oath as Executive Director of the Presidential Broadcast Staff Radio/TV Malacanang.

Ramon Alejandro Piang was also sworn in as a member of the government peace negotiating panel with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.

Other officials who took their oaths were: Carlos Carag, undersecretary for revenue operations and legal affairs group, Department of Finance; Raul Conte Asis, undersecretary of the Department of Public Works and Highways; Dr. Carol Yorobe, undersecretary for the Department of Science and Technology; Luisito Montalbo, undersecretary of the Office of Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP); Atty. Christian Castillo, undersecretary for Office of the Presidential Legal Counsel (OPLC); Briccio Santos, chairperson of the Film Development Council of the Philippines.

For assistant secretaries, those who were sworn in were: Atty. Noel Damot, OPLC; Atty. Michael Ong, OPLC; Rosalie Licauco, Office of the Vice President, Department of Justice; Edilberto de Luna and Davino Catbagan, Department of Agriculture; Mantanog Mapandi and Ramon Allan Oca of the Department of Energy; Maria Carmen Mislang, of the presidential spokesperson; and Amable Aguiluz V, Special Envoy to the Gulf Cooperation Council, Department of Foreign Affairs.

Other executive officials who took their oaths were: Jose Capistrano Jr., Administrator of the Intramuros Administration, Department of Tourism; Emmanuel Ledesma, president/CEO of the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Corp., DOE; Teresita Inciong, Executive Director of the Early Childhood Care and Development Council, Office of the President; Dante Sy, Executive Director of the National Tax Research Center, DoF; Rodrigo Cabrera, General Manager of the Laguna Lake Development Authority, Department of Environment and Natural Resources; Junio Ragnario, General Manager of the Philippine National Railways, Department of Transportation and Communications; Samuel Julius Garcia, and Atty. Manuel Iway, board members of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board, DOTC; Ramon Alejandro Piang, member, GRP panel for MILF talks; Jose Luis Vera, board member of the Development Bank of the Philippines; Gisela Lood, deputy treasurer, Bureau of Treasury, DoF; and Atty. Nathaniel Santos, Deputy Executive Director, National Water Resources Board, DENR.

Aside from Chief of Staff David, others who took their oaths were: Major Generals Ralph Villanueva; Reynaldo Mapagu, Ben Dolorfino and Gaudencio Pangilinan Jr; Romulo Supapo; Jovencio Magalso; Jesus Fajardo; Mario Chan; Renato Lorenzo Sanchez; Rear Adm. Ramon Espera Jr.; Rommel Gomez; Victor Felix; Emmanuel Bautista, Pedro Soria II and Jose Tony Villarete.

Sworn in to the rank of Brig. Gen. and Commodore were: Bernardino Ricafrente Jr; Pompeo Limbo; Celso Silvestre Jr.; Nonato Alfredo Peralta Jr; Michaelo Salvaleon; Eduardo del Rosario; Raoul Reyes; Cyril Carlos; Edgar Abogado; Miguel Jose Rodriguez; Victorio Quinia; Nestor Deona; Arnolfo Palmea; Cesar Yano; Honorato de los Reyes; Juanito Dalmas; Alexander Dicang; Roger Diaz; Restituto Aguilar; Reynaldo Ordonez; Bernardo Ferrer; Arnaldo Fernandez; Romulo Cabantac Jr.; Ariel Bernardo; Alejandro Estomo; Jose Mabanta Jr.; Alan Luga; Gerardo Layug; Marlou Salazar; Remegio de Vera; Emiliano Gupana Jr.; Joel Ibanez; Virgilio Domingo; Esteban Castro; Roy Deveraturda; Lorenzo Sumicad; Antonio Oliquino; Ramiro Busalanan; Gilberto Jose Roa; Armando Guzman; Raul Leyritana; Edgardo Tamayo; Roland Recomono; Mario Montejo and Philip Cacayan.

The reservists who took their oaths were: Gen. Oscar de Leon Jr; Eduardo Lacanienta; Joseph Sevilla and Antonio Gascon Jr. (PNA)

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