AFP Central Command gets new head

April 8, 2013 10:28 pm 

MANILA, April 8 — The Armed Forces Monday announced the appointment of Maj. Gen. Roy O. Deveraturda as head of its Central Command.

He replaces Vice Admiral Edgar L. Abogado who is appointed as the new Philippine Military Academy superintendent.

Abogado is a member of the Philippine Military Academy Class of 1980.

He held several important command positions in the Philippine Navy before his designation as Central Command head

Abogado was the PN's vice commander, chief of naval Staff, deputy commander of the Philippine Fleet, and chief of Assault Craft Force.

The latter replaces Lt. Gen. Ireneo C. Espino who will be retiring this April 11.

Deveraturda used to head 2nd Air Division of Philippine Air Force (PAF) and was the deputy chief of staff for plans (J-5) of the AFP.

The former was also the former chief of the AFP modernization program management office and commander of the PAF's 15th Strike Wing and 570th Composite Tactical Wing.

While Maj. Gen. Romeo V Poquiz, the current Air Force Inspector General (AFIG), will replace Deveraturda as commander of the 2nd Air Division.

He was the head of the 710th Special Operations Wing and the assistant deputy chief of staff for logistics, (J-4) of the AFP.

His post as AFIG will be passed on to Brig.Gen. Richard C. Siga-an, the current head of AFP Pension and Gratuity Management Center (PGMC)

Prior to his current position, Siga-an served as the Air Force Internal Auditor.

Taking over his position at the PGMC is Col. Enrique C. Reyes, current deputy commander of the 15th Strike Wing.

Meanwhile, Col. Arnold A. Mancita, former assistant chief of air staff for logistics, formally assumed as wing commander of the 250th Presidential Airlift Wing.

He replaced Brig. Gen. Alexander P. Bote who retired last April 5. (PNA)



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