Lieutenant Colonel Edgard A Arevalo PN(M)
Director, Naval Public Affairs Office
22 February 2010
Twenty-five Captains and 10 Colonels were added to the roster of senior officers of the Philippine Navy. Rear Admiral Feliciano Angue, Chief of Naval Staff, presided the donning of their rank insignias during the Monday morning colors today, 22 February 2010 at the Philippine Navy Headquarters in Manila.
The 35 Fleet- Marine Officers who were promoted to the ranks of Navy Captains and Marine Colonels are: Commanders Rommel Jude G Ong, Rey T dela Cruz, Erick A Kagaoan, Loumer P Bernabe, Rosauro M Sarmiento, Noel M de Vera, Rommel Jayson L Galang, Adeluis S Bordado, Joseph Melvin A Guevarra, Alberto A Cruz, Ramil Roberto B Enriquez, Opiniano M Jayme Jr, Restituto Q Bilbao Jr, Rigoberto O Banta, Francisco O Gabudao, Socimo F de Guzman Jr, Reginald B Rapanan, Alberto B Carlos, Nichols A Driz, Elpidio F Francisco, Cesar M Martinez, Rufino G Arias Jr, Ruel S Saonoy, Renato B Yongque, Carlito L Barizo, Lieutenant Colonels Elmer R Estilles, Martin G Villasan, Nathaniel Y Casem, Eugene Erwin R Martinez, Fernando R Gomez, Ferdinand M Fraginal, Raul Jesus L Caldez, Ariel R Caculitan, Jeson P Cabatbat and Jose P Cabanban. The ad-interim of their appointment was approved by Her Excellency President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo effective as of 06 February 2010.
Also present during the ceremony were Rear Admiral Geronimo Defensor, Commander, Philippine Fleet; Commodore Robert C Noblefranca, Commander Naval Construction Brigade; Commodore Zyril D Carlos, Commander, Patrol Force; Colonel Bernardo C Ferrer, Commander, Naval Reserve Command; Captain Philip L Cacayan, Commander Assault Craft Force; and other senior officers of the Navy and Marines.
Rear Admiral Angue encouraged these newly-promoted officers to be firm and vigorous in carrying out their duties and responsibilities as the Navy implements its Sail Plan 2020. He also recognized their efforts and achievements in attaining their hard-earned ranks through hard work and dedication to the service.