The promotion of Col. Jonas Sumagaysay, assistant division commander of the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division, to brigadier general has finally been approved.
Sumagaysay, former commander of the 303rd Infantry Brigade in Negros Occidental, was among the 16 senior military officials, promoted as recommended by the Department of National Defense and approved by President Benigno Aquino III.
He belongs to Philippine Military Academy Class 1981, where Army chief Lt. Gen. Emmanuel Bautista, Maj. Gen. Jose Mabanta, 3rd ID commander, and Maj. Gen. Rey Ardo, 6ID commanding general, are members.
Before his position as the 3ID assistant commander, Sumagaysay also served as the Presidential Security Group commander of then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo from 2009 to 2010, military records show.*GPB