Thirty-three newly-promoted Philippine Army generals, six of whom were formerly assigned in Negros Island, took their oaths recently before President Rodrigo Duterte at Malacañang in Manila.
The newly promoted senior military officers included Maj. Gen. Dinoh Dolina, 3rd Infantry Division commander, Maj. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, 6th Infantry Division commander, Maj. Gen. Pio Diñoso, AFP Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Maj. Gen. Bernard Neri, chief of the AFP Intelligence Service, Brig. Gen. Ignacio Madriaga, 302nd Infantry Brigade commander, Brig. Gen. Ramil Bitong, 803rd Infantry Brigade commander and Brig. Gen. Francisco Felicidario, 101st Infantry Brigade commander.
Neri and Dinoso used to serve as 79th Infantry Battalion commander in southern Negros, Bitong as 11th Infantry Battalion, Madriaga as spokesman of the 303rd Infantry Brigade and Felicidario as commander of the elite 1st Scout Ranger Battalion.
Sobejana, a Medal of Valor awardee, served at the 11th Infantry Battalion in northern Negros in the early 1990s.
They were given traditional military honors at the Philippine Army headquarters by Lt. Gen. Macairog Alberto in Fort Bonifacio, in Taguig City.*
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