The Philippine Air Force rendered Military Honors and reception to the newly –appointed PAF Generals at the Headquarters Philippine Air Force Quadrangle, Colonel Jesus Villamor Air Base, Pasay City last Tuesday, June 02, 2015 with Commander, AETC, MGEN SALVADOR MELCHOR B MISON JR AFP, AFIA, BGEN FLORENTINO S RASCO JR AFP and Wing Commander, 520th Air Base Wing, COL EMIGDIO D GUEVARRA JR PAF (GSC) as military hosts.
The following were honored:
LT GEN NICANOR M VIVAR AFP – Commander, CENTCOM
MGEN MANUEL F REMOTIGUE AFP – DCS for Education and Training, J8
MGEN RAUL L DEL ROSARIO AFP – DCS for Plans, J5
MGEN ISAGANI SILVA AFP – Commander, Air Logistics Command
MGEN RUBEN L CARANDANG AFP – Air Force Inspector General
BGEN EDGAR T DE VERA AFP – Deputy Commander, 1st Air Division
BGEN GODFREY R JULIO AFP – Chief, AFPREO
BGEN JOSE G MIRAnNDILLA JR AFP – Wing Commander, 220th Airlift Wing
BGEN ROZZANO D BRIGUEZ AFP – Commandant of Cadets, PMA
BGEN GUILLERMO A MOLINA JR AFP – Deputy Commander, WESCOM
BGEN RICARDO F CASTILAN AFP – Wing Commander, 410th MW
BGEN ERNESTO R MILO AFP – Wing Commander, 570th CTW
A formal reception was followed at the Hall of Flags for the traditional presentation of Command Batons to the newly promoted Brigadier Generals. The ceremonial baton is a short, thick stick-like object, typically in wood or metal, that is traditionally the sign of a field marshal or a similar very high-ranking military officer, and carried as a piece of their uniform.
The Commanding General, Philippine Air Force, LT GEN JEFFREY F DELGADO AFP congratulated the newly appointed Generals and wished everybody all the best in their respective endeavors.
“You have reached this level of command because you were always determined to succeed. Keep that modest air about you and that intense drive within you. Keep up your excellent unsullied track record, sustain your topnotch service and hold your controls to velvety perfection. Your new ranks transcend your place in the AFP organization. The honor you reap is always an honor to the blue uniform and to the Philippine Air Force” as CG, PAF remarked on his speech.