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CA confirms appointment of AFP chief

  • Written by Marlon Purificacion
  • Published in Nation
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THE Commission on Appointments unanimously confirmed the appointments of Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Ricardo Visaya and 24 other military officials.

No CA member objected when a motion to confirm the appointments of the military officials was made at the plenary.

Even at the CA’s committee on national defense, no opposition was filed against the nominees.

Despite this, San Juan Rep. Ronaldo Zamora reminded the military officials that there were issues, including their statement of assets, liabilities, and net worth (SALNs), that they need to address later on.

However, Zamora said that these issues were not enough to block their confirmations but said should be looked into.

The issues, he said, include the officials’ SALNs, noting that some of them made mistakes in the filing, did not file them correctly, or did not include all transactions that should have been included.
   
Zamora, nevertheless, moved to recommend the confirmation of the nominees, which was later adopted at the CA plenary.
   
Meanwhile, Visaya, in an interview after the confirmation, said they are always ready in the AFP to give all-out support to the Philippine National Police on its war against illegal drugs just like what they have done in Cotabato.