Binati ng pamunuan ng Philippine Army ang nasa 51 newly-promoted generals ngayong araw, December 8, 2017.

Ayon kay Army Spokesperson Lt. Col. Ray Tiongson, tatlong Lieutenant Generals ang promoted, seven Major Generals, at 41 Brigadier Generals ang binigyan ng full military honors at kaagad na nag-courtesy call kay Army chief Lt. Gen. Rolando Joselito Bautista.

Kabilang si Bautista sa na promote bilang 3 star generals, kasama sina: Lt. Gen. Carlito G. Galvez, Rafael C. Valencia at Benjamin Madrigal.

Habang ang pitong officers na promoted sa ranggong Major General ay sina: MGen Ronnie Evangelista, Felimon Santos Jr, Arnel Dela Vega, Casiano Monilla, Isidro Purisima, Macairog Alberto, at Rizaldo Limoso.

Nasa 41 officers naman ang promoted sa ranggong Brigadier General ito ay sina: Brig. Gen. Perfecto M. Rimando, Cirilito E. Sobejana, Pedro A. Sumayo Jr, Glorivine R. Dida, Fernando T. Trinidad, Francisco F. Mendoza, Felicisimo C. Buddiongan, Ramiro Manuel A. Rey, Arnulfo C. Matanguihan, Lope C Dagoy, Nixon M. Fortes, Milfredo M. Melegrito, Jose C. Faustino Jr, Manolo M. Samarita, Raniel T. Tamiro, Ernesto T. Lopena, Lenard T. Agustin, Antonio G. Parlade Jr, Cristobal N. Zaragoza, Rene Glen O. Paje, Edwin Leo Torrelavega, Abraham Claro C. Casis, Eric C. Vinoya, Ernie S. Langub, Tyne T. Bañas, Franco Nemesio M. Gacal, Bartolome Vicente O. Bacarro, Corleto S. Vinluan Jr, Jose Ely D. Alberto, Bismarck D. Soliba, Jesus B. Sarsagat, Cornelio H. Valencia Jr, Pio Q. Diñoso III, Jacinto R. Bareng, Divino Rey C. Pabayo Jr, Reuben S. Basiao, Diosdado C. Carreon, Arnulfo Marcelo B. Burgos Jr, John Dominic P. Pulido, Juvymax R. Uy, at Dionisio C. Baudin Jr.

“To my fellow honorees, like any other day in our lives, duty is always our priority. With the new ranks we now wear, come bigger responsibilities, greater expectations and stricter standards. Let this important milestone in our military careers motivate us to serve even more, perform even better, and give the best that the Filipino deserves,” mensahe ni Lt. Gen. Bautista.