The Army donned the lieutenant colonel rank to champion boxer and reservist and Sarangani representative Manny Pacquiao in simple ceremonies in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig today, Monday, December 5, 2011.
Pacquiao earned the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Armed Forces of the Philippines Reserve force last September.
Pacquiao, 32, was enlisted in the Reserve Force of the Philippine Army as SergeantTechnical Sergeant on April 27, 2006 and was promoted to the rank of
Lt. Col. Manny Pacquiao earned his rank last September, and his papers were signed by Executive Secretary Pacquito Ochoa on the authority of President Benigno Aquino III (PNoy), who is also the military’s commander in chief.
Pacquiao applied for his commissionship to Lieutenant Colonel last June 27, 2011. The commissioning of Pacquiao as Lieutenant Colonel took effect last September 21, 2011 and his promotion was recommended by Army Chief Lt. Gen. Ortiz based on the endorsement of his subordinates.
As a newly-appointed Lieutenant Colonel, Pacquiao will also be designated as the Battalion Executive Officer of the 1st Sarangani Ready Reserve Battalion, and will be serving under the command of Colonel Gregorio Warren Manilay.
- that he be an elected official or completed an MNSA program
- finished Command and General Staff Course or completed MNSA program
- qualified pursuant to Circular Number 4 of the AFP
- shall be confirmed by Congress.
CONGRATULATIONS Lieutenant Colonel EMMANUEL “MANNY” PACQUIAO!
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