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2 AFP officers charged with plunder, torture take key military posts Written by

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

2 AFP officers charged with plunder, torture take key military posts

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Two senior military officers facing separate cases of plunder and torture took over key positions in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) due to the scheduled forced retirement today of two members of the controversial Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Class of 1978.

Brig. Gen. Aurelio Baladad, of PMA Class of 1982 and incumbent deputy commander of the Army’s 9th

Infantry Division, was elevated as acting chief of the 9th ID with the retirement of Maj. Gen. Josue Gaverza, of PMA Class of 1978.

Also taking over as acting commandant of the Command and General Staff College (CGSC) was Brig. Gen. Benito de Leon, of PMA Class of 1981, replacing Rear Admiral Victor Emmanuel Martir, also of PMA Class of 1978 which became controversial for having former President and now detained Pampanga Rep. Gloria Arroyo as honorary member..... MORE

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URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/index.php/headlines/item/2002-2-afp-officers-charged-with-plunder-torture-take-key-military-posts

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