Miranda is new Armed Forces chief

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LIEUTENANT General Glorioso Miranda has assumed his new task as acting chief of the 120,000-strong Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

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President Benigno Aquino III, the commander-in-chief, led the change-of-command ceremony at Camp Aguinaldo, on Friday morning.

Miranda, who was AFP vice chief, replaces General Hernando Irriberi, who reached the mandatory retirement age of 56. Irriberi assumed command of the AFP less than a year ago.

Miranda, Irriberi’s PMA 1983 classmate, was former commander of the AFP’s Northern Luzon Command (Nolcom).

Before he was Nolcom chief, Miranda served as commanding general of the Army’s 7th Infantry Division in Nueva Ecija.

He also led the Army’s 25th Infantry Battalion, 1002nd Brigade. He was also Dean of Academics at the AFP Command and General Staff College, and, later on, the General Headquarters and Headquarters Service Command at Camp Aguinaldo.

Miranda is a Scout Ranger, a paratrooper, and an infantry and intelligence officer. He has a master’s degree in National Security and Business Administration. CATHERINE S. VALENTE

CSV/BF

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