DEFENSE Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. admitted during a Senate hearing on Tuesday that there was grumbling within the military due to the delayed promotions.

Galvez issued the statement in response to a query by Sen. Jose "Jinggoy" Estrada on whether the unintended consequences of the country's retirement law have gravely affected the morale of soldiers. The most affected are those from Classes 90, 91, 92, 93, and 94, he said.

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