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Aquino appoints former AFP Chief Oban as Executive Director of PCVFA

Posted On 2014 Feb 25
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Senate President Franklin Drilon, chair of the Commission on Appointment, confirmed on Wednesday (Feb. 19) the appointment of Lt. Gen. Gregorio Pio P. Catapang, Jr. and 17 other Generals/Flag and Senior Officers in the Armed Forces of the Philippines at the Senate Bldg., Pasay City. (MNS photo)

Senate President Franklin Drilon, chair of the Commission on Appointment, confirmed on Wednesday (Feb. 19) the appointment of Lt. Gen. Gregorio Pio P. Catapang, Jr. and 17 other Generals/Flag and Senior Officers in the Armed Forces of the Philippines at the Senate Bldg., Pasay City. (MNS photo)

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Former Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief Eduardo Oban Jr. is the new Executive Director of the Presidential Commission on the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA).

Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte made the announcement in an interview on state-run dzRB Radyo ng Bayan on Saturday, saying the appointment was made by President Benigno S. Aquino III last Feb. 19.

Oban replaced retired Army Gen. Edilberto Adan as VFA chief after he resigned last month.

Oban was an undersecretary of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) before being appointed as VFA Executive Director.

The President, meanwhile, has appointed Edwin Lopez as the new DOTC undersecretary.

“From the time he (Gen. Oban) has served the AFP, the President saw that he is a strategic thinker,” Valte said in a mix of Filipino and English.

“The President is confident that he will bring this skill in his new post,” she added. “He will be no stranger to material or at least the issues being handled by the VFA Commission.” (MNS)

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