Cong. Pacquiao lieutenant colonel na
INAPRUBAHAN na ng Office of the President ang pagkomisyon kay Sarangani Congressman Manny Pacquiao bilang opisyal ng reserve force ng Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
Ayon kay Army acting spokesman, Major Harold Cabunoc, epektibo nitong Setyembre 21, ang pagkomisyon kay Paquiao sa Reserve Force ng AFP na may ranggong lieutenant colonel.
“Congressman Pacquiao’s commissionship was based on the provisions of Section 44 of the Republic Act 7077 which provides that elected and appointed officials can be commissioned in the service if they are degree holders,” saad ni Cabunoc.
Nabatid na inendorso ni Colonel Regidor Dela Cruz, commander ng NCR Regional Community Defense Group, ang nominasyon ni Pacquiao kay Brigadier General Alex Albano na personal namang nagparating ng rekomendasyon kay Army Chief, Lieutenant General Arturo Ortiz.
“I am very glad that the President has finally approved the recommendation that I initiated last year. I am considering this as one of my notable accomplishment as RCDG commander,” saad ni Dela Cruz.
Isasagawa ang formal donning of rank kay Pacquiao pagdating nito sa bansa matapos ang laban kay Juan Manuel Marquez sa Nobyembre 13.