Congratulations to my fellow reservists Senator Loren Legarda and Senator Manny Pacquiao who were promoted to the rank of full Colonel by the CA this morning.

My warmest greetings also to my colleagues in the House of Representatives Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Deputy Speaker Gwendolyn Garcia, House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas, Cavite Rep. Roy Loyola, and Maguindanao Rep. Bai Sandra Sema who were also promoted to the rank of full Colonel.

The CA also confirmed the appointments of two of our military officials – Major Gen. Rene Glen Paje and Col. Marlyn Agabas.

Let us all work together towards lasting peace and progress in our country.