Ilonggo Bacordo is new Navy chief

first_imgHe is also expected to pursue theongoing modernization efforts of the Navy. The Iloilo City native Bacordo was amember of the Philippine Military Academy “Hinirang” Class of 1987. He assumedas commander of the Philippine Fleet in April 2019. Bacordo will assume a Navy that facesseveral security challenges, including the incursions of Chinese ships in theWest Philippine Sea. Prior to that, Bacordo’s previousassignments were as commander of the Naval Sea Systems Command; commander ofNaval Forces Southern Luzon; naval staff for operations and first director ofthe Navy’s Center for Naval Leadership and Excellence. President Duterte will lead the changeof command ceremony from Empedrad to Bacordo on Monday at the Navy headquartersin Roxas Boulevard, Manila. Bacordo’s appointment papers weresigned by President Duterte and released publicly late Friday. He will replaceVice Admiral Robert Empedrad who is reaching the retirement age of 56 onMonday. President Rodrigo Duterte named Fleet Commander Rear Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo as the new Flag Officer-in-Command of the Philippine Navy. FILE PHOTO MANILA – Philippine Fleet commanderRear Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo has been chosen by President RodrigoDuterte as the new Flag Officer in Command of the Philippine Navy. Bacordo finished his preschool at Assumption Iloilo, his elementary education at Clement’s grade school and his high school education at the University of the Philippines Iloilo City./PNlast_img read more