Duterte names new Air Force chief

Arianne Merez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 15 2020 05:26 PM | Updated as of Jan 15 2020 06:03 PM

MANILA- President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday named Major Gen. Allen Paredes as the new commanding general of the Philippine Air Force.

A member of the Philippine Military Academy Maringal Class of 1988, Paredes replaces Lt. Gen. Rozzano Briguez as head of the Air Force.

Prior to becoming head of the Air Force, Paredes was Air Logistics Command chief.

His designation as the new head of the Air Force officially starts on Friday, Duterte said in a letter to Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana.

The President is set to attend the Air Force change of command ceremony on Thursday.