Commission on Appointments confirms General Iriberri as top military official

The Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday confirmed the ad interim appointment of Chief-of-Staff General Hernando Delfin Carmelo A. Iriberri and appointments of 104 senior officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

“I submitted myself to the authority of the CA because I know that my appointment really comes from the people whom they represented,” Iriberri told the media after his confirmation.

Iriberri, a member of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Matikas Class ’83, assured that he will address the reported abuses allegedly committed by his fellow men in uniform.

”I will not allow that to happen especially in my birthplace, even anywhere in the country,” the AFP top official from Surigao Del sur said.