Rear Admiral Adeluis Bordado PN; 39th Flag Officer in-Command, Philippine Navy | Photo credit: NPAO
MANILA, Philippines — Rear Admiral Adeluis Bordado has been designated as the next chief of the Philippine Navy, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said Tuesday.
In a statement, AFP chief of staff General Cirilito Sobejana welcomed Bordado’s appointment as the 39th Flag Officer in-Command of the Philippine Navy.
“His designation came at the time that the Philippine Navy is vigorously pursuing its modernization program that includes acquisition programs for surface and sub-surface assets,” AFP chief said.
He said Bordado’s wealth of experience, well-rounded education and training locally and abroad and personal attributes “make him an excellent choice to lead the Philippine Navy at this time that the AFP faces various internal and external security challenges.”
“Bordado is an accomplished naval officer who rose to the hierarchy of the 123 years old Philippine Navy passing through the different command, leadership, management, and staff positions —not only in the Philippine Navy but in the AFP as well,” Sobejana said.
“He particularly distinguished himself in the fields of operations, intelligence, information technology, budget, planning, and education and training,” he added.
Bordado will replace outgoing navy chief Vice Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo.
The change of command ceremony will be held on Tuesday afternoon at the Philippine Navy Headquarters.