Duterte promotes PCG commandant to admiral

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Posted at May 08 2018 11:25 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte has promoted Philippine Coast Guard commandant Elson Hermogino to the rank of admiral from rear admiral. Handout photo

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte has promoted Philippine Coast Guard commandant Elson Hermogino to the rank of admiral from rear admiral.

The promotion grants Hermogino four stars, the highest in the Philippine Navy.

Hermogino assumed his post in January, replacing retired PCG commandant Rear Admiral William Melad.