Former PHL Army commander to receive military honors


Former Commander of the Philippine Army Major Gen. Rodolfo Canieso, who died last August 13 after suffering from massive stroke in Bacolod City, will be given full military honors.

According to Army spokesman Col. Benjamin Hao, the remains of Major Canieso will be brought to the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City on August 18, and his interment will be on the 21st.

Col. Hao said that part of the military honors will be the arrival and departure honors, vigil, drummer, 21 gun salute, military host/pallbearers, escort and transportation.

The remains of Maj. Canieso will be laid to rest at section 20 of the LNMB, joining the other former generals and flag officers in command.

Maj. Canieso was a member of the Philippine Military Academy class of 57.  He was assigned as 28th Army commander by the late President Corazon C. Aquino from Feb. 28, 1986 to July 1, 1987.

Canieso is known as an experts in using artillery forces in combat against rebel groups.

Maj. Canieso’s remains are currently at St. Peter’s Chapel in Alihis, Bacolod City.

Col. Hao said that Canieso suffered a massive stroke last July 31 after falling off his chair while waiting for his turn to speak at the national security affairs 303rd infantry brigade in Murcia, Negros Occidental.

Meanwhile, Lieutenant General Ferdinand Quidilla assumed as commander of the 9th infantry division in Southern Luzon.

Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Gen. Ricardo Visaya headed the turnover ceremony of Gen. Quidilla in Camp Gen. Nakar, Quezon Province.

Quidilla is a member of the Philippine Army Academy “Matikas” class of 1983 and has been assigned with different military positions.

(with DZRH Florante Rosales)

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