Adeluis Bordado named new Navy chief


A seasoned naval officer has assumed the leadership of the Philippine Navy, succeeding Vice Admiral Giovannie Carlo Bacordo who retired on Tuesday, one day short of his mandatory retirement from the service.

Rear Admiral Adeluis Bordado, a member of the Philippine Military Academy Class of 1988, assumed the reigns of the Navy from his previous post as vice commander.

Born in Calabanga, Camarines Sur on September 9, 1966, Bordado was commissioned into the service with the rank of an ensign where he later rose from the ranks, holding different positions.

He had commanded the Navy’s Naval Installation Command and served as chief of the Naval Staff. He had also served as the commander of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Education, Training and Doctrine Command.

Armed Forces Chief of Staff General Cirilito Sobejana welcomed the designation of Bordado, the only official recommended by the Board of Generals for the top post.

“Rear Admiral 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 [Armed Forces of the Philippines] as well,” he said.

“The wealth of his experience, his well-rounded education and training locally and abroad and his 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,” he added.

Bordado will oversee the ongoing modernization program of the Navy under which the delivery of ordered assets and the signing of contracts have been delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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