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The Commanding General of the Philippine Army is the overall commander and senior general of the Philippine Army, the ground arm of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

Lineage of Commanding Generals[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of Commanding Generals of the Philippine Army:

Name Term President(s) Served Under
Gen. Artemio Ricarte, AFP March 22, 1897 – January 22, 1899 Emilio Aguinaldo
Gen. Antonio Luna, AFP January 23 – June 5, 1899
Maj. Gen. Jose J. Delos Reyes, AFP January 11 – May 3, 1936 Manuel L. Quezon
Maj. Gen. Paulino Santos, AFP May 6 – December 31, 1936
Maj. Gen. Basilio J. Valdes, AFP January 1, 1939 – November 7, 1945
Sergio Osmeña
Maj. Gen. Rafael Jalandoni, AFP December 21, 1945 – December 21, 1948
Manuel Roxas
Elpidio Quirino
Maj. Gen. Mariano N Castañeda, Sr., AFP December 21, 1948 – January 15, 1951
Maj. Gen. Calixto Duque, AFP January 15, 1951 – December 29, 1953
Lt. Gen. Jesus M. Vargas, AFP December 30, 1953 – December 29, 1956 Ramon Magsaysay
Lt. Gen. Alfonso Arellano, AFP December 29, 1956 – June 1, 1957
Carlos P. Garcia
Brig. Gen. Leoncio S. Tan, AFP July 1, 1957 – June 12, 1958
Brig. Gen. Tirso G. Fajardo, AFP June 12, 1958 – August 1, 1960
Brig. Gen. Alfredo M. Santos, AFP August 1, 1960 – September 16, 1962
Diosdado Macapagal
Brig. Gen. Dominador F. Garcia, AFP September 16, 1962 – January 1, 1963 Ferdinand Marcos
Brig. Gen. Ricardo J. Papa, AFP January 1, 1963 – August 31, 1963
Brig. Gen. Ernesto S. Mata, AFP September 1, 1963 – June 1, 1964
Brig. Gen. Rigoberto J. Ateinza, AFP June 1, 1964 – March 23, 1965
Brig. Gen. Ismael D. Lapus, AFP March 23, 1965 – September 28, 1965
Brig. Gen. Patricio R. Monzon, AFP September 28, 1965 – December 1, 1965
Brig. Gen. Silvino R. de Goma, AFP December 1, 1965 – January 25, 1966
Brig. Gen. Santos S. Garcia, AFP January 25, 1966 – January 13, 1967
Brig. Gen. Romeo C. Espino, AFP January 13, 1967 – May 29, 1968
Brig. Gen. Ruben M. Maglaya, AFP May 29, 1968 – June 30, 1969
Brig. Gen. Rafael M. Ileto June 30, 1969 – January 16, 1972
Maj. Gen. Rafael G. Zagala, AFP January 16, 1972 – March 27, 1976
Maj. Gen. Fortunato U. Abat, AFP March 28, 1976 – March 27, 1981
Maj. Gen. Josephus Q. Ramas, AFP March 27, 1981 – February 28, 1986
Maj. Gen. Rodolfo A. Canieso, AFP February 28, 1986 – July 1, 1987 Corazon Aquino
Maj. Gen. Restituto C. Padilla, Sr., AFP July 2, 1987 – March 30, 1988
Maj. Gen. Mariano P. Adalem, AFP March 30, 1988 – July 26, 1989
Maj. Gen. Manuel V. Cacanando, AFP July 26, 1989 – March 1, 1990
Maj. Gen. Guillermo G. Flores, AFP March 1, 1990 – January 11, 1991
Maj Gen. Lisandro C. Abadia, AFP January 11 – April 11, 1991
Lt. Gen. Arturo T. Enrile April 11, 1991 – April 15, 1994 Fidel Ramos
Lt. Gen. Romulo F. Yap, AFP April 15, 1994 – February 20, 1995
Lt. Gen. Orlando V. Soriano, AFP February 20, 1995 – January 25, 1996
Lt. Gen. Clemente P. Mariano, AFP January 25, 1996 – December 31, 1997
Lt. Gen. Raul S. Urgello, AFP January 5, 1998 – May 3, 1999
Joseph Estrada
Lt. Gen. Angelo T. Reyes, AFP May 3, 1999 – July 13, 1999
Lt. Gen. Voltaire T. Gazmin, AFP July 13, 1999 – October 22, 2000
Lt. Gen. Diomedio P. Villanueva, AFP October 22, 2000 – March 17, 2001
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
Lt. Gen. Jaime S. de los Santos, AFP March 17, 2001 – April 2, 2002
Lt. Gen. Dionisio R. Santiago, AFP April 2 – November 14, 2002
Lt. Gen. Gregorio M. Camiling, Jr., AFP November 14, 2002 – January 6, 2003
Lt. Gen. Efren L. Abu, AFP January 6, 2003 – November 3, 2004
Lt. Gen. Generoso S. Senga, AFP November 3, 2004 – August 17, 2005
Lt. Gen. Hermogenes C. Esperon, Jr., AFP August 17, 2005 – July 22, 2006
Lt. Gen. Romeo P. Tolentino, AFP July 22, 2006 – August 24, 2007
Lt. Gen. Alexander B. Yano, AFP August 24, 2007 – May 12, 2008
Lt. Gen. Victor S. Ibrado May 12, 2008 – May 4, 2009
Lt. Gen. Delfin N. Bangit, AFP May 4, 2009 – March 12, 2010
Lt. Gen. Reynaldo B. Mapagu, AFP March 12, 2010 – July 23, 2010
Benigno Aquino III
Lt. Gen. Arturo B. Ortiz, AFP July 23, 2010 – November 9, 2011
Lt. Gen. Emmanuel T. Bautista, AFP November 9, 2011 – January 17, 2013
Lt. Gen. Noel A. Coballes, AFP January 17, 2013 – present

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