By Elena Aben
Manila Bulletin, Thursday, September 2, 2010
The Philippine Military Academy (PMA) recently rendered honors
to Navy Flag Officer-in-Command (FOIC) Rear Admiral Danilo Cortez,
who vigorously pursues capability upgrade of the Philippine Navy
by advocating means to finance the stalled modernization program.
Aside from Cortez, Navy also honored two other alumni, Rear Admiral
Roberto Estioko, Vice Commander, Philippine Navy; and Rear Admiral
Vicente Agdamag, Commander, Naval Education and Training Command.
The three, all members of PMA “Masikap” Class of 1977, were honored in a ceremony held at Fort Del Pilar, Baguio City.
The honorees received the Superintendent Plaque of Distinction from
Vice Admiral Leonardo Calderon, PMA Superintendent.
Except for Cortez who is set to bow out of the service in January
2011, both Estioko and Agdamag are set to retire this year.
Cortez took the Navy helm in acting capacity in May this year
following the retirement of former Navy FOIC, Vice Admiral Ferdinand