MANILA, Philippines – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has already replaced the deputy chief of staff for logistics who was investigated over the questionable procurement of petroleum and lubricants.
AFP public affairs officer-in-charge Maj. Enrico Gil Ileto said Commodore Edgardo Tamayo was named new deputy chief of staff for logistics 3 months after the relief of his predecessor, Commodore Teddy Pan.
Pan was probed over the alleged irregular procurement of P400 million worth of petroleum, oil and lubricants (POL).
He was also questioned for the POL’s alleged conversion and the unauthorized distribution of fleet cards.
AFP spokesman Commodore Miguel Jose Rodriguez later disclosed that Pan was already cleared of all the allegations.
Pan's successor Tamayo, meanwhile, sought the cooperation of the AFP’s logistics division.
"I seek the cooperation of the logistics family and the support of the Command in the gigantic tasks and enormous responsibilities of the office. Sama-sama tayo at magtulungan para sa tamang proseso at pagtungo sa matuwid na daan," he said.
Tamayo was the commander of the Navy's Philippine Fleet Service Force. He was also the deputy commander of the Naval Forces Central; Naval Task Force 71; and Patrol Force of the Philippine Fleet.
He also served as chief of staff of the Naval Sea Systems Command aside from being the commanding officer of 5 ships.