Brigadier General Caesar Ronnie Ordoyo is the current chief of the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines ([[ISAFP]. He was appointed by President Benigno Aquino on August 24, 2011. His previous assignment before his appointment was serving as the Commander of the [[Philippine Army]) 301st Brigade of the 3rd Infantry Division. He was promoted to Brigadier General and received his first star on September 5, 2011 and was confirmed by the Commission on Appointments on May 31, 2012. Ordoyo is a member of the Philippine Military Academy Class of 1980. His father, Rodrigo Ordoyo is also a member of the PMA Class of 1956.
Ordoyo obtained his Bachelors degree from the Philippine Military Academy and is a member of the PMA “Mapitagan” Class of 1980.
Ordoyo was appointed President Aquino to lead the Intelligence Service of the AFP on August 24, 2011. He replaced Major General Romulo Bambao who was appointed Commander of the Philippine Army 2nd Infantry Division. Ordoyo’s previous assignment was serving as the Brigade Commander of the 301st Infantry Brigade of the 3rd Infantry Division. Before that, he served as the Deputy Commander of the Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) in Zamboanga.
In his junior years in the military, he served as the head of the Defense Intelligence and Security Group of the Department of National Defense (DND) then headed by Orly Mercado. He was also appointed as the Philippines’ Defense attaché in Paris.
On September 2011, Ordoyo received his first star and was promoted to Brigadier General. His promotion was later on confirmed by the Commission on Appointments on May 31, 2012.
Ordoyo was still not with ISAFP when the Hello Garci scandal broke out. When sought for comment over Colonel Pedro Sumayo’s testimony, Ordoyo claimed he is not with him anymore after being relieved of their duties.
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