PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte appointed retired Army commanding general Lt. Gen. Glorioso Miranda Friday to the Bases Conversion and Development Authority, tasked to convert military bases and properties into “premier centers of economic growth” with the help of the private sector.
Miranda, a member of the Philippine Military Academy “Matikas” Class of 1983, served as the acting commanding general of the Philippine Army from December 2016 until his retirement in October 2017.
Miranda joins the board of directors of the BCDA to serve the unexpired term of office of Serafin Salvador.
The retired army chief will be in his post until June 30, 2018.
Duterte previously expressed his intention to appoint Miranda since its board lacked military personnel.
Duterte wanted the military to lease their camps to beef up their funds to modernize the Armed Forces, including its procurement of arms, the salary increase, the scholarship of their children, and other expenses.