Philippine military chief replaced by retiring general


              FILE - Philippines Military Chief of Staff General Andres Centino speaks to reporters during opening ceremonies of the "Balikatan" or "Shoulder to Shoulder" joint military exercises at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, Philippines on March 28, 2022. Marcos Jr. on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023, reappointed Gen. Centino after cutting short the term of the military chief of staff he appointed five months ago without explaining the surprise move. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
            
              Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. salutes with Philippine military chief Lt. Gen. Bartolome Vicente Bacarro before departing to Beijing on Jan. 3, 2023, at the Villamor Air Base in Metro Manila, Philippines. Marcos Jr. on Saturday Jan. 7 cut short the term of Lt. Gen Bacarro, whom he appointed five months ago, and replaced him with a retiring general without explaining the surprise move. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
            FILE - Philippine military chief Lt. Gen. Bartolome Vicente Bacarro speaks during a ceremony to mark U.S. Veterans Day at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in Manila, Philippines, Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023, cut short the term of Bacarro who he appointed five months ago and replaced him with a retiring general without explaining the surprise move. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
Philippine military chief replaced by retiring general