Ex-Air Force general CAAP chief for 10 days


President Benigno Aquino has appointed former Philippine Air Force commanding general William Hotchkiss III as director general of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines—at least for the next 10 days.

Hotchkiss’ appointment as member of the CAAP board of directors and as the agency’s director general is only for a term lasting until the end of the month on June 30, 2012, completing the unexpired term of CAAP Director General Ramon Gutierrez.

Undersecretary Abigail Valte, Mr. Aquino’s deputy spokesperson, said Hotchkiss was subject to reappointment.

She did not say why Gutierrez was replaced before his term ended.

Terms of board members of government corporations last only one year. Norman Bordadora

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WGPPPNRGS6TMMOSDC43QMF3SNI Elizabeth

    I made a comment few minutes ago, but my comment was erase. “May allergy si Mr. Moderator sa mga tutuong sinasabi ko.

    • hustlergalore

      seriously, walang moderator dito.
      may keywords ka lang na na-isulat na pre-set nila dito sa disqus.

      • jurbinsky77

        Sometimes I just quote, as my reply to what was previously posted, then I would see that my first sentence would be in the warning box with the note that my comment is subject to the moderator’s approval.

  • $17531445

    This is probably one appointment the appointee won’t even have the chance to decline, or to assume office before he is fired.. Oh well, if there such a thing as “consuelo de bobo”, there is moat likely also something like “consuelo de mas bobo”.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AP4BODE5IXT7NAFA4NJHFZWHT4 pabloo

    Director General Gutierrez died a couple of months back.

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