Ex-Chief Justice Puno gets 2nd term as UP regent



Former Chief Justice Reynato Puno. INQUIRER file photo

President Benigno Aquino has reappointed former Chief Justice Reynato Puno as a member of the University of the Philippines Board of Regents.

Puno, 72, is included in the new batch of presidential appointees to key posts in the Aquino administration, said deputy presidential spokesperson Abigal Valte in a Palace briefing.

Puno was previously appointed for a term of two years, or from November 2010 to present.

Puno will serve for another two years, or until Sept. 30, 2014, said the appointment paper signed by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa on Oct. 1.

Besides Puno, President Aquino also appointed: Roberto Martinez as commissioner of the Civil Service Commission; Eduardo Jose as commissioner of the Philippine Racing Commission; Algamar Latiph as acting deputy executive director IV of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos; Oswaldo Santos as assistant secretary of the Department of Science and Technology; Edita Tan as acting assistant secretary of the Department of Finance; Antonieta Ibe as commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and John Barrios as commissioner of the commission on Filipino Language.

The President also filled vacancies in the Department of Education, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Department of Tourism, Department of Transportation and Communications, Department of Agriculture, and Land Transportation Office.

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  • Mike Henry French

    the president’s appointment in a board of regent of any state university/college
    is purely ministerial. it’s the board itself that approves their nomination

  • disqusted0fu

    kkk clan is vastly getting larger. the thought of it is scary.what will happen to our country?!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LHIWGAYTSGJDTVKOHUFKD7JRBI Jasmin

    Really? CONGRATS!  I hope you will do JUSTICE to all the Victims of Injustice and those abused by the State-U.

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