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


02:58 AM October 10th, 2012

By: Michael Lim Ubac, October 10th, 2012 02:58 AM

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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