Aquino names 17 to key gov’t posts



MANILA, Philippines—President Benigno Aquino III recently named several officials to top government posts.

Appointed commissioner of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) was Nieves L. Osorio, who replaced Mary Ann Fernandez-Mendoza. She will serve until Feb. 2, 2020.

Osorio completes the three-member CSC chaired by Dr. Francisco Duque III. The other commissioner is Robert Martinez.

Eduardo Martin R. Meñez, who previously served as the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) assistant secretary in charge of the United Nations and Other International Organizations or UNIO, was designated ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran with concurrent jurisdiction over the Republic of Turkmenistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Osorio’s and Meñez’s appointments were announced by deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte during her regular radio program on Saturday.

In the sub-Cabinet level, the President named Evan P. Garcia as the DFA Undersecretary for Policy, replacing Erlinda Basilio who is now ambassador to China.

In the Department of Education, Mr. Aquino named Dina Joana Saltiva Ocampo-Cristobal as acting undersecretary.

Energy Secretary Rene Almendras has a new undersecretary, Lesley Jean Cordero, who was previously assigned to the Presidential Communications Operations Office under Secretary Herminio Coloma.

Mr. Aquino also appointed Fides Barbara B. Borja as deputy executive director for the Performance and Project Management Office and Ceferino S. Rodolfo as assistant secretary in the Department of Trade and Industry.

In the Department of Transportation and Communications, the President appointed Camille R. Alcaraz-Campos as assistant secretary, Rodolfo John Paul C. Palattao III as Director III and Eriberto C. Suria as Director IV under the Office of Transportation Security.

In the Department of Justice, lawyer Florin T. Hilbay was named senior state solicitor under the Office of the Solicitor General.

The President also named two more undersecretaries and four assistant secretaries in different departments.

Antonio A. Fleta was named Undersecretary of the Department of Agriculture and Madeleine de Rosas-Valera as Undersecretary at the Department of Health.

Three assistant secretaries were detailed to the Office of the Chief Presidential Legal Counsel—lawyer Mildred Yovela Umali-Hermogenes, Marguerite Therese Lucila-Tesoro and Lyra Miragrace C. Flores.

Former Director Raymund E. Liboro of the Department of Science and Technology was promoted to assistant secretary.

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  • Benigno the Turd

    Not one politician. Good news and congratulations. While not a fan of the last three years, here’s hoping that the blunders undergone has hammered into the student council, the need to put professionals and technocrats. We need career civil servants of high qualifications and experience.

  • freeview

    Kabarilan, kakalase, kabarkada incorporated na naman mga choices?

    • Guest

      SHAME ON YOU, the least, PROFESSIONALS, W/ HIGH QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCES AND ACADEMIC BACKGROUND. see for yourself, baka malula ka at galing sila s PREMIER NA insitution: Harvard, STANDFORD, BERKLEY,…..shame on you kung saan k man grumaduate..not the least hindi mga politicians

      • freeview

        alam mo ibig sabihin question mark ha?Palagay ko hindi,,react di nagbabasa..It is not a statement , is a question . Yan hirap..di nagbabasa maigi..hayz..Sio I return to you

        Shame on you for not reading well..Saan school ka natapos na di mo alam ang statement against question?

      • Mattino2011

        Tama freeview .Pag ang tao di nag stick to the issues sa pag argue at Di muna basahin maigi ..Di yan matalino, pag personalan na ang spanish “maleducado”..Low ang IQ kung baga…

    • go88

      don’t forget the kabaklaan, that’s the most important qualification for queen Abnoy

      • LAD

        grabe ingit mo sister, lukah ikaw nga ay dun na lang sa parlor wag ka nag sumali sa mga kwentong pulitika di yan bagay sa atin,bruha

  • kipbuts

    All applicants are qualified but trust & confidence are the main factor in his appointing officials for the key posts.

  • regd

    So, where is PNoy’s comelec commissioner appointed Macabangkit Lanto?


    SANA in-appoint si Kiram sa LRC para lumawak ang lupain ng PH….at dumami ang Picnic Grounds sa bansa!

  • Gordo Viejo

    So he’s back to laying asphalt on his “Tuwid na Daan.” Good for him, because his actions the past few days denoted more of “Tuwid na Mukha Habang Nagsesermon.”

  • JasonBieber

    And the list of PNoy KKK grows even more.

    Congrats to these people appointed. Hopefully now PNoy can get back trying to fix the Sabah issue that he’s basically screwed up and try and feed the poor in davao which he has forgotten about.

    • pammisymonds

      I just got paid $6784 working off my laptop this month. And if you think that’s cool, my divorced friend has twin toddlers and made over $9k her first month. It feels so good making so much money when other people have to work for so much less. This is what I do, — Buzz80.ℂOℳ

  • disqusted0fu

    The formation of Pnoy’s KKK doesn’t really affect the lives of the Filipinos, especially the poor. This only means that there will be more government officials who will bow down to the personal demands of the President in exchange for his absolute protection for whenever they engage in anomalous activities.

  • kilabot

    the student council govt.
    is adding more students,
    hoping it will look like a real govt.

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