Aquino signs Lacson appointment as rehabilitation czar

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Former Sen. Panfilo Lacson (inset) and Yolanda destruction. INQUIRER and AP FILE PHOTOS

MANILA, Philippines—President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday signed the official appointment of former Senator Panfilo Lacson as a rehabilitation czar.

Malacanang in a statement said Lacson would oversee reconstruction in the regions that Supertyphoon “Yolanda” devastated in November.

Malacanang added Lacson would hold a Cabinet rank under the office of the President and would oin the Cabinet meeting later this Tuesday.

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