Duterte reappoints Eliseo Rio as acting DICT secretary
MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has reappointed Eliseo Rio Jr. as acting secretary of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT).
Duterte signed Rio’s reappointment paper on March 25 but was released to the media on Friday.
Rio has been the officer-in-charge (OIC) since secretary Rodolfo Salalima stepped down in September 2017.
Duterte appointed Sen. Gringo Honasan as DICT Secretary in November 20, 2018 but was effectively bypassed by the Commission on Appointments.
Congress adjourned on December 12, 2018 before Honasan was confirmed.
Senate President Vicente Sotto III said Duterte needs to reappoint Honasan before he gets confirmed. / gsg
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