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Duterte names ex-Davao City jail warden as new BJMP chief

/ 03:52 PM June 27, 2019
Duterte names ex-Davao City jail warden as new BJMP chief

BJMP’s new head, Chief Supt. Allan Iral. INQUIRER.net file photo / Noy Morcoso

MANILA, Philippines—President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Chief Supt. Allan Iral as the new director of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP).

Duterte signed the appointment paper of Iral as BJMP chief with the rank of Jail Director on Tuesday, a copy of which was shared to the media Thursday.

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Iral, who served as BJMP officer-in-charge since March, will take the place of Jail Director Deogracias Tapayan, who retired from service after being BJMP chief for almost two years.

READ: Año names Iral as BJMP officer-in-charge

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The President also officially appointed retired military general Ricardo Morales as Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) board member.

Morales was previously been chosen by Duterte to lead the PhilHealth amid allegations of fraudulent activities in the state health insurance company.

READ: Retired military general to get PhilHealth top post

Duterte also signed on June 25 the appointment paper of Lourdines dela Cruz as Deputy National Statistician of the Philippine Statistics Authority. (Editor: Jonathan P. Vicente)

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