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Ex-AFP chief back in gov’t as Palace undersecretary

/ 01:54 PM August 19, 2014

Retired Gen. Emmanuel Bautista. PHOTO from AFP Public Affairs Office

Manila, Philippines–A month after retiring from the Armed Forces of the Philippines, former chief of staff General Emmanuel Bautista is back in government service, this time as an undersecretary at the Office of the President (OP).

Malacañang on Tuesday confirmed Bautista’s appointment. Copies of his appointment papers were released to reporters.

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Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. later confirmed that Bautista was designated as Executive Director of the Cabinet Cluster on security, justice and peace.

Bautista’s appointment papers were signed by President Aquino last Aug. 8.

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Aquino earlier announced that Bautista would return to government service as a civilian.

Another former army man was also appointed to the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC). Signed by Aquino on the same day was the appointment paper of Armando Guzman, former Rear Admiral and commander of the Naval Forces Western Mindanao, as acting assistant general manager of the Philippine Ports Authority.

Other new appointees included Saul De Vries as acting Director IV of the Department of Labor and Employment’s International Labor of Affairs Bureau and Laura Irynn May Padua as acting Register of Deeds IV of the Land Registration Authority.

Appointed to the Department of Education were Tonisito Machiavelli as Assistant Secretary; Marilyn Dimaano as Director IV; Jenilyn Rose Corpuz, Edgardo Domingo, Vilma Eda, Anthony Liobet, Gemma Tacuycuy, and Clarissa Zamora as assistant schools division superintendents.

Aquino also appointed new prosecutors under the Department of Justice’s National Prosecution Service.

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Originally posted: 9:21 am | Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

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