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Ex-Gabriela representative leads latest Duterte appointees

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 12:58 PM July 01, 2016
Liza Maza. AFP FILE PHOTO

Liza Maza. AFP FILE PHOTO

President Rodrigo Duterte has announced new appointments to his administration a day after his inauguration.

Duterte appointed progressive leader Liza Maza to head the government’s National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC).

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Maza, a former Gabriela Partylist representative, is a staunch advocate for the protection of the welfare of the poor and marginalized.

READ: LGBT group welcomes ‘formidable voices for women’ in Duterte Cabinet

Aside from Maza, Duterte also made official the appointment of lawyer Rodolfo Salalima as Secretary of the newly-created Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT).

Salalima, a schoolmate of Duterte, finished his Bachelor of Laws in San Beda College in Manila. He was a former legal counsel of telecommunications company Globe.

READ: Duterte names ex-schoolmate Rodolfo Salalima DICT head

The President  also appointed Angelito Banayo as managing director and resident representative of the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO).

Banayo is a veteran in government service, having served as Postmaster General, Philippine Tourism Authority Administrator, and National Food Authority Administrator. IDL/rga

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