Ex-Gabriela representative leads latest Duterte appointees
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).
Maza, a former Gabriela Partylist representative, is a staunch advocate for the protection of the welfare of the poor and marginalized.
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.
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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