Duterte appoints Miriam Santiago’s husband as revenue adviser

Camille Elemia
Duterte appoints Miriam Santiago’s husband as revenue adviser
Narciso 'Jun' Santiago Jr held the same post from 2004 to 2010 under the Arroyo administration

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed the husband of the late Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago as one of his advisers.

Duterte named Narciso “Jun” Santiago Jr as presidential adviser for revenue enhancement, with a rank of undersecretary, on March 2.

Santiago held the same post under President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo from 2004 to 2010.

Before this, he served as undersecretary for interior and local government under the Estrada administration.

Duterte also appointed the following officials:

  • J. Paolo Villa-agustin Santos as member of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board
  • Louis Acosta as Court of Appeals associate justice
  • Kennedy Trinidad Costales as Executive Director III, Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority under the Department of Agriculture
  • Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas as the chair of the Regional Development Council, Region IV-A, National Economic Development Authority
  • Vigan City Mayor Juan Carlo Medina as the chair of the Regional Development Council, Region I, NEDA
  • Quirino Governor Junie Evangelista Cua, chair of the Regional Development Council, Region II, NEDA
  • Bernardita Leonido Caralla as ambassador to Lebanon. 

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Camille Elemia

Camille Elemia is Rappler's lead reporter for media, disinformation issues, and democracy. She won an ILO award in 2017. She received the prestigious Fulbright-Hubert Humphrey fellowship in 2019, allowing her to further study media and politics in the US. Email camille.elemia@rappler.com