Duterte names acting DSWD, DICT secretaries
MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte named Virginia Nazarrea Orogo as acting secretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Malacañang said Thursday, May 10.
Duterte also appointed Eliseo Mijares Rio Jr as acting secretary of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT).
Duterte signed their appointment papers on Tuesday, May 8.
Rio, an undersecretary at the DICT, has been the department's officer-in-charge since October last year, following the resignation of Rodolfo Salalima.
Orogo served as DSWD undersecretary prior to her appointment. Undersecretary Emmanuel Leyco was DSWD OIC after the Commission on Appointments thumbed down Judy Taguiwalo in August 2017.
Duterte also appointed the following on Wednesday:
- Rolando Ednalino Ampunin as member of the board of directors of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, representing the national government
- Benasing Onayan Macarambon Jr as member of the board of directors of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, representing the business and investment sectors
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