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MANILA, Philippines -- President Benigno S. Aquino III has appointed new officials in various government agencies, including judges to the lower courts, a Palace official said.
The appointments were announced by Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda during an interview aired over government-run radio station dzRB Radyo ng Bayan on Saturday.
The Chief Executive signed the appointment letters of Janet B. Abuel and Gil P. Montalbo as Assistant Secretaries of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). Abuel will replace Ruby V. Alvarez.
Other presidential appointees include the following:
Nestor Antonio P. Monroy as Acting Director II of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), replacing Eleuterio P. Navarro Jr.
Liberty T. Casco as Deputy Administrator of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) which is under the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). Casco replaces Noriel P. Devanadera.
Alfredo G. Tolentino as Undersecretary of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). He was appointed under a co-terminus status.
Meleda H. Polita as Schools Division Superintendent of the Department of Education, replacing Lourdes M. Victoriano. Polita was likewise appointed as Career Executive Service Officer (CESO) rank VI.
Also appointed are Judge Jerry B. Dicdican as presiding judge of the Danao City (Cebu) Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 25 and Judge Anna Marie Pace Militante as presiding judge of the Lapu-Lapu City (Cebu) Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 53.
President Aquino likewise approved the nomination of Danilo T. Carranza and Francisco C, Mabaso Jr. as members of the Board of Directors representing the Farmers' Sector, United Coconut Planters Bank -Coconut Industry Investment Fund (UCPB-CIIF) Oil Mills Groups.
Carranza was installed for Group A: San Pablo Manufacturing Corporation, Southern Luzon Coconut Oil Mill, Inc. and Legaspi Oil Company, Inc. while Mabaso for Group B: Granexport Manufacturing Corporation, Cagayan de Oro Oil Company and Iligan Coconut Industries Inc.
The Chief Executive also approved the nomination of Felix G. Ayson as chief of the Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) for a term of two years.