• Aquino names new DOTC Usec, other officials


    President Benigno Aquino 3rd has appointed a new Undersecretary of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) as well as several officials in various agencies.

    Leading the new appointees is Reggie Boiser Ramos, who replaces DOTC Undersecretary Jose Perpetuo M. Lotilla, one of the officials named in several transactions allegedly marred with irregularity, including the P3.8 billion motor vehicle license plates procurement.

    Ireneo Vigonte Vizmonte was named Assistant Secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry, replacing Maria Lourdes T. Baua; while Florante Ocular Perez and Lucila Castillo-Tarriela were appointed members of the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board-Region XIII of the DOLE’s National Wages and Productivity Commission.

    Perez and Tarriella will serve for five years, replacing Rolando Dahang and Francisco Floro, respectively.

    President Aquino also signed the appointment of Ernesto Santos Gregorio Jr. as Director IV of the Department of Public Works and Highways, and Corazon Ignacio Flores as Director III of Department of Health.

    Other presidential appointees include Ameurfina Dumlao-Santos as member of Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development under the Department of Science and Technology; Rolando Espinosa Pena and Elmer Bandayrel Billedo, chairperson and member of the Professional Regulatory Board of Geology, respectively. The two will serve for a term of three years.



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