• Duterte bares more appointees


    PRESIDENT-elect Rodrigo named more members of his Cabinet Thursday night.

    In a news conference in Davao City, Mayor Duterte said his chief aide, Christopher “Bong” Go, will head  the Presidential Management Staff (PMS).

    Martin Andanar, a television news anchor, will be secretary of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO).

    Duterte also named former police general Edgar Galvante as the new chief of the Land Transportation Office. The mayor praised Galvante for being “one of the strictest in the police.”

    Disaster risk expert Ed Del Rosario will serve as undersecretary of the Department of National Defense. Del Rosario used to be the executive director of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.

    Former Anakpawis Rep. Joel Maglungsod, meanwhile, was appointed undersecretary of the Department of Labor and Employment.

    Duterte said Maglungsod was a former New People’s Amy rebel. CATHERINE S. VALENTE



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