Aquino appoints new gov’t execs

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Saturday, April 28, 2012


PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III has appointed new government officials, including an undersecretary at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Malacañang said on Saturday.

Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte, in a radio interview over drRB Radyo ng Bayan, said that Jesus Yabes was chosen to be the new DFA undersecretary for migrant affairs' workers replacing Esteban Conejos Jr.

Yabes' appointment will take effect on July 30.

Valte did not mention why Conejos was replaced and if he would be appointed to another post.

She said Yabes is not new in the DFA since he is currently the country's ambassador to Pakistan and he also became the deputy chief of mission of the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo, consulate general in Hong Kong, and consul general in China.

"So yes, Undersecretary Yabes is not new to the foreign service," she said.

Valte said that the President also named Amelia Guevarra as an acting undersecretary of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). She was appointed on April 17.

Prior to her appointment, Guevarra was the executive director of the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development of the DOST.

Moreover, Aquino also named Minnie Aquino as register of deeds 3 of the Land Registration Authority; Fritzie Sanoria as member of the Provincial Board in the second district of Negros Oriental; and Edgar Tabacon as acting director 3 of the Department of Public Works and Highways. (SDR/Sunnex)

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