Aquino names envoys to posts abroad

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Friday, July 26, 2013


PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III has appointed new ambassadors that will fill several posts around the world, Malacañang said Friday.

Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said in a press briefing that among the appointments made by the President include the designation of Cecilia Rebong as the country's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland; Maria Rowena Sanchez, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Turkey with concurrent jurisdiction over the Republic of Azerbaijan;

Victoriano M. Lecaros, Ambassador to the Czech Republic; Maria Theresa P. Lazaro, Ambassador to the French Republic with concurrent jurisdiction over the Principality of Monaco; Victor B. Ledda, ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands; Catalino R. Dilem Jr., Ambassador to the United Mexican States; Narciso T. Castaneda, Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman;

Edsel P. Barba, Ambassador to the Republic of Iraq; and Vicente Vivencio T. Bandillo ambassador to the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh.

Aquino also expanded the area of jurisdiction of Ambassador Jose Cuisia Jr., who is the Philippine ambassador to the United States with concurrent jurisdiction over the US Virgin Islands, Granada and Puerto Rico.

With the expanded jurisdiction, Cuisia will have concurrent jurisdiction over the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and Haiti.

Aside from designating new ambassadors, the President made new appointments at the Department of Energy and the Energy Regulatory Commission.

Valte said that last July 23, the President appointed Josefina Patricia Magpale-Asirit as Commissioner of Energy Regulatory Commission with a seven-year term of office. (SDR/Sunnex)

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