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Former army chief named BCDA director

Friday, January 12, 2018

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has appointed retired Philippine Army chief Lieutenant General Glorioso MIranda as member of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority's (BCDA) Board of Directors.

Malacañang on Friday, January 12, released Miranda's appointment papers, which were signed by Duterte on January 9.

In October 2016, Duterte said he wanted to appoint Miranda as BCDA board member to help him in his bid to eradicate corruption within the agency.

Duterte, in a speech delivered on October 5, 2017, said: "I really salute General Miranda. That's why automatic, he will be a member of the board of this (BCDA). There is no military man running that agency. I need somebody there from your sector to see how it is being run. Now, there is corruption. You can flog (those involved in corruption)."

Under Bases Conversion and Development Act, BCDA is a government instrumentality vested with corporate powers. It enters into public-private partnerships for the implementation of public infrastructure projects.

Miranda, a member of the Philippine Military Academy Class of 1983, was appointed acting chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in April 2016.

He also served as Philippine Army chief and former commander of AFP's Nothern Luzon Command.

Apart from Miranda, Duterte on January 9 also appointed Pelagio Paguican and Nestor Jardin as board members of the Philippine Postal Corporation and Cultural Center of the Philippines, respectively. (Ruth Abbey Gita/SunStar Philippines)

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