Santiago's widower appointed as Duterte adviser

NARCISO "Jun" Santiago Jr., husband of the late Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, has been appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte as his adviser for revenue enhancement.

Santiago, who now holds a rank equivalent to undersecretary, was appointed last March 2.

The late senator was one of Duterte's rivals in the 2016 presidential race. During presidential debates, the President was all praises to the late senator for her "sterling" career in government.

A graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Law, Santiago, like his wife, occupied several positions in government and served under several administrations.

During the Arroyo administration, Santiago was appointed as Presidential Adviser for Revenue Enhancement from 2004 to 2010.

Santiago was former chief of Piers and Investigation division of the Bureau of Customs in 1992.

He also became undersecretary of Department of Interior and Local Government during the term of former President and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada. (SunStar Philippines)

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