MANILA – President Benigno Aquino III has appointed retired Colonel Magtanggol Gatdulla as the National Bureau of Investigation chief.

Executive Secretary Jojo Ochoa confirmed Gatdulla’s appointment at a dinner with the media Thursday night.

Ochoa said the appointment was signed today, Thursday.

Meanwhile, columnist Lito Banayo was appointed as the National Food Authority administrator.

“He (Banayo) is a good guy, he has a program on rice and he has helped in the campaign of Noynoy,” Ochoa said. (Jill Beltran/Sunnex)