MANILA -- President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III has appointed former Naga City mayor Jesse Robredo as new secretary of Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).

The appointment was signed by President Aquino on Friday.

To recall, Aquino during his announcement of Cabinet members last June 29, a day before his inauguration, did not name any DILG chief.

Vice President Jejomar Binay earlier expressed interest in the DILG top post, but the name of Robredo floated as Aquino’s bet.

Binay later changed his mind and said he is no longer interested to become DILG chief and won’t take any Cabinet position. (Jill Beltran/Sunnex)