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Aquino announces incoming Cabinet officials

Manila (29 June) -- President-elect Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" Aquino III this afternoon announced in a press conference the composition of his Cabinet and some key positions, which include two incumbents who retain their posts in the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Philippine National Police.

The rest of the officials are a mixture of former Cabinet members in the administrations of Cory Aquino, Fidel Ramos and Joseph Estrada, as well as new personalities from the academe and the private sector. Aquino also announced that he will serve in concurrent capacity as Secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).

The announced oficials include:

  1. Executive Secretary: Paquito Ochoa
  2. Secretary of Foreign Affairs: Alberto Romulo
  3. Secretary of Finance: Cesar Purisima
  4. Secretary of Justice: Leila L. de Lima
  5. Secretary of National Defense: Voltaire Gasmin
  6. Secretary of Education: Bro. Armin A. Luistro
  7. Secretary of Budget and Management: Florencio "Butch" Abad
  8. Secretary of National Economic and Development Authority: Cayetano L. Paderanga Jr.
  9. Secretary of Agriculture: Proceso V. Alcala
  10. Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources: Ramon Paje
  11. Secretary of Transportation and Communications: Jose 'Ping' de Jesus
  12. Secretary of Labor and Employment: Rosalinda Baldoz
  13. Secretary of Health: Dr. Enrique T. Ona
  14. Secretary of Tourism: Alberto A. Lim
  15. Secretary of Trade and Industry: Gregory L. Domingo
  16. Secretary of Social Welfare and Development: Corazon 'Dinky' Soliman
  17. Secretary of Science and Technology: Dr. Mario G. Montejo
  18. Secretary of Energy: Jose Rene V. Almendras
  19. Secretary of Public Works and Highways: Rogelio Singson
  20. Secretary of Agrarian Reform: Virgilio delos Reyes
  21. Secretary of the Commission on Higher Education: Patricia Licuanan
  22. Secretary of the Presidential Management Staff: Julia Abad
  23. Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines: MGen. Ric David
  24. Director General of the Philippine National Police: Jesus Verzosa
  25. Presidential Spokesperson: Edwin Lacierda
  26. Presidential Legal Counsel: Eduardo de Mesa
  27. Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process: Teresita 'Ging' Deles
  28. Commissioner of the Bureau of Internal Revenue: Kim Henares

Aquino said the structure of the Government Communications Group is still being finalized.

Sub-cabinet positions will likewise be announced later. (vmg/PIA) [top]

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