PGMA names Atienza to DENR, Reyes to DOE, and Capadocia as Press Undersecretary
Malacaņang announced yesterday the appointment by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo of former Manila Mayor Lito Atienza as Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), vice Secretary Angelo Reyes.
Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita made the announcement during his regular press briefing at the Malacanang Premier Guest House yesterday afternoon as he revealed that the President also approved the transfer of Reyes to the Department of Energy (DOE) to replace Energy Secretary Raphael Lotilla.
Both Reyes and Atienza are expected to start their tour of duty at the end of July, Ermita said.
Ermita said the President also approved the promotion of Press Assistant Secretary Jose D. Capadocia to Press Undersecretary for Media Relations vice former Undersecretary Isabel C. de Leon.
Other appointees were Ian Dato as assistant secretary at the Office of Political Affairs, Isabel Pangandaman-Ortiguerra as commissioner of the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) representing the worker's sector, Benedicto Palacol as presiding commissioner of the NLRC representing the public sector, and Eugene Insigne as chairman and commissioner of the National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP). (OPS) [top]