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Palace on Bangit: AFP remains professional

Posted by akosistella on March 10, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang defended yesterday its appointment of Gen. Delfin Bangit as Armed Forces chief of staff, citing his record as “a very professional soldier.”

“The military is a professional organization. The reason why it’s professional is because of the discipline,” Executive Secretary Leandro Mendoza said.

Bangit officially assumes the top AFP post today as Gen. Victor Ibrado reaches the mandatory retirement age of 56.

Click Philippine Star.


Cabinet revamp: Lontoc to DOTC

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang bared yesterday new appointments in the Cabinet, naming Transportation Undersecretary Anneli Lontoc as the new transportation secretary in place of Leandro Mendoza, who was appointed executive secretary.

Cebu Ports Authority chief Angelo Verdan was named Maritime Industry Authority administrator vice Ma. Elena Bautista, who now heads the Presidential Management Staff.

Mendoza said the priority of the Cabinet is to finish the projects of the administration.

Click Phil Star

AND: 3 lawmakers file bill prohibiting midnight appointments

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