Heroes Hall, Malacañang
09 January 2013

President Benigno S. Aquino III led the oath-taking of twenty one newly designated government officials at the Heroes Hall in Malacañang.

The inducted officers include Philippine Ambassador to Kenya Lamberto Monsanto, Philippine Permanent Representative to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Elizabeth Buensuceso, Chief Presidential Protocol Celia Anna Feria, Department of Energy Undersecretary Ramon Allan Oca and Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace Process Undersecretary Jose Lorena.

Six assistant secretaries, three commissioners and seven directors from the Department of Finance, Department of Public Works and Highways, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Department of Tourism, Department of Labor and Employment, Department of Transportation and Communications, Dangerous Drugs Board, Securities and Exchange Commission, National Statistical Coordination Board, and Presidential Management Staff were also sworn into office.

The President was joined by Presidential Management Staff Head Julia Abad, Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr. and Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office Secretary Ricky Carandang.

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