Malacañan Palace
5 August 2013

President Benigno S. Aquino III led the mass oath-taking of 50 agency officials in simple rites held at the Rizal Hall in Malacañang.

Among those who took their oath of office before the Chief Executive include: Undersecretary Alexander Pama, Office of the Executive Secretary; Undersecretary Jose Justiniano, Dept. of Justice; Undersecretary Dina Joana Cristobal and Asst. Secretary Tonisito Machiavelli Umali, Dept. of Education; Undersecretary Ciriaco Lagunzad III and Asst. Secretary Ma. Gloria Tango, Dept. of Labor and Employment; Undersecretaries Janette Garin and Madeleine Valera, Dept. of Health; Undersecretary Ponciano Manalo Jr., Asst. Secretaries Blesila Lantayona and Ceferino Rodolfo, Dept. of Trade and Industry; Undersecretary Juanito Bucayan Jr. and Asst. Secretary Camille Campos, Dept. of Transportation and Communications; Asst. Secretary Raymund Liboro, Dept. of Science and Technology; and Asst. Secretary for Special Concerns Celso Santiago Jr., Presidential Communications Operations Office.

The President also sworn in Chairman Winston Ginez and Executive Director Roberto Cabrera III, DOTC Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board; Commissioner Rowena Guanzon, Commission on Audit; Commissioner Nieves Osorio, Civil Service Commission; Commissioner Lorna Flores and Part-time Commissioner Jerry Gracio, Commission on Filipino Language; Commissioner Conrado Sillada, Presidential Commission for the Urban Power; Administrator Maximo Mejia Jr., DOTC Maritime Industry Authority; Exec. Director Roland Manalaysay, DAR Agrarian Reform Adjudication Board; Bureau of Corrections Director Franklin Jesus Bucayu; Rear Admiral Richard Ritual, DOTC Phil. Merchant Marine Academy; DOTC Philippine Coast Guard Commodores Joselito dela Cruz, Danilo Ubaldo, George Ursabia, Ferdinand Velasco, Leopoldo Laroya and Rolando Legaspi; Deputy Director-General Nelson Laluces, DTI Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines; Asst. Director-General Ray Roderos, National Security Council; and Exec. Director Teresita Hatta, Central Bank Board of Liquidators.

As board members of the following agencies, President Aquino also inducted into office Rolando Gosiengfiao, Bases Conversion and Development Authority; Milagros Isabel Cristobal, Phil. Overseas Employment Administration; Elmoise Afurong, DTI Luzon Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Council; Jonathan Jay Aldeguer, DTI Visayas MSME Development Council; Mary Ann Montemayor, DTI Mindanao MSME Development Council; Honorito Chaneco, Light Rail Transit Authority; Ralph Pastor Salazar, PNOC Renewables Corporation; Lucita Reyes, DTI Board of Investments; Ernesto Albano and Reagan De Guzman, North Luzon Railways Corporation; Alexander Padilla, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation; Leah Lopez Navarro, Movie and Television Review and Classification Board; Nievelena Rosete and Francis Geologo, NHCP Martial Law Historical Advisory Committee; and Orlan Calayag, Department of Agriculture.