President Aquino has appointed Air Force Colonel Joseph Acosta as acting chief of the AFP Medical Center at V. Luna in Quezon City as well as 18 other appointees in various government offices.
Acosta, former chief of the AFP Medical Corps, replaces Air Force Brig. Gen. Normando Sta. Ana Jr. who bowed out of service as he reached mandatory age of 56.
The other new appointees were Corazon C. Davis, Assistant Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources; Fidelis F. Canada, as Acting Director II, Office of Civil Defense; Amante R. Caluya Jr. , Captain of Hydrography Branch, National Mapping and Resource Information Authority, DENR; Josefina M. Rico, Director II, National Meat Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture; Ariel T. Cayanan, Acting Executive Director III, Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries; Marcial C. Amaro Jr., Assistant Secretary of DENR; Danielle Marie S. Rieza, Acting Assistant Secretary of Finance; Arthur C. Abamonga, Register of Deeds II, Land Registration Authority, Department of Justice; Julie Mae Monique M. Abela, Register of Deeds II; Casiano C. Arcillas, Register of Deeds II; Consuelo F. Filog, Register of Deeds II; Dinna M. Lao, Register of Deeds II; Maria Elnora D. Puday, Register of Deeds II; Roman M. Jumawan, Director IV of the Department of Transportation and Communications; Josie B. Perez, Deputy National Statistician for Censuses and Technical Coordination Office, Philippine Statistics Authority, National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA); Estela T. De Guzman, Deputy National Statistician for Civil Registration and Central Support Office, Philippine Statistics Authority, NEDA; Raul Fajardo Marcelo, Member, representing the private sector in the Board of Directors Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA); and Jose J. Suan, Member, representing the labor sector, Board of Directors, Zamboanga City Special Economic Zone Authority.
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