President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his message during the Department of Education’s event “Sa K to 12, Kayang-kaya, Sama-sama! A celebration of K to 12 Milestones,” marking the second year anniversary of Republic Act 10533 or the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013 also known as the “K to 12 Law” which was signed by President Benigno Aquino III in May 2013. The event was held at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on Friday (May 29). The K to 12 education program as envisioned by DepEd aims to produce high school graduates who have the competency to hold a job and be better prepared for college education and global opportunities. (MNS photo)

President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his message during the Department of Education’s event “Sa K to 12, Kayang-kaya, Sama-sama! A celebration of K to 12 Milestones,” marking the second year anniversary of Republic Act 10533 or the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013 also known as the “K to 12 Law” which was signed by President Benigno Aquino III in May 2013. The event was held at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on Friday (May 29). The K to 12 education program as envisioned by DepEd aims to produce high school graduates who have the competency to hold a job and be better prepared for college education and global opportunities. (MNS photo)

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacanang announced on Saturday new appointments for different diplomatic posts and other government positions.

Among those appointed by President Aquino include Amable R. Aguiluz V, Special Envoy of the President to the Kingdom of Bahrain. Aguiluz was appointed May 16, 2015.

Also appointed were Joselito A. Jimeno as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Switzerland and Leslie J. Baja as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Egypt.

Other appointees were Gov. Denis B. Habawel, Chairperson, Regional Peace and Order Council, Cordillera Administrative Region; Regina S. Antequisa, member, Representing the Victims of Disasters and Calamities, National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC); and Ninian S. Sumadia, member, Representing the Youth and Students, NAPC.

Victor G. Chiong was also designated as a member of the Board of Administrators of the National Electrification Administration.

The President also appointed Paisalin P.D. Tago, Jamel P. Dini, Abdulwahid A. Inju and Analiza G. Flores-Malayang as Commissioners, (representing the Women Sector) of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos. They will serve until March 7, 2018.

Rafael M. Iriarte, Ralph Pastor A. Salazar, Joseph L. Emnas, Fernando L. Zulueta, Fernando V. Barreiro were appointed by the President as members of the Board of Directors of the Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC) Exploration Corporation.

All other appointees aside from Aguiluz were designated by the President May 20, 2015. (MNS)