Marcos names nat’l security adviser, DAR chief


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MANILA – President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has named two extra members to his Cabinet, his camp announced Wednesday.Marcos appointed retired University of the Philippines (UP) Prof. Clarita Carlos and ABONO party-list Rep. Conrado Estrella III as National Safety Adviser and Division of Agrarian Reform (DAR) secretary, respectively, underneath his administrationThe new Cabinet appointments have been mentioned throughout Marcos’ assembly with Carlos and Estrella on the President-elect’s headquarters in Mandaluyong City.Carlos and Estrella accepted Marcos’ supply.“Retired UP Professor Clarita Carlos, along with ABONO Partylist Rep. Conrado Estrella III, meets with incoming President Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos, Jr. as each accepted the supply to turn out to be new members of the Cupboard,” the Marcos camp stated in a press assertion.Carlos is a retired political science professor at UP Diliman.She served as the first female, civilian president of the National Defense School of the Philippines.Carlos was also a advisor in Congress and different government businesses, together with the Workplace of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process.She authored books and papers about political events, elections, protection and security, and overseas policy, amongst others.Estrella, in the meantime, is likely one of the House deputy speakers of the 18th Congress.He first served in Congress as a representative of Pangasinan’s 6th District from 1987 to 1995. He was elected to the same seat from 2001 to 2010.In 2013, he returned to the House of Representatives as ABONO party-list representative.Estrella also served as chief of the Nationwide Electrification Administration.Marcos has up to now named 20 individuals who will probably be becoming a member of his Cabinet.He earlier nominated his long-time chief of employees and spokesperson Vic Rodriguez as Government Secretary, Vice President-elect Sara Duterte-Carpio as Schooling secretary, and Davao del Norte Rep. Anton Lagdameo Jr. as Special Assistant to the President.Marcos also tapped Arsenio Balisacan as Nationwide Financial and Improvement Authority secretary, Benjamin Diokno as Finance secretary, Amenah Pangandaman as Price range secretary, Alfred Pascual as Trade secretary, and Felipe Medalla as Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas governor.The other nominees to the Cabinet are Beatrix Rose “Trixie” Cruz-Angeles as Press secretary, Cavite Rep. Jesus Crispin Remulla as Justice secretary, Bienvenido Laguesma as Labor secretary, Susan Ople as Migrant Staff secretary, Manuel Bonoan as Public Works secretary, and Benjamin Abalos Jr. as Interior secretary.Marcos likewise named Erwin Tulfo as Social Welfare secretary, Ivan John Enrile Uy as Info Communications and Know-how secretary, Christina Frasco as Tourism secretary, and Nadia Angping as head of the Presidential Management Employees. (PNA)