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New appointments include Honeylet’s cousin who was fired last year

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Rodrigo Duterte
AFP

Malacañang on Friday announced President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s 17 new appointees, including former commissioner of Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP) Melissa Avanceña Aradanas who has been appointed as deputy secretary general of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC).

In December last year, Mr. Duterte fired Ms. Aradanas, who is a cousin of his partner Cielito “Honeylet” Avanceña, along with other officials of PCUP including its head Terry L. Ridon.

Mr. Duterte signed the appointment papers of Ms. Aradanas last Wednesday, March 7.

On the same day, the President also signed the appointment papers of the following officials:

• Ma. Mercedes V. Dumagan, Director III, Department of Environment and Natural Resources;

• Lorina Noemi N. Silvino, Member, representing the Film Industry, Cinema Evaluation Board, Film Development Council of the Philippines;

• Meizelle G. Antonio, Labor Arbiter, National Labor Relations Commission, Department of Labor and Employment;

• Jennifer R. Santos, Labor Arbiter, National Labor Relations Commission, Department of Labor and Employment;

• Elenita Leis Esguerra-Yu, Labor Arbiter, National Labor Relations Commission, Department of Labor and Employment;

• Valfrie G. Tabian, Acting Director General, Bureau of Corrections, Department of Justice;

• Monica P. Teodoro, Special Envoy of the President to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

• Bruce S. Concepcion, Special Envoy on Transnational Crime, Office of the President

• Nannette Z. Villamor-Dinopol, Deputy Administrator, Maritime Industry Authority, Department of Transportation;

• Felix S. Alicer, Director IV, Department of Environment and Natural Resources;

• Maria G. Isip, Director III, Department of Environment and Natural Resources;

• Arnelyn May A. Abdon, Director IV, Department of Finance;

• Euvimil Nina R. Asuncion, Director III, Department of Finance;

• Lilia Belina R. Tan, Director III, Department of Finance;

• Emee I. Macabales, Director III, Department of Finance;

• Mark David T. Ablang, Director IV, Department of Finance. — Arjay L. Balinbin