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Today is:Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Office of the Solicitor General

Department Circular No. 014

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New Palace Appointees Take Oath

MANILA, Philippines - President Benigno S. Aquino III administered the oath of office to newly appointed officials, including Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza and Presidential Adviser on Legislative Affairs Manuel Mamba, at the Rizal Ceremonial Hall in Malacanang Monday.

Jardeleza replaced former solicitor general Joel Cadiz who resigned from his post to go back to private life.

Other officials who took their oath Monday include Cesar Villanueva, chairman of the Governance Commission for Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations (GOCCs); Angela Ignacio and Rainier Butalid, commissioners, Governance Commission for GOCCs; Parisya Taradji, undersecretary, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD); Rebecca Chato, acting undersecretary, Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE); Elena Ruiz, assistant secretary, Department of Education; Eugene Kaw, assistant secretary, Department of Tourism; Catherine Jennifer Gonzales, assistant secretary, Department of Transportation and Communication;

Roberto Garcia, administrator, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA); Cosette Canilao, executive director Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center; Maria Andrea Pasion - Flores, acting executive director, National Book Development Board (NBDB); Joseph Gerard Mabilog, presiding commissioner, National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC); Edmund Tan, commandant of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG); Eduardo Banzon, acting president and chief executive officer of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth); police chief superintendents Ramon Garcia Ancheta and Marlon Valdez Madrid; and Armed Forces chief of staff Jessie Dellosa.
 
 

Jardaleza welcomed as new OSG Chief

In a turnover ceremony today, February 10, 2012, outgoing Solicitor General Jose Anselmo I. Cadiz formally passed on his position as Solicitor General to Atty. Francis H. Jardaleza. In his speech, Solgen Cadiz thanked the employees of the OSG for supporting him in his stint as Solicitor General. “I hope you support Solgen Francis as much as you have supported me and help him be the best Solicitor General of the Republic” he said.

 Meanwhile, in his acceptance speech incoming Solicitor General Francis Jardaleza thanked Solgen Cadiz for his kind words and vowed that he will do his best to continue the policies that he initiated during his watch. Furthermore, he asked for the support and cooperation of the Office to help make the OSG a bastion for good governance and to make the OSG an instrument in bringing back the faith of the Filipino people to the Rule of Law.

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