Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma, citing Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa, said the President appointed Caparas as acting DOJ secretary following the appointment of Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa as the new associate justice of the Supreme Court (SC).
Caparas also served as DOJ spokesperson.
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Meanwhile, the Palace said the President has also appointed the following:
- William Melad, Commandant, Philippine Coast Guard;
- Anthony Leachon, Independent Director, Board of Directors, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation; and,
- Cecilio Lorenzo, Chairman of the DBP Data Center, Inc.