MANILA , Philippines – Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas was formally sworn into office before noon on Saturday.
Roxas took his oath before President Aquino in Malacañang’s reception hall.
His wife, ABS-CBN broadcast journalist Korina Sanchez, was present during the ceremony, along with his son, Paolo, his mother Judy Araneta-Roxas, and sister Ria Araneta-Ojeda.
Some members of Aquino’s Cabinet also came to congratulate Roxas, among them Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda and Budget and Management Secretary Butch Abad.
Atty. Leni Robredo, the widow of the late DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo, also witnessed Roxas’ oath-taking.
Roxas was appointed to the post by the President on August 31, following the death of Robredo in a plane crash off Masbate last August 18. - report from dzMM