MANILA (UPDATE) - Musician and businessman Ramon 'RJ' Jacinto was named presidential adviser on economic affairs and information technology communications, the Palace said Thursday.
The 71-year-old Jacinto campaigned for President Rodrigo Duterte in the 2016 elections.
Jacinto has businesses in real estate, retail, and manufacturing under the RJ Group of Companies.
He is an economics graduate from Ateneo de Manila University. He also took up law at the University of Sto. Tomas.
Meanwhile, the Palace also announced the appointments of Gen. Arthur Tabaquero as presidential adviser on military affairs; Raymundo de Vera Elefante as undersecretary for finance, ammunitions, installations and materials of the Department of National Defense.
Jesus Clint Aranas and Lanee Cui-David were appointed deputy commissioners of the Bureau of Internal Revenue.
Gamaliel Cordoba was re-appointed as commissioner of the National Telecommunications Commission.