Aquino names new SSS, SRA heads

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Posted at Aug 18 2010 04:27 PM | Updated as of Aug 19 2010 12:27 AM

MANILA, Philippines -- President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday announced two new appointments in his team.

Aquino named Emil de Quiros as president of the the private sector pension fund Social Security System, while Gina Bautista-Martin is the new administrator of the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA).

Aquino made the announcement in a press briefing in Malacanang.

De Quiros is a brother of Phillippine Daily Inquirer columnist Conrado de Quiros.

Aquino said his family’s close ties with Conrado have nothing to do with the appointment of Emil.

Emil replaced former SSS President Romulo Neri.

Bautista-Martin, on the other hand, is a small sugar planter in Negros Occidental.