Cuy named drug board chair, Año is DILG officer-in-charge

Dharel Placido, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 05 2018 11:35 AM

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Interior Undersecretary Catalino Cuy as the new chairperson of the Dangerous Drug Board (DDB), Malacañang said Friday.

Cuy, who has been serving as officer-in-charge of the DILG following the firing of then Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno, replaces former DDB chairperson Dionisio Santiago.

Santiago was fired by the President for his alleged junkets.

Cuy once served as Davao City police chief.

Meanwhile, DILG Undersecretary Eduardo Año has been appointed officer-in-charge of the department.

Duterte had wanted to tap Año as DILG chief but the latter could not yet assume the post as a law bars him from taking it within a year from his retirement as Armed Forces chief.