Duterte names Año as next DILG chief

Dharel Placido, ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 10 2017 03:43 PM

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said he will appoint Armed Forces chief of staff, General Eduardo Año as the next Interior and Local Government Chief.

“You are now facing the next DILG Secretary,” Duterte told reporters as he presented Ano during his departure speech at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

The DILG is currently headed by officer-in-charge Catalino Cuy following the sacking of Ismael Sueno.

Ano will be added to the growing list of military men tapped by the president to hold key positions in government.

The president recently appointed retired General Roy Cimatu to lead the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

“He’s (Año) retiring.. So puro military halos. Si Roy pati siya,” Duterte said.

“May isang bakante pa, dagdagan ko pa ng military, kumpleto na ang junta natin,” Duterte quipped.