Ex-Defense chief Lorenzana, other gov't officials take oath before Marcos

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Posted at Jul 07 2022 09:26 PM | Updated as of Jul 08 2022 02:46 PM

Photo from President Bongbong Marcos' Instagram page. 
Photo from President Bongbong Marcos' Instagram page. 

MANILA — Another batch of government officials took their oath of office before President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. in Malacañang on Thursday, the Office of the Press Secretary said. 

Among those who took their oath before Marcos were MTRCB chairperson Lala Sotto-Antonio, daughter of former Senate President Vicente Sotto III, Transportation Undersecretary Cesar Chavez, and Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) chairman Delfin Lorenzana. 

Commission on Audit chairperson Jose Calida also took his oath on Thursday.  

Also among those who took their oath of office were the following: 

  •  Emerald Ridao - Office of the Press Secretary undersecretary
  •  Franz Imperial - Office of the President undersecretary 
  •  Honey Rose Mercado - Presidential Management Staff undersecretary 
  •  Bianca Cristina Cardenas Zobel - Social secretary 
  •  Gerlad Baria - Office of the President undersecretary 

Marcos has yet to name the heads of the Department of Energy, Department of Health, and Department of Science and Technology. 

On Tuesday, Marcos also sworn in new government officials in the Palace.  

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