Duterte names new CHEd commissioner

Commission on Higher Education

President Duterte appointed Aldrin Darilag as one of the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) commissioners, Malacañang declared on Wednesday.

Darilag’s papers were signed by the President back on June 13, yet were only released publicly after six days.

Darilag will take the post vacated by Prospero de Vera 3rd, who was promoted as CHEd chairman in October. Darilag will serve as CHEd commissioner until July 21, 2020.

Darilag is a former associate professional lecturer at the De La Salle University (DLSU) and an official of St. Paul University Surigao and the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Marikina. He earned his Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Leadership and Research and Development Management from the DLSU.

Under the CHEd Law (Republic Act 7722), the agency’s chairman and four commissioners serve four-year terms without preconceptions to one reappointment. The other CHEd commissioners are Lillian Lagas, Ronald Adamat and Perfecto Alibin.

Further development show Duterte also transported former acting Social Welfare Secretary Virginia Orogo to the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR).

Orogo substituted lawyer David Erro, who had served as DAR undersecretary for policy, planning and research.

Orogo was selected acting Social Welfare secretary in April 2018 before Duterte appointed former Philippine Army chief Rolando Bautista to head the department.

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