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Duterte appoints Diño to DILG

Jan 10, 2018 @ 9:26
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Former Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) chairperson Martin Diño is officially installed to the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).

On Tuesday, January 9, President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Diño as DILG undersecretary. Duterte signed his appointment paper on January 8.

Diño gained attention when he filed his candidacy for president under the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan in the May 2016 polls. But he later withdrew his candidacy to gave way for Duterte as his substitute.

Diño was also the former chairperson of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption. When he stepped down from his post at the SBMA last year, he hinted that he had been tapped by the President to serve as DILG undersecretary for barangay affairs.

Duterte also confirmed that the had offered a new government position to Diño, four months after Wilma Deisma was appointed as the new SBMA chair.

Through Executive Order 42 on Sept. 25, 2017, President Duterte appointed Eisma as both chairperson and administrator of SBMA.

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