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President Benigno Aquino III on Monday swore in 38 government officials, including former Armed Forces chief Emmanuel Bautista and actor Dingdong Dantes.

Bautista was officially inducted as an undersecretary under the Office of the President, primarily tasked to coordinate the Cabinet’s security, justice and peace cluster.

The oath-taking came a month after Bautista retired from the military service. He relinquished the military leadership to General Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr.

Actor Dingdong Dantes, meanwhile, has been appointed commissioner-at-large of the National Youth Commission (NYC).

Dantes’  fiancée, actress Marian Rivera, accompanied the actor during the event.

Aquino also administered the oath of office of five recently appointed undersecretaries. They were:

– Former Navy chief Jose Luis Alano (Office of the Executive Secretary),
– Donato Marcos (Department of Energy)
– Jan Co Chua (Presidential Communications Operations Office),
– Prudencio Reyes Jr. and Nora Terrado (Department of Trade and Industry).

Former Navy chief Alexander Pama was meanwhile inducted as acting administrator of the Office of Civil Defense. Andreo Calonzo/KBK, GMA News

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