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Palace names latest appointees to DA, DND

Malacañang on Thursday disclosed the latest appointments in the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Department of National Defense (DND). 

The new appointments in the DA, which President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. leads, include the following:

* Paz Benavidez II - Assistant Secretary
* Honorio Flameño - Director IV
* Fernando Flores - Director IV
* Maria Christine Inting - Director IV
* Roland Tulay - Director IV
* Reynaldo Campomanes - Director III

In the DND, the new appointees are the following:

* Jose Maria Cuerpo II - Commander, Philippine Army 4th Infantry Division
* Ramon Guiang - Vice Commander, Philippine Army
* Teofilo Bailon Jr. - Air Force Inspector General
* Pedro Balisi Jr. - Assistant Division Commander, Philippine Army Armor Division
* Luis Rex Bergante - Commander, Philippine Army Training and Command
* Joe Anthony Orbe - Commander, Philippine Navy Naval Forces Southern Luzon
* Ronie Petinglay - Wing Commander, Philippine Air Force 580th Aircraft Control and Warning Wing 
* Fernando Reyeg - Commander, Philippine Navy Naval Installation Command
* Marion Sison - Division Commander, Philippine Army 3rd Infantry Division
* Elpidio Talja - Commander, Philippine Air Force Air Force Reserve Command

Other appointments in the DND include: 

Meanwhile, the Presidential Communications Office has yet to identify the undersecretaries of the reorganized agency.
As shown on the PCO website, only undersecretaries Emerald Ridao and Cherbett Karen Maralit have been retained. Under the reorganized PCO, there will be five undersecretaries, 14 assistant secretaries, and one assistant secretary who will directly report to Secretary Cheloy Garafil.

The three other undersecretaries who will complete the list are still being finalized, according to a Palace official who declined to be identified.

Under Marcos' Executive Order 16, the undersecretaries shall each be assigned and put in charge of the following functional areas of responsibility: Traditional Media and External Affairs; Digital Media Services; Content Production; Broadcast Production; and Operations, Administration, and Finance.

The President directed the reorganization to ensure the rationalization of its organizational structure, functions, and staffing pattern, which is consistent with the administration's efforts towards efficiency and the delivery of its mandate to Filipinos. — VBL, GMA Integrated News