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President Benigno S. Aquino III has appointed officials in the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte announced during the regular press briefing in Malacanang on Friday that the Chief Executive signed the appointment letter of Maria Cynthia Rose B. Bautista as Commissioner of the Commission on Higher Education. Her term of office will expire on July 21, 2016.
Bautista is a sociologist and professor of sociology at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City.
She served as member of the Honorary Degree Sub-Comittee, Ateneo de Manila University (February 2010-May 2012); chairperson of the Task Force on Quality Assurance of the CHED (2010-2011); member of the Advisory Board of the Institute of Philippine Culture, Ateneo de Manila University (June 2009-2011); vice chair person of the Technical Working Group for Autonomous and Deregulated Higher Education Institutions, CHED (2006-2008) and co-chair of the Technical Panel for the Humanities, Social Sciences and Communications of the CHED (2002-2005).
Bautista graduated Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from U.P. in 1974 and earned her Master of Science in Sociology and Doctor in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Valte said President Aquino also signed the appointment of Alexander E. Asuncion as member of the Governing Board representing the Land-Based Sector, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, of DOLE for a term of three years. He replaced Leonardo B. de Ocampo.
Prior to his appointment to the Labor Department, Asuncion served as creative director and owner of the Astralvision Digital Artworks.
He graduated Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of the East in 1975.