Malacañang on Friday joined the world in mourning the passing of former South African President and anti-apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela....
During the regular press briefing in Malacanang on Tuesday, Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda announced that President Benigno S. Aquino III appointed Virginia E. Darlucio as the deputy executive director of the National Archives of the Philippines. Her term of office is co-terminus with the appointing authority.
Lacierda also said that Ana Maria A. Cadena was appointed as Assistant Secretary of the Presidential Management Staff, replacing Racquel De Guzman-Buensalida.
The other appointees to the PMS include Clemencia A. Cabugayan as Director IV; and Cherry Pie Felisse M. Maraya as acting Director III.
He also announced the appointments by the President of five new judges in the lower courts as follows:
— Judge Leandro C. Catalo to the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 256 of Muntilupa City. He served as assistant prosecutor in various cities from 1989 to 2007 and Judge of RTC-Borongan, Eastern Samar from 2007 to 2011. Prior to his appointment, he served as acting presiding judge of Muntinlupa RTC since 2011.
— Judge Marie Lynn L. Andal was named as presiding judge of the Metropolitan Trial Court (MTC) Branch 92 of Marikina City. She served as a clerk of court in Batangas RTC from 2005 to 2007 and assistant prosecutor in Batangas and Antipolo City since 2007 until her appointment.
— Judge Suzanne Cobarrubias-Nabaza was appointed to the MTC Branch 93 of Marikina City. Prior to her appointment, she was a court attorney of the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) since 2004.
— Judge Maria Cecilia Ty-Pantua was appointed to the MTC Branch 94 of Marikina City. She worked as Legislative Staff Officer in the Office of the Councilor in Quezon City from 2002 to 2004. She also worked in the Court of Appeals (CA), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Roman Catholic Archbishop of Manila, Associate, Sering Evangelista Lao and Associates Law Office and Court of Appeals (CA).
— Judge Shirley L. Magsipoc-Pagalilauan was named as presiding judge of the MTC Branch 95 of Marikina City. She worked as an accountant in various companies from 1990 to 2001; branch clerk of court in Manila RTC from 2001 to 2011 and court attorney in CA from 2011 until her appointment.