Ros­alina Bis­toy­ong named of­fi­cer-in-charge oF DAR

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PRES­I­DENT Ro­drigo Duterte has ap­pointed Agrar­ian Re­form Un­der­sec­re­tary Ros­alina Bis­toy­ong as of­fi­cer-in­charge of the De­part­ment of Agrar­ian Re­form (DAR).

Pres­i­den­tial Spokesper­son Ernesto Abella made the an­nounce­ment at a press con­fer­ence held Mon­day at the Mala­cañang Palace.

“The Palace an­nounces the des­ig­na­tion of Un­der­sec­re­tary Ros­alina L. Bis­toy­ong as of­fi­cer-in-charge of the De­part­ment of Agrar­ian Re­form, per in­struc­tion of the [Pres­i­dent],” Abella said.

Abella said Bis­toy­ong as­sumed post im­me­di­ately af­ter Ex­ec­u­tive Sec­re­tary Sal­vador Me­di­aldea des­ig­nated her as of­fi­cer-in-charge of the agency on Septem­ber 8.

The Palace of­fi­cial said Bis­toy­ong’s new po­si­tion “will en­sure the con­tin­u­ous de­liv­ery of public ser­vice.”

Bis­toy­ong has been in gov­ern­ment ser­vice since 1989. She has been with DAR as un­der­sec­re­tary since 2010.

Prior to her new des­ig­na­tion, she served as Agrar­ian Un­der­sec­re­tary for Sup­port Ser­vices Of­fice. She also be­came an Un­der­sec­re­tary for the Spe­cial Pro­grams on Agrar­ian Re­form Stake­hold­ers Re­la­tions.

On Septem­ber 6, the Com­mis­sion on Ap­point­ments (CA) re­jected the ad in­terim ap­point­ment of Rafael Mar­i­ano as Agrar­ian Re­form Sec­re­tary.

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