New government appointees announced

Malacañang on Wednesday announced the appointments of agency heads and envoys for the Marcos administration.

Press Secretry Trixie Cruz-Angeles said that President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has appointed Alexander Ramos as the new head of an attached agency of the Department of Information and Communications Technology center on cybersecurity.

Ramos has been appointed as Executive Director V of the DICT’s Cybercrime Investigation and Coordinating Center. However, Malacañang has yet to release his appointment paper.

Ramos has previously served as a senior cyber security adviser at the DICT.

Apart from Ramos, Mary Rose Magsaysay has also been designated as CICC deputy executive director.

Other new CICC appointees include Patricia May Abejo, Rojun Hosillos, and Alvin Miro Navarro they will all hold the rank of Director IV.

The CICC, created upon the approval of Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, is responsible for formulating a National Cybersecurity Plan and facilitating international cooperation on intelligence regarding cybersecurity matters.

Meantime, the Commission on Appointments confirmed the nominations of Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel Romualdez and Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the United Nations Antonio Manuel Lagdameo.

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