MANILA – The new heads of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) and Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan (AFAB) took oath on Wednesday.
In a ceremony at Malacañan Palace in Manila, President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. administered the oath of office to Suharto Mangudadatu as TESDA director general, Katrina Ponce Enrile as CEZA administrator and chief executive officer, and Mohammed Hussein Pangandaman as AFAB administrator.
The Presidential Communications Office (PCO), on its official Facebook page, shared several photos of the oath-taking rites.
Mangudadatu, a former Sultan Kudarat governor, took oath a day after his appointment to TESDA was announced.
Created by virtue of Republic Act 7796 or the Technical Education and Skills Development Act of 1994, the TESDA is the government agency tasked to manage and supervise technical education and skills development in the Philippines.
On the other hand, the new CEZA chief is the daughter of Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Juan Ponce Enrile.
The younger Enrile's designation as head of CEZA was first announced by the PCO in a Facebook post on May 25.
CEZA is a government-owned and -controlled corporation tasked to manage and supervise the development of the Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Freeport.
Meantime, the appointment of Pangandaman, a former Lanao del Sur representative, as AFAB administrator was first announced by the PCO on May 7.
Marcos signed Pangandaman's appointment paper on April 28.
The AFAB, which is an agency under the Office of the President, is responsible for operating and managing the freeport area in Mariveles, Bataan. (PNA)