PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino has appointed Abe Lemos as deputy director general of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency.
Lemos, who was officer-in-charge of the PDEA’s office of the deputy director general for operations, replaced Carlos Gadapan.
Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said Aquino also promoted Joselito dela Cruz as commodore of the Philippine Coast Guard.
Dela Cruz is Coast Guard commander for northeastern Luzon, covering Region 2 and Aurora province.
Valte also announced the appointments of Amuerfina Reyes as deputy executive director of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration; Dennis Funa as acting deputy commissioner of the Insurance Commission under the Department of Finance; and Nora Terrado as undersecretary for management of the Department of Trade and Industry. EMontano