Tuesday, 19 June 2012 14:29
President Benigno S. Aquino III formally administered the oath of office to Sonia Brady as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the People’s Republic of China in ceremonies held in Malacañang on Monday.
The President appointed Brady, who had served as Ambassador to Beijing from 2006 to 2010, in May this year.
The Commission on Appointments, taking cognizance of her expertise and experience as a veteran diplomat, swiftly confirmed her appointment a few days after.
Aside from Brady, President Aquino also swore in three new Associate Justices of the Court of Appeals, newly appointed government officials and officers of the Philippine National Police and the National Press Club.
These were: Associate Justices Ma. Luisa Padilla, Renato Francisco, and Joseph Lopez; Assistant Secretaries of the Department of Budget and Management Janet Abuel, Gil Montalbo and Deputy Ombudsman Gerard Mosquera;
Police Deputy Director Generals Emelito Sarmiento and Rommel Heredia; Police Directors Elpidio De Asis, Jr., Samuel Diciano, Gil Meneses, Felipe Rojas, Jr., and Arnulfo Perez;
Police Chief Superintendents Roland Vicente, Diosdado Ramos, Fernando Idio, Ronilo Quebrar, Fidel Posadas, Percival Barba, Sonny Cunana, and Raul Petrasanta.
The NPC officers are: Benny Antiporda, president; Marlon Purificacion, vice president; Louie Logarta, secretary; Jerry Yap, Treasurer; Rolly Gonzalo, Auditor and Directors Mina Navarro, Alvin Murcia, Paul Gutierrez, Joel Sy Egco, Nats Taboy, William Dipasupil, Ronniel De Guzman, Arlie Calalo, Ma. Kristina Maralit and Leonel Abasola.
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