Tuesday, 05 July 2011 12:39
President Benigno S. Aquino III formally swore in former Senator Mar Roxas as Secretary of the Department of Transportation and Communications in simple ceremonies held in Malacañang Monday.
The President had earlier announced the appointment of Roxas to replace former Secretary Jose de Jesus who resigned last June 30.
In an interview, Roxas said he was thankful for the trust and confidence of President Aquino in appointing him as top dog of the DoTC, adding that he would do his best in order to repay the President’s trust.
He cited one of the President’s marching orders to him was to review the “problematic contracts” that smacked of irregularities and would not benefit Filipinos in any way.
“Ang utos ng Pangulo ay ayusin ang mga problematic na kontrata sa DoTC at ito naman ang gagawin ko,” Roxas said.
According to Roxas, his program of work at the DoTC would include: ensuring safe, affordable and reliable service expected by the people; reviewing “problematic contracts;” interconnecting the Philippine archipelago; ensuring the cohesiveness or coherence of a national transport network; and, cleaning up the procurement system in the agency.
Aside from Roxas, three other government officials took their oaths of office before the President, namely, Amando Tetangco as Central Bank Governor and Felipe Medalla and Alfredo Antonio as members of the Monetary Board. (PNA)
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