President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Rosalina Bistoyong as officer in charge of the Department of Agrarian Reform, Malacañang said Monday.
Bistoyong, a career official who has been the agency’s undersecretary for the support services office since 2010, was appointed to the agency following the rejection of the agency’s erstwhile secretary, Rafael Mariano.
Upon the instruction of President Rodrigo Duterte, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea designated Bistoyong to “ensure the effective delivery of public service.”
Mariano is the 4th Cabinet member under Duterte to be rejected by the CA. The ad interim appointments of Perfecto Yasay, Gina Lopez, and Judy Taguiwalo were earlier rejected by the commission.