Arroyo names defense chief

Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at 05:40 JST
MANILA Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo named Eduardo Ermita on Tuesday the new secretary of National Defense, a post vacated by Angelo Reyes on Aug 29 in an attempt to end controversy over the July 29 military mutiny against Arroyo.

Ignacio Bunye, the presidential spokesman, said Arroyo had appointed Ermita, a 68-year-old presidential adviser on the peace process and co-chair of the government panel negotiating peace with the secessionist Moro Islamic Liberation Front in the southern Philippines. (Kyodo News)


Bron : Japan Today

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