Breaking News
Home | News | Palace dubs Bistoyong DAR officer-in-charge

Palace dubs Bistoyong DAR officer-in-charge

Malacañang has named Department of Agrarian Reform Undersecretary Rosalina L. Bistoyong as the Officer-in-Charge, following the rejection of former Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano by the Commission on Appointments last week.

In a press briefing on Monday, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the order to appoint Bistoyong as DAR OIC took effect on Sept. 8.

“OIC Bistoyong’s designation will ensure the continuous delivery of public service,” Abella said.

Bistoyong served as DAR undersecretary since 2010.

The CA rejected Mariano on Sept. 5. He was the last Cabinet member nominated by the National Democratic Front in Duterte’s cabinet. He was also the fourth Cabinet member rejected by the CA.

The Communist Party of the Philippines condemned Mariano’s rejection calling it a “purging” of the left by President Rodrigo Duterte.

The New People’s Army said Duterte “has now completely cleared his cabinet of progressives that strive to give genuine change to the people and has completely turned his back on the calls of the oppressed and impoverished peasants.”

“At the beginning of the regime, the reactionary government appointed Mariano “as part of Duterte’s facade of being a ‘left’ and ‘socialist’ president,” said Jaime Padilla, spokesperson of the Melito Glor Command of the NPA in Southern Tagalog.

He said Duterte now “wholly showed that his government is administered by oligarchs and bureaucrat capitalist to preserve their own interests.” (



About mindanao goldstar daily

mindanao goldstar daily
TREND MAKER. Mindanao Gold Star Daily was established in 1989 to set ablaze a new meaning & flame to the local newspaper business. Throughout the years it continued its focus and interest in the rural areas & pioneered the growth of countryside journalism.

Check Also

Calizo wants CHO to apply for accreditation with LTO

“THE license given to the City Health Office (CHO) becomes useless if the accreditation by ...

DISCLAIMER: We welcome fiery exchanges but we do not tolerate ad hominem attacks, casting criminal and false aspersion on our reporters and opinion writers. We reserve the right to delete, reproduce or modify comments posted on our website without prior notice.

POSTING RULES: Do not use obscenity. Stick to the topic discussed. Do not veer away from the discussion and be respectful at all times. Do not use CAPITAL LETTERS as this means shouting in the thread.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *