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Duterte appoints DILG undersecretary as officer-in-charge

April 5, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Department of Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Catalino Cuy as the agency's officer-in-charge, Malacanang said on Wednesday. "The Palace announces the designation of Undersecretary Catalino S. Cuy as Officer-In-Charge of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) effective immediately," said Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella in a statement. "Usec Cuy will hold the position to ensure the continuous and effective delivery of services of the Department until the President appoints a new Secretary," he said. Duterte has said he fired DILG chief Ismael Sueno on Monday night when he asked him regarding the alleged questionable transaction in his office. But Duterte said he found Sueno "lying through his teeth." Cuy was former police chief of Davao and used to head the Special Action Force. (Celerina Monte/DMS)