The Daily Manila Shimbun


Ex-senator Angara, over 40 others named to various gov’t posts

May 17, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed some 45 new officials, including former Senator Edgardo Angara, to various posts in government. Angara was named as special envoy of the President to the European Union, according to the list of appointments released on Wednesday by the Office of the Executive Secretary. Angara is the father of Senator Sonny Angara. Dante Ang, former publicist of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, was appointed as special envoy of the President for international relations. The Palace clarified that former House Speaker Jose de Venecia was named as special envoy of the President for Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation and not as a special envoy for intercultural dialogue. Ranjit Shahani, son of late Senator Leticia Shahani and nephew of former President Fidel Ramos, was appointed as member of the Board of Directors of the Manila Economic and Cultural Office, the Philippine de facto embassy in Taiwan. (Celerina Monte/DMS)