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Cordilleran from Abra, ex-chief justice Bersamin appointed executive secretary by President Marcos Jr.

Photo Courtesy || Office of the President

Cordillera - President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. "BBM" has appointed retired chief  justice Lucas Bersamin as the new Executive Secretary as announced by Malacañang on September 27, 2022, Tuesday.

The 72-year old Bersamin, a native of Bangued, Abra in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) took his oath of office before President Marcos.

Bersamin was appointed as the new secretary replacing former Executive Secretary Victor Rodriguez who is now serving as Presidential Chief of Staff.

As an Executive Secretary, Bersamin will be referred to as the “Little President" who is mandated to “directly assist the President in the management of affairs of the government as well as to direct the operations of the Executive Office," according to the Official Gazette.

The Office of the Executive Secretary (OES) is also deemed “unique,” in the sense that it has both line and staff functions.

Its staff function pertains to its duties to the President, while its line function pertains to its management of the Office of the President and its attached agencies, according to Philippine Information Agency.

The OES also performs other duties upon the discretion of the President or as stated by law.



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