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Mike Defensor is acting PNR chief

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He will work on Northrail project–Ermita

By Joel Guinto
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 15:59:00 10/08/2008

MANILA, Philippines — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has named former environment secretary Michael Defensor as acting chairman of the Philippine National Railways (PNR), Malacañang has announced.

“Mike [Defensor] got his appointment already as acting chairman,” Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita told a news conference at the
Palace Wednesday.

Ermita described Defensor as a “man of many talents.” Prior to his new appointment, Defensor oversaw the opening of Terminal 3 of the Ninoy
Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

Among others, Ermita said Defensor would work on the Northrail project.

Defensor is the fifth losing senatorial candidate in the administration’s Team Unity ticket in the 2007 mid-term elections to get a government post.

Arroyo has named Ralph Recto as socioeconomic planning secretary, Vicente Sotto III as chairman of the Dangerous Drugs Board, Luis “Chavit” Singson as deputy national security adviser, and Prospero Pichay as chief of the Local Water Utilities Administration.

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