By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter
PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte has transferred Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Member Aileen Lourdes A. Lizada to the Civil Service Commission (CSC).
He also promoted to undersecretary Department of Agriculture (DA) Assistant Secretary Waldo R. Carpio, brother of his son-in-law Manases “Mans” R. Carpio.
The Palace released to reporters on Thursday the Nov. 27 appointment paper of Mr. Carpio, who was first appointed DA assistant secretary on Sep. 4 last year.
For her part, Ms. Lizada’s appointment paper dated Nov. 9 states: “Pursuant to the provisions of the Section 16, Article VII of the 1987 Constitution and existing laws, you are hereby appointed ad interim commissioner, Civil Service Commission, for a term expiring on 02 February 2025, vice Robert S. Martinez.”
To recall, the LTFRB called out Ms. Lizada on Nov. 23 for airing her dissenting opinions to the media in relation to an unofficial memorandum circular regarding the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX).
“We were informed that she called media reporters to air the unofficial document with her dissenting opinion and notes,” the LTFRB said.
“Note that BM Lizada was already reminded several times in the past not to release to media documents that are not officially issued to avoid any confusion nor unnecessary speculations. One may have noticed that the unofficial document she prematurely released was unnumbered, and was not even attested by LTFRB Executive Director Sam Jardin,” the agency added.
The President also signed the appointment papers of Nayong Pilipino Board of Trustees members Ruth Marie I. Equipaje and Cesar D.G. Aljama; Philippine National Railway Board of Directors member Roy M. Villa; Department of the Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Carim L. Panumpang; and Department of Trade and Industry Assistant Secretary Allan B. Gepty.