PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte has appointed Emmanuel B. Salamat, a former commander of the Northern Luzon Command (NolCom), as member of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) board of trustees, Malacañang announced on Wednesday. The Palace said Mr. Duterte signed the appointment paper of Mr. Salamat on July 29. In its official website, the Armed Forces of the Philippines describes Mr. Salamat as “one of the finest among contemporary generals of the Philippine Marine Corps (PMC).” A graduate of the Philippine Military Academy Sandiwa Class of 1985, Mr. Salamat “reached the pinnacle of his career in the PMC when he was installed as the Commandant of the Corps — a position most coveted by every Marine Officer.” — Arjay L. Balinbin