By Liezelle Soriano
MANILA — The Presidential Communications Office (PCO) disclosed on Monday that President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has accepted the resignation of Department of National Defense officer-in-charge Jose Faustino Jr.
Presidential peace adviser Carlito Galvez Jr. assumed his post.
“It is with deep regret that the President has accepted the resignation of DND OIC Sr. Usec. Jose Faustino Jr.,” PCO officer-in-charge Cheloy Garafil said in a statement.
At the same time, Garafil also announced that the Presidential Peace adviser Carlito Galvez assumed the vacated post.
“The President has offered the position of DND Secretary to Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation, and Unity Sec. Carlito Galvez Jr. and he has accepted,” she added.
Galvez, a retired general in the armed forces, was in charge of carrying out the government’s COVID-19 control plans as well as implementing the nation’s peace plan with the Muslim secessionist movement.