MANILA – Malacañang released Wednesday the roster of newly appointed officials in six different government agencies.

Teresita Inciong will continue to serve as executive director of the Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) Council, based on the list of new presidential appointees posted on the Presidential Communications Office’s official Facebook page.

The ECCD Council, which is under the supervision of the Department of Education (DepEd), is mandated to support the early childhood care and development programs in the country.

As ECCD Council’s head, Inciong spearheaded the management of a comprehensive ECCD national system.

Inciong also worked as a member of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila’s Board of Regents; executive officer of DepEd-United Nations Population Fund, Adolescent Reproductive Health Project; and commissioner of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

Marcos also appointed Randy Escolango as undersecretary of the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development, the government agency responsible for the management of housing, human settlements and urban development.

The Director IV post will be assumed by Engelbert Apostol at the Department of Labor and Employment, as well as Ma. Victoria Gregorio and Gliricida Tumaliuan-Ali at the Department of Public Works and Highways.

Marcos designated Von Francis Mesina as Director III at the National Anti-Poverty Commission, the agency which serves as the coordinating and advisory body in the implementation of the Social Reform Agenda.

Marcos also tapped Francisco Comendador III as acting general manager and chief executive officer of Cebu Port Authority which is mandated to administer all ports located in the province.

Comendador will also act as commissioner of the Cebu Port Commission, while Leo Cañares and Joselito Pedaria will serve as acting commissioners representing the cargo handling labor sector.

Jose Mario Elino Tan was appointed the Cebu Port Commission’s acting commissioner representing the shipping sector.

Marcos also named Divina Gracia del Prado as deputy national statistician of the Philippine Statistics Authority, Adrian Cerezo as assistant national statistician and Clemente Manaog as Director III. (PNA)