By Argyll Cyrus Geducos
Malacañang has released copies of the appointment papers of former Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno and former Supreme Court Associate Justice Noel Tijam.
President Duterte signed Diokno’s appointment paper as the new governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on March 5, 2019.
Based on his appointment paper, Diokno will be heading the BSP until July 2, 2023.
Former Supreme Court magistrate Noel Tijam was appointed by the President to the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) to represent the academe.
Based on his appointment paper signed on March 6, Tijam will be replacing Jose Mejia. He will serve at the JBC until July 9, 2022.
Diokno took his oath as the new governor of the BSP on Wednesday. Malacañang has lauded Diokno for his extensive experience in the government managing the economy.
He served as budget secretary under former President and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada from 1998 to 2001. He was an undersecretary at the same department from 1986 to 1991 under the late President Corazon Aquino.
Tijam retired from his post at the Supreme Court in January this year. Early this week, the Chief Executive named Amy Javier as his replacement in the High Court.
The JBC is the body which screens applicants to the judiciary. To represent the academe in the council, the appointee should be a professor of law, according to the Constitution.
Unlike Diokno, Tijam will still have to go through confirmation by the Commission on Appointments (CA).