CA appoints Honasan as DICT chief

Ad interim Department of Information and Communications Technology Secretary Gregorio Honasan II (FILE PHOTO)

The Commission on Appointments confirmed the ad interim appointment of Information and Communications Technology Secretary Gregorio Honasan II.

On Wednesday, Senator Cynthia Villar endorsed the former senator’s appointment to the DICT.

“Secretary Honasan has, so far, 44 years of experience in public service. More than half of which, 21 years, as a senator and the remaining years as a military officer. He served four terms here in this august chamber from 1995 to early this year, during the 17th Congress. He was chairman of various Senate committees including Energy, Labor, Environment, Defense, Public Order and Dangerous Drugs, Agrarian Reform, Sports, Public Information and Mass Media,” she said.

“Secretary Honasan and Rio’s tandem is expected to yield positive results,” she added.

Senator Joel Villanueva also added that the former senator is the best person for the job, adding that he will help in paving DICT’s biggest challenge which is the integration of information technology into our daily lives and to ensure that information technology will not deepen our human misery as people.

“We support the confirmation of Honasan as DICT secretary because we believe that he can act as the ‘Big Brother’ who can ensure the use of ICT as a tool for national development, and not as a tool to further cause human misery in our beloved nation,” Villanueva said.

Honasan ended his term on June 30 and he was appointed to the post in July.



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