The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Tuesday, January 15 announced the appointment of a new undersecretary.
Marivel Sacendoncillo, a former DILG Assistant Secretary and Executive Director of the Local Government Academy (LGA), took her oath last Friday. She replaced Undersecretary Austere Panadero, who availed of optional retirement in 2018.
“The DILG is pleased with the appointment of Sacendoncillo as the new Undersecretary for Local Government as her long and distinguished career makes her eminently qualified to hold such an important position,” DILG Secretary Eduardo Año said in a statement.
The newly appointed undersecretary will be responsible for crafting relevant policies and programs for the betterment of local governance and local government units (LGUs).