President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has tapped Delfin Lorenzana, former chief of the Department of National Defense (DND), as chairman of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA).

The appointment was announced by Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles, who said the former DND chief took his oath before Marcos Jr. on Thursday.

The BCDA is a development corporation created in 1992 under former President Corazon Aquino.

It is mandated to transform former military bases and properties into “centers of economic growth” in partnership with the private sector.

Cruz-Angeles also announced that the following appointees took their oath before Marcos on Thursday:

  • Cesar Chavez, Undersecretary – Department of Transportation
  • Diorella Gamboa Sotto-Antonio, Chairperson – Movie and Television Review and Classification Board
  • Emerald Ridao, Undersecretary – PCOO 
  • Franz Imperial, Undersecretary – OP
  • Honey Rose Mercado, Undersecretary – PMS 
  • Jose Calida, Commissioner – COA
  • Bianca Cristina Cardenas Zobel, Social Secretary 
  • Gerlad Baria, Undersecretary – OP

John Ezekiel J. Hirro