President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed two qualified personnels — an actor-turned-politician and his former professor — to the Philippine government.
Duterte appointed former Parañaque City Councilor Jeremy Marquez as a deputy secretary-general for the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC). Jeremy Marquez’s appointment papers were signed by the president on August 10.
Before his new designation in the HUDCC, Jeremy, son of former Parañaque City Mayor Joey Marquez, served as barangay chairman and a councilor in the aforementioned city. Under the Nacionalista Party, he ran for vice mayor in the city but lost.
Jeremy Marquez is a political science graduate from De La Salle University Dasmariñas.
Meanwhile, Duterte also appointed Jose David Lapuz as member of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) National Commission of the Philippines under the Department of Foreign Affairs.
For a three-year term, Lapuz shall represent the educational, scientific and cultural agencies of the government.
Back in the days at the Lyceum of the Philippines, Lapuz was Duterte’s former “Political Science” professor.
Before being appointed to the UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines, in February of 2017, Lapuz was appointed by Duterte as presidential consultant for education and international organization.
Lapuz received his bachelor’s degree at the University of the Philippines and his post-graduate studies in International Politics and Foreign Policy at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. He started teaching at the University of Santo Tomas in 1970.
In 1999 he was first appointed as UNESCO commissioner to the Committee on Social and Human Sciences and in 2002 he was re-appointed for a further three-year term.