Southern Leyte lawmaker Roger Mercado named new DPWH secretary

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Christian Deiparine – October 13, 2021 | 5:07pm MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has named Rep. Roger Mercado (Southern Leyte) as the new public works secretary, replacing Mark Villar who will run for the Senate in the 2022 elections. Mercado, who represents the area’s lone district, was sworn in to the post on Wednesday by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea. Duterte signed Mercado’s appointment paper on Tuesday. Mercado’s son, Maasin City Mayor Nacional Mercado, also confirmed the news. His appointment to the Department of Public Works and Highways means he wou…

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