Jalad welcomes Faeldon appointment to OCD

By , on December 27, 2017


Heavy fighting between government security forces and the Maute Group in Marawi City has so far displaced a total of 14, 353 families or around 70, 953 persons in Region 10 and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) as of May 29, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Executive Director Ricardo Jalad reported to Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. (Photo: Civil Defense Ilocos-Pangasinan Region/Facebook)
FILE: National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Executive Director Ricardo Jalad (Photo: Civil Defense Ilocos-Pangasinan Region/Facebook)

MANILA — Office of Civil Defense (OCD) administrator Ricardo Jalad on Wednesday welcomed the appointment of former Bureau of Customs (BOC) commissioner Nicanor Faeldon as the office’s second deputy administrator.

Faeldon’s appointment was dated December 22. He will replace Rodolfo Demosthenes Santillan.

“I badly need a second deputy administrator, which was vacant before his appointment. My job is so broad covering all four pillars of DRRM (disaster risk reduction and management) plus the admin/logistics side, which includes human resource and procurement. I welcome and support his appointment,” Jalad said in a statement shared by government news channel PTV-4.

Faeldon, formerly a Marine captain, resigned from the BOC last August following the PHP6.4 billion shabu scandal that was investigated by the Senate.

“OCD, having just transitioned into an approved organization with 25 level three positions, needs to strengthen its executive offices in order to provide direction and supervision to its five services and 17 regional offices,” said Jalad, who also serves as National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council executive director.