MANILA—Communication Secretary Martin Andanar on Saturday said he was appointed as Northern Mindanao's Cabinet Officer for Regional Development and Security (CORDS).
Earlier this month, President Rodrigo Duterte approved an executive order formalizing the designation of Cabinet secretaries as CORDS, aimed to address regional development and counter communist insurgency.
In the new position, Andanar said he led the turnover of 50 houses to residents of Cabanglasan town, Bukidnon on Saturday.
He added that he also presided over a joint Regional Development Council and Regional Peace and Order Council meeting.
Besides him, Andanar said Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez was appointed as CORDS for Davao Region, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon for Ilocos Region, and Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles for CARAGA Region.