PRESIDENT Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has appointed Isidro Purisima as the new acting presidential adviser on peace reconciliation and unity (Opapru), Malacañang press briefer Daphne Oseña-Paez said Tuesday, February 21, 2023.

Purisima, presidential assistant for local conflict transformation and peace sustainability under Opapru prior to his new appointment, will succeed Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr.

Galvez was appointed as chief of the Department of National Defense last month.

Purisima took his oath on Monday, February 20, 2023.

Paez also announced the appointment of retired police General Wilben Mayor as Presidential Assistant 1 under Opapru, Valerie Joy Brion as Executive Director V in the Commission on Filipinos Overseas, and Gabriel Lagamayo as Acting Administrator and member of the Dairy Industry Board-National Dairy Authority. (SunStar Philippines)