The new ROTC commandant advised him to undergo security training at Fort Bonifacio. On March 15, 2001, he wassupposed to "meet" an agent but he was never seen alive again. Three days later, his decomposing body wrappedin a carpet floated in the dirty waters of Pasig River, with his hands and feet tied and face wrapped in cloth andpacking tape. The autopsy report showed sludge in his lungs, indicating he was alive when he was thrown into theriver.Mandatory No-More – Expanded ROTC (E-ROTC) - The end of mandatory ROTC in the Philippines, and theestablishment of the National Service Reserve Corps (RA 9163).
TESDA SECRETARYIRENE M. ISAACDirector General of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Since 2012, Isaac has held the post of deputy director general, in charge of policies and planning. She is also theQuality Management and Performance Management Team chair of TESDA and heads the secretariat of thePhilippine Qualifications Framework National Coordinating Committee.She was also formerly TESDA regional director for National Capital Region, Bicol and Northern Mindanao. She alsoheld the post of executive director of the Qualifications and Standards Office and the former Skills Standards andCertification Office.Isaac's more than 30 years in government service was dedicated to technical and non-formal education. Shechampioned competency-based education and training, recognition of prior learning and keeping the integrity andvalue of the certificates that are issued by TESDA.She earned a degree in literature and journalism, attended specialization programs in TVET and management in thePhilippines and overseas, was mentored by TVET experts and learned by applying sound work principles andresearch findings to every day work.DND SECRETARYDELFIN N. LORENZANA36th Secretary of National Defense30 June 2016 - Present Secretary Delfin Negrillo Lorenzana became the 36th Secretary of National Defense on 30 June 2016, bringing tothe Department his expertise in national defense and security, special operations, foreign military affairs, publicdiplomacy, veterans affairs and strategic leadership.Secretary Lorenzana was born in Midsayap, Cotabato, on 28 October 1948 and raised in the town of Parang,Cotabato where he finished his primary and secondary schooling. After high school, he spent two years at the NotreDame University in Cobatato City. He entered the Philippine Military Academy in 1969 and graduated in 1973 andwas commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Philippine Army.Over the course of 29 years in uniform, Secretary Lorenzana has commanded army infantry units from platoon toBrigade, the Armor Brigade and the Army Special Operations Command. He also served in staff positions atBattalion and Brigade Headquarters, Army Headquarters and General Headquarters. His last posting was asDefense Attaché in Washington DC from 2002 to 2004 where he retired from active military service.
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