ANDANAR is Cabinet Officer for Regional Dev’t & Security of Northern Mindanao
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Roa Duterte has approved, Monday, this week, the assignment of Cabinet Secretaries as Cabinet Officers for Regional Development and Security (CORDS) to oversee the peace and development efforts in every region of the country.
PCOO secretary Jose Martin Marfori Andanar was designated as CORDS for Region 10.
The other cabinet members assigned as CORDS are : DBM Sec. Janet Abuel for CAR; NSC Sec. Hermogenes Esperon for Region 1; DOLE Sec. Silvestre R. Bello III for Region 2; OPAPAU Sec. Carlito Galvez for Region 3; DILG Sec. Eduardo M. Año for Region 4-a; DOE Sec. Alfonso Cusi for Region 4-b; DENR Sec. Roy Cimatu for Region 6; OPA-V Sec. Michael Lloyd Dino for Region 7; HUDCC Sec. Eduardo del Rosario for Region 8; DSWD Sec. Rolando Bautista for Region 9; DOF Sec. Carlos Dominguez Sr., for Region 11; DA Sec. Emmanuel Piñol for Region 12; CABSEC Sec. Karlo Nograles for Caraga; DND Sec. Delfin Lorenzana for BARMM; and DPWH Sec. Mark Villar for NCR.
The designated Cabinet Officers would facilitate the management of the Whole Nation Movement for good governance.
They would assist in articulating the region’s concerns and perceptions in the Cabinet, with other Departments, the Office of the President and concerned agencies.
CORDS would assist the President in the speedy, efficient and orderly resolution of problems in government operations in his/her assigned region.
The CORDS would preside over joint meetings of the RDC and RPOC to harmonize peace, security and development efforts in the assigned region.
They would ensure that all programs, projects; and activities of the national government in the region are well implemented and information thereon dully disseminated to the people through various mechanisms and strategies.
The CORDS would undertake regular visits for the purpose of conducting consultations with local officials and the private sector in his/her region of assignment.