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Palace slams Duterte party mate, appoints a female lawyer as new SBMA administrator

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In a bid to end the power-tripping of his party mate and anti-crime crusader Martin Dino, President Duterte has appointed a new administrator for the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, replacing Roberto Garcia.

Executive Sec. Salvador Medialdea transmitted the appointment papers of Wilma Eisma, to the office of Dino, current SBMA Martin Dino.

“Pursunat to the provisions of existing laws, you are hereby appointed administrator, Subic Bay metropolitan Authority, vice Roberto V. Garcia,” read the one-page order during signed by Duterte. The order also bore the presidential seal and logo.

“By virtue hereof, you may qualify and enter upon the performance of the duties of the office, furnishing this Office and the Civil Service Commission with copies of your oath of office,” the order added.

Dino’s appointment became a subject of a controversy when he also assumed as administrator of SBMA other than his post as chairman of the Board of Directors.