By Gabriela Baron
Former Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya was appointed on Wednesday, March 8, as the new Assistant Director General of the National Security Council (NSC).
NSC Adviser Eduardo Año welcomed Malaya’s appointment.
“I worked closely with him in the DILG for five years,” Año said.
“His 25-year experience in the public service as well as his proven dedication and commitment to the national interest will serve this agency and the country well,” he added.
Prior to his appointment, Malaya was a Senior Lecturer at the University of the Philippines National College of Public Administration and Governance where he taught courses in public accountability, ethics in the public service, metropolitan and regional governance, and public policy.
Malaya was also the Executive Director of the Local Development Institute, a think tank and training institute promoting excellence in local governments.
He served in nine government offices in his 25 years in the public service, including in the Supreme Court, Senate, House of Representatives, and in the Pasay City Government. -ag