PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte appointed retired Chief Justice Lucas P. Bersamin as chairman of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS).
Mr. Duterte approved Mr. Bersamin’s nomination by the state pension fund’s board. The former magistrate will replace Rolando L. Macasaet.
Mr. Bersamin will also replace former GSIS President and General Manager Jesus Clint O. Aranas as a member of the Board of Trustees. Mr. Aranas resigned in July.
The former chief justice will serve the unexpired term of Mr. Aranas until June 30.
“We are confident that Mr. Bersamin would serve the GSIS with the same dedication and integrity he demonstrated in his many years of government service,” presidential spokesman Salvador S. Panelo said in a statement. — Vann Marlo M. Villegas