DOF Secretary Cesar Purisima swears in newly appointed CBAA Chairman Manuel De Jesus Siayngco (center) and Commissioner Thelma A. Mariano (right).
DOF Secretary Cesar Purisima swears in newly appointed CBAA Chairman Manuel De Jesus Siayngco (center) and Commissioner Thelma A. Mariano (right).

President Benigno S. Aquino III has appointed retired Judge Manuel D.J. Siayngco and former DOF Director Thelma A. Mariano as the new Chairman and Member of the Central Board of Assessment Appeals respectively.

Siayngco, who was Bulacan RTC Judge from 2001 to 2011, will serve as CBAA Chairman for a fixed term of five years or until January 6, 2020. He replaced Ofelia A. Marquez whose term was cut short due to health reasons.

Mariano, on the other hand, was a Revenue Operations Group Director IV at the Department of Finance. She will serve as Commissioner/Member with a 3-year term.