Año replaces Carlos as National Security Adviser

Former Interior Secretary Eduardo Año took his oath as the new National Security Adviser before President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Saturday, 14 January. (Photo courtesy of the Presidential Communications Office)

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año has been appointed the new National Security Adviser, replacing Clarita Carlos, Malacañang announced on Saturday.

Año, a retired military general, took his oath before President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. in Malacañang Palace on Saturday.

“Professor Clarita Carlos has decided to continue her pursuit of scholastic endeavors as she joins the Congressional Policy and Budget Research Department of the House of Representatives,” the Presidential Communications Office stated.

Carlos, in a statement on Saturday, confirmed that she had decided to quit her post after seven months in the Marcos administration.

“I have realized that it is no longer politic to continue as NSA to the President and so, I have decided to migrate to another agency where my expertise on foreign, defense, and security policy will be of use and I shall continue to help build a Better Philippines,” she said.

The CPBRD provides the House of Representatives technical services in the formulation of national economic, fiscal, and social policies.

Año served as Interior chief of the Duterte administration from November 2018 to June 2022.He is a member of the Philippine Military Academy class of 1983.


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