Marcos names Estrella as DAR chief

By June 12, 2022News, Top Stories

A Pangasinense joins the Marcos government.

President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. appointed ABONO Partylist Rep. Conrado Estrella III as Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary.

Estrella served as one of the Deputy Speakers of the House of Representatives in the 18th Congress.

He served as representative of the 6th District of Pangasinan from 1987 to 1995, and was re-elected to the same post from 2001 to 2010.

In 2013, he was elected as representative of ABONO Party-list, representing workers in the agricultural sector.

His grandfather, the late Conrado Estrella Sr. also served as DAR Secretary and Minister of Agrarian Reform from 1971 to 1986 under the administration of late President Ferdinand E. Marcos.

The late Estrella is credited for carrying out measures to facilitate the implementation of the agrarian reform program under the Marcos administration. (PIA Pangasinan/AMMB)

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