QUEZON CITY – Presidential appointee Gamaliel A. Cordoba took his oath of office as the commissioner of the National Telecommunications Office (NTC) under the Department of the Information and Communications Technology (DICT) before DICT secretary Rodolfo Salalima and Undersecretary Jorge Sarmiento.

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The oathtaking transpired during the afternoon of July 15, 2016 just a day after the Malacañang announced his reappointment.

This is Cordoba’s third term as NTC commissioner, having previously been appointed by Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in 2009.

Aside from his 7-year term as NTC commissioner, Cordoba’s previous experience include working in Malacañang as appointments secretary and undersecretary at the Office of the President, and being a former member of the Siguion Reyna, Montecillo and Ongsiako Law Office and auditing firm SGV & Co.

Pursuant to RA 10844, also known as the DICT Act of 2015 which took effect on June 9, 2016, the NTC has become an attached agency of the DICT for policy and program coordination.

Created under Executive Order No. 546 on July 23, 1979, the NTC is the sole body that exercises jurisdiction over the supervision, adjudication and control over all telecommunications services throughout the country. It adopts and promulgates such guidelines, rules, and regulations relative to the establishment operation and maintenance of various telecommunications facilities and services nationwide.