3 July 2019 – Former Acting Secretary Eliseo M. Rio Jr. will continue to serve for the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT).

Rio’s appointment paper was released by Malacanang on 1 July 2019. And on Tuesday, Honasan said Rio will be his most senior undersecretary for operations.

Rio took his oath of office as Undersecretary before Secretary Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan II at the DICT Office of Secretary.

Usec. Rio is glad that President Duterte has given him a new appointment.

“I am happy to receive this new assignment. Like a good soldier, I will follow orders,” Rio said.

He will continue programs and projects close to his heart like the operation of new major player, common tower initiative, and proposed new election automation system, among others.