Cacdac reappointed as DMW secretary

May 26, 2024 Chona Yu 63 views

PRESIDENT Ferdinand Marcos Jr. reappointed Hans Leo Cacdac as ad interim secretary of the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW).

Cacdac’s reappointment came a day after he was bypassed by the Commission on Appointments as Congress adjourned its session.

The second regular session of the 19th Congress adjourned sine die on Thursday and will reconvene on July 22 to begin the third regular session.

Cacdac was appointed in April, seven months after he was designated as officer-in-charge of the DMW in September 2023 due to the passing of former Secretary Susan “Toots” Ople in August last year.

Cacdac served as undersecretary of the DMW; Executive Director V of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA); Executive Director V of the Philippine Employment Administration (POEA); and undersecretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

He also served as Deputy Executive Director V of the POEA; Executive Director IV of the National Conciliation Mediation Board-DOLE; Director IV of the Bureau of Labor Relations-DOLE; and Associate Lawyer and Urban Poor Unit Coordinator of the Sentro ng Alternatibong Lingap Panligal (SALIGAN) in the private sector.