LIST: Who are Bongbong Marcos' appointees?

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — A number of appointees of President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, Jr. have started their stints, but some key positions remain vacant a day after the Marcos administration began its six-term term on June 30.

The top positions at the Departments of Health, Science and Technology, Energy, Environment, and Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development have yet to be filled.

Marcos has nominated the following:

Enrique Manalo, Department of Foreign Affairs

Seasoned career diplomat Enrique Manalo will lead the Department of Foreign Affairs as the first career diplomat to be appointed to the post in nearly two decades.

Manalo, who served as Philippine Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York under former President Rodrigo Duterte, will succeed DFA chief Teodoro Locsin Jr. He has been with DFA for more than four decades.

Jose Calida, Commission on Audit

Outgoing Solicitor General Calida has been tapped as the next chairman of the Commission on Audit.

Prior to his role in the Duterte administration, Calida served as Justice Undersecretary from 2001 to 2004. He also previously held the Executive Director post at the Dangerous Drugs Board.

Wick Veloso, Government Service Insurance System

Jose Arnulfo "Wick" Veloso will serve as the president and general manager of the GSIS.

Veloso is the president and CEO of the Philippine National Bank. He served as president of the Bankers Association of the Philippines.

Jaime Bautista, Department of Transportation

Bautista is Philippine Airlines' former president and chief operating officer. Bautista, a Certified Public Accountant, worked at the flag carrier for 25 years and was its president for a combined 13 years before retiring for the second time in 2019.

Silvestre 'Bebot' Bello III, Manila Economic and Cultural Office

Bello, the ougoing Department of Labor and Employment secretary, has been chosen as the chairman and resident representative-designate of the MECA.

Before serving as DOLE chief, Bello worked at the Department of Justice as undersecretary before becoming secretary twice -- from 1991 to 1992 under former President Corazon Aquino and then acting secretary in 1998 under former President Fidel Ramos. He was also solicitor general from 1996 to 1998.

Karlo Nograles, Civil Service Commission

Nograles was renominated as the CSC chairman-designate. Nograles was Davao City's 1st District representative for eight years before Duterte appointed him to several posts including cabinet secretary, acting presidential spokesperson and chairman of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Zero Hunger.

Ferdinand Marcos Jr., Department of Agriculture

Marcos nominated himself as secretary of the Department of Agriculture, saying he would take on the role "for now" as the country wrestles with food security concerns amid the rising cost of fuel.

He said taking on the role of DA chief would prove his administration was taking issues concerning the agricultural sector seriously, and also that it would help move things "quickly."

Ricardo De Leon, National Intelligence Coordinating Agency

De Leon is a retired director general of the Philippine National Police. He was a member of the Philippine Military Academy "Matatag" Class of 1971, and is currently serving as president of the Philippine Public Safety College.

Lilia Guillermo, Bureau of Internal Revenue

Guillermo is currently the assistant governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, where she spearheads the Technology and Digital Innovation Office. She was also a former deputy commissioner of the BIR.

Juan Ponce Enrile, Presidential Legal Counsel

Enrile served as the justice secretary and defense minister during the administration of Marcos' father.

He played a key role against the elder Marcos in the 1986 People Power revolution.

Menardo Guevarra, Solicitor General

Guevarra is currently the justice secretary of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Clarita Carlos, National Security Council

Carlos, a retired political science professor from the University of the Philippines, has been named national security adviser. She also served as president of the National Defense College of the Philippines and currently heads the think tank Center for Political and Democratic Reform, Inc.

Conrado Estrella III, Department of Agrarian Reform

Estrella is a former ABONO party-list representative who served as a deputy speaker under the 18th Congress. He is the grandson of Conrado Estrella Sr., the agrarian reform chief of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr.

Ivan John Uy, Department of Information and Communications Technology

Uy is a lawyer and was chairman of the then-Commission on Information and Communications and Technology under then Presdident Benigno Aquino III. He is corporate secretary of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Amenah Pangandaman, Department of Budget and Management

Pangandaman is an assistant governor at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas and was once Budget assistant secretary.

Erwin Tulfo, Department of Social Welfare and Development

Tulfo is a broadcaster and brother of Senator-elect Raffy Tulfo.

Cristina Frasco, Department of Tourism

Frasco is the spokesperson of Vice President-elect Sara Duterte and the reelected mayor of Liloan, Cebu in the May 9 polls.

Maria Zenaida Angping, Presidential Management Staff

Angping was representative of Manila's 3rd District from 2007 until 2016. She also worked for the Office of the Governor of Leyte.

Antonio Lagdameo Jr., Special Assistant to the President

Lagdameo was representative of Davao del Norte's 2nd District from 2007 to 2016. Marcos said he asked Lagdameo to become special assistant as they know each other well and because he knew the job would be an "easy position for him to pick up."

Manny Bonoan, Department of Public Works and Highways

Bonoan is president and chief executive officer of SMC Tollways. At a briefing on May 26, Marcos said Bonoan spent most of his professional career at the DPWH and he is confident Bonoan would do a good job.

Alfredo Pascual, Department of Trade and Industry

Pascual is president of the Management Association of the Philippines. He was once president of the University of the Philippines System from 2011 to 2017.

Felipe Medalla, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Medalla, an economist who has been a member of the monetary board since 2011, will replace Diokno. He also served as a former socioeconomic planning secretary.

Benjamin Diokno, Department of Finance

Diokno is current governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, a post he is set to occupy until July 2023, but will vacate once he assumes office under the new administration.

Trixie Cruz-Angeles, Presidential Communications Operations Office

Lawyer-turned-vlogger and radio commentator Trixie Cruz-Angeles has accepted the nomination to be secretary of the Presidential Communications Operations Office. Spokesperson Rodriguez said her role as press secretary will be limited to a "talking head" during media briefings.

Cruz-Angeles was previously part of PCOO from July 2017 to 2018 as a social media strategist.

Arsenio Balisacan, Socioeconomic Planning and National Economic and Development Authority

Balisacan is also returning to familiar ground as head of NEDA. He held the same post under the administration of former Presdident Benigno Aquino III.

He is an economist and chairman of the Philippine Competition Commission.

Susan "Toots" Ople, Department of Migrant Workers

Ople founded the non-profit organization Blas Ople Policy Center, named after her late father who in 1976 initiated overseas employment as labor secretary under the administration of Ferdinand E. Marcos.

She was once Labor undersecretary and under the new administration will take over the newly formed department which merges several agencies to address the needs of overseas workers.

Bienvenido Laguesma, Department of Labor and Employment

Laguesma will take on the role he previously held under then President Joseph Estrada's administration.

He is a lawyer who also served as a member of the governing board of the Social Security System.

Rep. Boying Remulla, Department of Justice

Cavite Rep. Jesus Crispin "Boying" Remulla has accepted the offer to be justice secretary.

If the appointment pushes through, Remulla should vacate his congressional seat for Cavite 7th District.

Vic Rodriguez, Office of the Executive Secretary

Marcos' long-time chief of staff and spokesperson Vic Rodriguez has taken on the challenge as incoming executive secretary.

The post of executive secretary is often given the monicker "Little President" due to its mandate "to directly assist the President in the management of affairs of the government as well as to direct the operations of the Executive Office." The official also has to make sure that all directives and orders of the chief executive are carried out.

Benhur Abalos, Department of the Interior and Local Government

Former Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Chairman Benhur Abalos was tapped to lead the DILG.

In February, Abalos left his MMDA post to serve as Marcos' national campaign manager.

Sara Duterte, Department of Education

Marcos' running mate and Vice President Sara Duterte was the first appointee that Marcos handpicked. She will serve as Secretary of Education.

Duterte, the daughter of outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte, welcomed her nomination and emphasized the need to have a new generation of advocates for peace and discipline.