A former military man, an ex-senator, a former rebel soldier, but with a Master’s degree in Business Management are the foremost qualities of Secretary Gringo Honasan. He is the new Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) chief and he took his oath last Monday, 1 July 2019.
He is not a graduate of Information Technology but he was appointed because of his management skills. Yet, as per Section 11 of the DICT Act of 2015, it mentions
“that no person shall be appointed secretary, undersecretary or assistant secretary of the agency unless he or she has at least seven years of competence and expertise in any of the following: information and communications technology, information technology service management, information security management, cybersecurity, data privacy, e-commerce or human development in the information communication technology sector.”
Don’t judge a book by its cover.