News Release

PBBM reappoints Cacdac as DMW ad interim Secretary

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has reappointed Hans Leo Cacdac as ad interim Secretary of the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW).

The reappointment of Cacdac, indicated in a list of presidential appointees released by Malacañang on Friday, demonstrates President Marcos’ continued trust and confidence on the official.

The Second Regular Session of the 19th Congress adjourned sine die on Thursday, prompting the CA to defer Cacdac’s confirmation.

Before this, President Marcos appointed Cacdac as ad interim Secretary of the DMW in April this year, seven months after he was designated as officer-in-charge of the department in September 2023. He was designated DMW officer-in-charge after 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. PND