Malacañang announced on Tuesday that journalist and writer Jose "Joe" was appointed as the new manager of the Philipinian Information Agency . The Presidential Communication Office said Torres's appointment was dated May 19, 2023. Torres, which replaces Ramon Caloping III, will have the rank of VI director. On Monday, Caloping announced that his resignation on April 4, 2023 was already accepted. "I have announced this development to my PIA officials and staff.Said. "I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as the Presidential Communication Office from 2016 to 2020 and as the Undersecretary and DG of the PIA since 2020," he added. Malacañang has previously announced that Paulino Gutierrez has been appointed as the new general manager of the Media Security Presidential Mission Force . Other new appointments include Karlo Fermin Adriano - Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Finance Alberto Francisco Pascucal - Vice President and Chairman of the Executive Board and Board Member, Philippine Guarantee Corporation Gilbert Cacatian - Director IV, Ministry of Labor and Employment George Almaden - Director IV, Transportation Safety Office, Ministry of Transportation KAREN KREEZ TANGCO-PASCASIO-DİDERTER IV, Management Commission for State or Controlled Companies; Vanessa Grace Samson - Chief Executive Assistant, Presidential Legislative Contact Office. - Anna Felicia BajoKBKRSJ, GMA Integrated News