Davao City councilor Acosta named as new MinDA head


President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Davao City Councilor Maria Belen Sunga Acosta as the new chairperson of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA).

Acting Presidential Spokesperson and Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles confirmed this, saying that Acosta will assume the post for six years.

“The Palace confirms that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed on January 6, 2022, the appointment of Maria Belen Sunga Acosta as Chairperson of Mindanao Development Authority for a term of six years,” he said.

Nograles said the Palace wishes Acosta all the best in her new assignment.

“(We) are confident that she will continue the initiatives her predecessors pursued to accelerate the socioeconomic growth of Mindanao,” he added.

Acosta replaced Emmanuel Pinol, who was deemed resigned when he filed his certificate of candidacy for senator last October