President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech during the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation (RMAF) 2015 Presentation Ceremonies at the Main Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on Monday(August 31, 2015). Established in 1957, the Ramon Magsaysay Awards is Asia's highest honor and is widely regarded as the region's equivalent to the Nobel Prize. (MNS photo)

President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech during the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation (RMAF) 2015 Presentation Ceremonies at the Main Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on Monday(August 31, 2015). Established in 1957, the Ramon Magsaysay Awards is Asia’s highest honor and is widely regarded as the region’s equivalent to the Nobel Prize. (MNS photo)

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III has appointed a former consultant with the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) to the country’s Commission on Climate Change

Aquino named Emmanuel de Guzman as the new climate change commissioner, replacing Naderev Saño, who resigned in April.

De Guzman’s appointment papers were signed by the President last July 25. He will serve as climate change commissioner until February 15 next year.

An economist by profession, De Guzman finished degrees from the University of Geneva, Boston University School of Public Health and Ateneo Graduate School of Business.

The new climate change commissioner has years of professional experience in disaster risk reduction, advising national and local government agencies on capacity development. (MNS)