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Atty. Ryan Alvin R. Acosta sits as new commissioner of the Civil Service Commission (CSC), the central human resource agency of the Philippine government.

Commissioner Acosta, 42, served as Deputy Executive Secretary for Legal Affairs of the Office of the President before he was nominated to said new role. His nomination was confirmed by the Commission on Appointments on 2 February.

CSC Commissioner Aileen Lourdes A. Lizada expressed welcoming words for the incoming official. “I congratulate Commissioner Acosta on his confirmation by the Commission on Appointments. We at the CSC look forward to working with him on critical programs and significant reforms to improve efficiency, effectiveness, and professionalism in the civil service,” she said.

Commissioner Acosta started his career as Foreign Affairs Research Specialist at the Foreign Service Institute from 2000 to 2006, then moved to the private sector as associate and legal counsel from 2007 to 2015, and returned to government service as technical assistant at the Office of the President in 2015. He was appointed as Deputy Executive Secretary for Legal Affairs in an acting capacity in July 2016, then formally assumed said position in December 2017.

He replaces former Commissioner Leopoldo Roberto W. Valderosa Jr., who finished his term in February 2020, and will join Commissioner Lizada at the Commission en banc. Meanwhile, the chairperson post is vacant after former Chairperson Alicia dela Rosa-Bala ended her term last 2 February.