PRESIDENT Aquino named banker Emilio de Quiros Jr. as president of the Social Security System and sugarcane plantation owner and farmer advocate Ma. Regina Bautista-Martin as administrator of the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA).
De Quiros replaced Romulo Neri while Bautista-Martin succeeded Rafael Coscolluela.
De Quiros, brother of columnist Conrado de Quiros, has been executive vice president of the Bank of Philippine Islands since 2004.
Columnist Conrado de Quiros has in recent months exhibited a zealous support for the dubious concept of the "Edsa spirit" to the extent of claiming that the 2010 Presidential Election was an "Edsa masquerading as an election".