Dr. Aniceto C. Orbeta Jr. took his oath of office before Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick T. Chua, director-general of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and chairperson of the PIDS Board of Trustees (BOT), in a virtual ceremony on August 2, 2021. Orbeta succeeded Dr. Celia M. Reyes, who served as PIDS president from March 1, 2018 to July 31, 2021.
The oathtaking was attended by members of the PIDS BOT, namely, Atty. Raphael M. Lotilla, Dr. Gilberto M. Llanto, and Dr. Maria Cynthia Rose B. Bautista. The PIDS management committee consisting of Vice President Marife M. Ballesteros, Director Andrea S. Agcaoili, Director Sheila V. Siar, and Director Renee C. Ajayi also witnessed the memorable event.