Budget chief Diokno gets CA nod
(Date Published: 29 September 2016)
The ad interim appointment of Hon, Benjamin E. Diokno as secretary the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) was confirmed by the Commission on Appointments (CA) yesterday in its plenary session presided by President of the Senate / Chairman of the Commission Aquilino “Koko” L. Pimentel III. Budget Secretary Diokno was the first cabinet official of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s administration to be taken up and confirmed by the Commission.
The budget chief sailed through without hitches at the committee level. As there was no opposition to his appointment and no questions were raised by any of the CA members, it did not take long for the budget and management committee, headed by Sen. Juan Miguel F. Zubiri, to recommend for the approval of Diokno’s
AFP Chief Visaya, 24 other military senior officers course through CA
(Date Published : 22 September 2016)
The nominations and ad interim appointments of 25 senior officers from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) were confirmed by the Commission on Appointments (CA) yesterday in its plenary session presided by President of the Senate/Chairman of the Commission Aquilino “Koko” L. Pimentel III. Their nominations and ad interim appointments were the first to be taken up by the Commission since it organized and started to buckle down to work in the 17th Congress.
CA confirms record high 196 AFP ranking officers,
28 DFA senior officials
(Date Published: 02 June 2016)
The last session day before the 16th Congress adjourned sine die yielded the Commission on Appointments’ (CA) confirmation of a record high 196 ranking officers in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and 28 senior officials from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).
The Commission, yesterday, in its plenary session presided by President of the Senate/Chairman of the Commission Franklin M. Drilon, gave its consent to the ad interim appointments of AFP senior officers led by Lieutenant General Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero and Major Generals Carlito G. Galvez, Ferdinand F. Quidilla, Jose P. Tanjuan, Jr., Arnold A. Mancita and Manolito P. Orense, and Rear Admiral Raul R. Ubando. Rep. Roy M. Loyola, chair of the Commission’s defense committee, recommended their confirmation to the plenary with no objections raised.
CA elects Members for 17th Congress
(Date Published : 19 August 2016)
The 25-Member bicameral Commission on Appointments (CA), chaired by President of the Senate and ex officio Chairman of the Commission on Appointments Aquilino “Koko” L. Pimentel III (PDP-LABAN), formally constituted itself and convened yesterday in plenary session to officially swear into office its Members, who were elected from the Senate and House of Representatives, respectively, for the First Regular Session of the 17th Congress.
From the Senate, elected as CA Members on the part of the Majority were: Senators Alan Peter “Compañero” S. Cayetano (NP), Juan Miguel F. Zubiri (Independent), Franklin M. Drilon (LP), Francis “Kiko” N. Pangilinan (LP), Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV (LP), Gregorio B. Honasan II (UNA), Panfilo M. Lacson (Independent), Loren Legarda (NPC), Vicente C. Sotto III (NPC), Joseph Victor G. Ejercito (UNA) and Emmanuel “Manny” D. Pacquiao (UNA). Sen. Ralph G. Recto (LP) was elected on the part of the Minority.
COA and COMELEC commissioners hurdle CA
(Date Published : 25 May 2016)
Amid the busy schedules of the two chambers of Congress convening in joint session as the National Board of Canvassers which counts the votes for president and vice president yesterday, the officers and members of the Commission on Appointments (CA) still managed to beat the odds of mustering a quorum and confirmed two key officials under the constitutional commissions and offices committee, headed by Sen. Teofisto “TG” Guingona III.
The ad interim appointments of Hon. Isabel B. Dasalla-Agito and Hon. Sheriff M. Abas as Commission on Audit (COA) and Commission on Elections (COMELEC) commissioners, respectively, were confirmed by the Commission yesterday during its plenary session presided by President of the Senate / Chairman of the Commission Franklin M. Drilon.