CA confirms COA chief, COMELEC commissioner
and 50 other AFP ranking officers
(Published : 11 June 2015)
The ad interim appointments of Hon. Michael G. Aguinaldo and Hon. Maria Rowena V. Guanzon as Commission on Audit (COA) chairman and Commission on Elections (COMELEC) commissioner, respectively, were confirmed by the Commission on Appointments (CA) yesterday during its plenary session presided by President of the Senate / Chairman of the Commission Franklin M. Drilon. The last session day before Congress adjourned sine die also yielded the Commission’s confirmation of 50 ranking officers in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
The confirmation of the COA chief and COMELEC commissioner’s ad interim appointments sailed through the Commission without any hitches. They got the Commission’s approval in just one sitting during the deliberations of their ad interim appointment
Health Secretary Garin,
58 other DFA senior officials get CA approval
Published: (04 June 2015)
The Commission on Appointments (CA), 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 appointment of Hon. Janette L. Garin as secretary of the Department of Health (DOH). It was a short and a smooth-sailing journey for Garin in the CA wringer as its members found her “in the pink” for the position she was appointed to by the President, in just one sitting. Likewise, the confirmation of six ambassadors and 52 other senior officials in the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) came on the same day that the Commission’s foreign affairs committee deliberated on their nominations and ad interim appointments.
CA elects new members, officers,
COMELEC commissioner Lim confirmed
Published: March 12, 2015
The Commission on Appointments (CA), yesterday, convened in a plenary session presided by President of the Senate/Chairman of the Commission Franklin M. Drilon, to consider the election of its four new members from the Senate, the election of the Minority Floor Leader and Assistant Minority Floor Leader, the reorganization of committee chairmanships and memberships to various standing committees and the consideration of the recommendation of the Committee on Constitutional Commissions and Offices for the confirmation of the ad interim appointment of Hon. Arthur D. Lim as Commission on Elections (COMELEC) commissioner.
Elected as new members of the Commission were Sen. Maria Lourdes Nancy S. Binay(UNA) vice Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada, Sen. Gregorio B. Honasan II(Independent) vice Sen. Vicente C. Sotto III, Sen. Juan Edgardo “Sonny” M. Angara (LDP) vice Sen. Loren Legarda, and Sen. Manuel “Lito” M. Lapid (Lakas-CMD) vice Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago.
Thirty-seven AFP ranking
officers, 33 DFA senior officials
secure CA nod, Army General deferred
(Published: March 19, 2015)
The last session day before Congress adjourned for the Lenten season break yielded the Commission on Appointments’ (CA) confirmation of 37 ranking officers in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and 33 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 and nomination of AFP senior officers led by Lieutenant Generals Nicanor M. Vivar, Aurelio B. Baladad and Oscar P. Lopez, and Vice Admiral Alexander S. Lopez. Rep. Antonio A. Del Rosario, chair of the Commission’s defense committee, recommended their confirmation to the plenary with no objections raised.