“Little President,” defense chief,
one JBC member, four envoys hurdle CA
(Date Published: 20 October 2016)
“Little President” Executive Secretary Salvador C. Medialdea of the Office of the President (OP) and Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana, along with JBC member Toribio E. Ilao, Jr. and four ambassadors from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), breezed through the Commission on Appointments (CA) yesterday during its plenary session presided by President of the Senate / Chairman of the Commission Aquilino “Koko” L. Pimentel III.
In just one sitting at the committee deliberations and with no questions asked of Medialdea, the Committee on Government Corporations and
CA approves appointments of four cabinet secretaries
(Date Published: 13 October 2016)
Four cabinet secretaries got their “blessings” yesterday when their ad interim appointments were confirmed by the Commission on Appointments (CA). In its plenary session, the Commission confirmed the ad interim appointments of Hon. Alfonso G. Cusi as secretary of the Department of Energy (DOE), Hon. Carlos G. Dominguez III as secretary of the Department of Finance (DOF), Hon. Silvestre H. Bello III as secretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and Hon. Jose Ruperto Martin M. Andanar as secretary of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO).
Cusi, a Filipino businessman and politician from Oriental Mindoro, started his career in shipping when he joined the Aboitiz Shipping Company in 1973 as assistant comptroller. After his resignation in 1990, Cusi then ventured
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.
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
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.