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.
CA confirms 28 AFP ranking officers, Minority Floor Leader Enrile blocks five envoys, COA and CSC Commissioners
(Date Published : 04 February 2016)
The last session day before Congress adjourned for the long election campaign yielded the Commission on Appointments’ (CA) confirmation of 28 ranking officers in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
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 Generals Romeo T. Tanalgo, Glorioso V. Miranda and Mayoralgo M. Dela Cruz.
The confirmation of the AFP ranking officers was not an easy journey, however, as they faced a thorough scrutiny during the deliberations at the Commission’s defense committee headed by Rep. Roy M. Loyola. Minority Floor Leader Juan Ponce Enrile grilled the three lieutenant generals on what they would have done if they were the ones in charge during the Mamasapano incident that resulted in the death of 44 special Action Force (SAF) commandos on January 25, 2015. Enrile, satisfied of the reply of the generals, did not object to the motion recommending the appointees for favorable plenary action.
CA Vice Chair Sarmiento’s nomination
as DILG Chief gets CA nod in no time, COMELEC chair OK’d
(Date Published: 23 September 2015)
Former Western Samar Representative and Liberal Party secretary general, current head of the House contingent to the Commission on Appointments (CA), now Interior and Local Government Secretary Hon. Mel Senen S. Sarmiento, got the Commission on Appointments’ nod on his nomination yesterday in its plenary session presided by President of the Senate / Chairman of the Commission Franklin M. Drilon. The ad interim appointment of Hon. Juan Andres D. Bautista as chairman of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC), was, likewise, confirmed by the Commission in the same plenary session.
Following the endorsement of DILG Secretary Mar Roxas by President Benigno S. Aquino III to be the ruling Liberal Party’s standard-bearer in the 2016 presidential polls, former Western Samar Representative Sarmiento was nominated by the President to take the reins of the department last September 11, 2015.
CSC Chair, JBC Member, 16 DFA senior officials, 77 military senior officers secure CA nod
(Date Published: 18 December 2015)
Hon. Alicia Dela Rosa-Bala, chairperson of the Civil Service Commission (CSC), Hon. Maria Milagros N. Fernan-Cayosa, member, representing the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Judicial and Bar Council (JBC), Supreme Court of the Philippines, 17 senior officials from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and 77 senior officers from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) got their early Christmas presents yesterday when their nominations and ad interim appointments were confirmed by the Commission on Appointments (CA), in its plenary session, presided by President of the Senate/Chairman of the Commission Franklin M. Drilon, before Congress’ adjourns for the Christmas break.
AFP Chief Irriberi, 104 other military senior officers course through CA
(Published: 09 September 2015)
The nominations and ad interim appointments of 105 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 Franklin M. Drilon.
The CA committee on defense, chaired by Rep. Antonio A. Del Rosario, deliberated on and recommended for confirmation the nominations and ad interim appointments of 105 AFP officers, with no less than the AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Hernando Delfin Carmelo A. Irriberi, heading the approved appointments.
Irriberi, 55, replaced Gen. Gregorio Pio P. Catapang, Jr. whose mandatory retirement from service took effect upon reaching the age of 56 last July. Prior to his appointment as AFP chief, Irriberi served as the 56th commanding general of the Philippine Army since February 2014.