PNoy urged not to reappoint bypassed officials

Posted at 06/27/12 5:44 PM

MANILA, Philippines - House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez is urging the Aquino administration not to reappoint Cabinet members already bypassed by the bicameral Commission on Appointments (CA).

"It is true that this is a Presidential prerogative, but we will remind the President that he himself denounced this practice under the previous administration when he filed Senate bill 1719 during the 14th Congress,” he said.

Suarez noted that appointees fail to hurdle the CA sometimes because of conflicts with its members.

"So hindi tinitignan iyong issue ng capability, the credibility, the capacity to perform as a Secretary hindi nakikita kasi kagalit noong isang Senador o Congressman. Alam naman ninyo pag isang Senador at Congressman ang tumutol sa iyo talaga namang isi-section 20 ka niyan talagang hindi ka na mako-confirm,” he said.