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CA confirms DFA, DAR chiefs' nominations

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MANILA, Philippines -- The Commission on Appointments (CA) on Tuesday approved the interim nomination of Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario and Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio delos Reyes.
 
However, the confirmation of Commission on Elections Chairman lawyer Sixto Brillantes was amended to include the deliberation on the ad interim appointment of Rasol Lamping Mitmug as Commissioner of the Civil Service Commission.
 
The deliberation on the nomination of Brillantes and Mitmug is scheduled for Wednesday.
 
The CA also approved the nominations of 21 ambassadors and ad interim appointments of 39 officers in the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).
 
Those whose nominations were approved as Chiefs of Mission Class 1 were Belen F. Anota, Victoria S. Bataclan, Virgnian H. Benavidez, Enrique A. Manalo, Bayani S. Mercado, Lourdes G, Morales, Cristina G. Ortega, George B. Reyes, Marilyn J. Alarilla, Generoso D.G. Calonge, and Leslie B. Gatan,
 
As Chiefs of Mission, Class II, approved were Leslie J. Baja, Eleanor L. Jaucian, Joselito A. Jimeno, Jose Eduardo E. Malaya III, Meynardo L.B Montealegre, Ma. Cleofe R. Natividad, Maria Rosario C. Aguinaldo, and Edgardo R. Manuel.
 
The CA also approved the nomination of Ezzedin H. Tago as ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Ramoncito S. Marino as ambassador to the Republic of Palau.
 
As Chief of Mission, Class II, approved were Benito B. Valeriano,  Petronila P. Garcia, Julius D. Torres, Jocelyn S,. Batoon-Garcia, Ma. Zeneida A. Collimson, Bayani V. Mangibin, Ma. Corazon Yap-Bahjin, Libran N. Cabactulan, Minda C. Cruz , Jose Arthur P. Ampeso, Virgilio  A. Reyes Jr., Olviia V. Palala, Noel Eugene Eusebio M. Servigon, Antonio A. Morales, Narciso T. Castaneda, Jesus S. Domingo, Cesar G. Orcine, Junever M. Mahilum-West, Joseph Gerard B. Angeles, Jjose R. Burgos, Celia Anna M. Feria, and Eduardo Jose A. De Vega.
 
Approved as Career Ministers were Ramond R. Balatbat, Christine Queenie C. Mangumay, Armando L. Comia, Angelica C. Escalona, Paul Vincent L. Uy, Henry S. Bensurto Jr., Lourdes S. Tabamo, Uriel Norman R. Garibay, and Adrian Bernie C. Candolada.
 
And as Foreign Service Officers, Class I, approved were Pete Raymond V. Delfin, Melchor P. Lalunio Jr., Kristine Leilani R. Salle,. Angelo V. Amonoy, Noel M. Novincio, Myca Magnolia M. Fisher, Val Simon T. Roque, and Arman R. Talbo.

DFA Secretary del Rosario and DAR Secretary Virgilio delos Reyes were nominated when Congress was in recess, making their nomination ad interim. Since the CA approved their interim nomination, they now enjoy the full powers of their respective offices.

 

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