CA Panel Approves Sen. Cayetano's Appointment as Foreign Affairs Secretary


Former Vice Presidential candidate and one of the country's most brilliant lawmaker, Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano was approved by the Commission on Appointments in less than five minutes as an official nominee as Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs.


The committee's decision will now be referred to the plenary, which will vote to approve or reject the panel's hearing.

Committee on Appointment's chairman stated that Sen. Cayetano's nomination approval is considered as the "shortest confirmation hearing of a Cabinet Secretary."

Sen. Cayetano who is also a member of the Commission on Appointments, thanked his colleagues for letting him breeze through his confirmation hearing.

The Senator was quoted as saying "I make a commitment to you today and I will do my best na hindi ko kayo mapahiya (I won't fail you)," Cayetano told members of the CA.

Should the powerful CA effectively confirmed Sen. Cayetano as DFA Secretary he will be deemed resigned as a Senator. The veteran lawmaker will replace Perfecto Yasay who was rejected by the CA last Mach for lying under oath, Undersecretary Enrique Manalo took over the post in an acting capacity.

Source: CNN Philippines


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