President Rodrigo Duterte designates Undersecretary Emmanuel Leyco as DSWD officer-in-charge following the CA's rejection of Judy Taguiwalo as the agency's chief
Weeks before the confirmation hearing, the House contingent of the Commission on Appointments requested a security briefing on the Left, including the New People's Army
‘Given that I served for one year, I would have expected candor and frankness from the members who voted against my appointment,’ says the rejected Cabinet official
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'I wanted to tell him about corruption existing in my office. I have submitted the report. But I wanted to relay it to him personally,' Taguiwalo says
Vice President Leni Robredo also mentions her late husband Jesse, who died in 2012 before the CA could confirm him as DILG chief
Here's a glimpse of the former secretary in crisis situations during her stint at the Department of Social Welfare and Development
'She was fit for the job,' says Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III
(UPDATED) Lawmakers in the House Makabayan bloc call out the Commission on Appointments for rejecting the DSWD appointment of Judy Taguiwalo, a nominee of the Left in the Duterte Cabinet
Netizens are both angry and disappointed over the Commission on Appointments' rejection of Judy Taguiwalo as social welfare secretary
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(UPDATED) Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo is the 3rd Duterte Cabinet appointee to be rejected by the powerful body
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Social Welfare Secretary Taguiwalo, Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial, and Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano have been bypassed twice by the Commission on Appointments
Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial, whose confirmation is being opposed, has been caught giving contradicting statements on major health issues
Presidential Security Group commander Lope Dagoy was unable to attend his confirmation hearing, as he was with President Rodrigo Duterte in Russia
Incoming DFA chief Alan Peter Cayetano promises to use 'more diplomatic language' in defending President Rodrigo Duterte
'Naghahanap siya ng boto, [so] she should behave. Hindi 'yung parang nananakot or nang-iintimidate,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson after DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo said the CA is subjecting her to 'torture'
With more LP lawmakers possibly jumping ship to PDP-Laban, it may soon lack the minimum 24 members required to maintain its slot in the CA
Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial says she is 'positive' she would be confirmed by the powerful Commission on Appointments
The delay in her confirmation as DSWD secretary is a form of 'torture,' says Judy Taguiwalo
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(UPDATED) Senator Alan Peter Cayetano breezes through a 3-minute confirmation hearing where lawmakers asked not a single question
A 'dependable ally' yet an 'irritating enemy,' is how Senator Alan Peter Cayetano is described
'As union, obligado [kaming] suportahan sino man ang i-appoint na secretary. [Sana] maipagpatuloy 'yung nasimulan ni Secretary Lopez'
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Colleagues of Senator Alan Peter Cayetano welcome his appointment to the Department of Foreign Affairs
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, a retired general, acknowledges the challenges facing him at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Women's groups want the Senate ethics committee to 'impose a sanction' on the senator, 'commensurate to [his] insult'
Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV says someone clearly 'lied' about voting in favor of former environment secretary Gina Lopez
'Well, there's a presumption of regularity,' says Environment Undersecretary for Legal Affairs Maria Paz Luna
Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr's removal from the House contingent to the Commission on Appointments comes a day before a House probe into his banana firm's operations
Greenpeace activists storm the gates of DENR to protest the alleged influence of big business on government, calling for the reappointment of Gina Lopez as environment secretary
Nearly a year after it assumed power, can this presidency really afford to appoint people on the basis of competence and not loyalty or personal ties to the leader?
Senator Alan Peter Cayetano says Gina Lopez is not fit to be environment secretary because of her 'unwillingness to comply with institutional processes'
'Would these congressmen openly defy Duterte and reject Lopez if they are sure that he really wants her to be confirmed?' asks Senator Antonio Trillanes IV
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'Her rejection as Department of Environment Natural Resources Secretary shows how destructive industries continue to hold Philippine lawmakers by their necks'
'Sayang si Gina. I really like her passion,' says President Rodrigo Duterte after losing Gina Lopez as a Cabinet member
Senator Panfilo Lacson also says former environment secretary Gina Lopez 'has authoritarian tendencies'
'My experience with them is that these were persons of principle,' says the former environment chief of some lawmakers who voted against her confirmation