MANILA, Philippines – “Change is coming.”
This was president-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s winning campaign slogan. After getting a decisive mandate from millions of Filipino voters in the 2016 elections, Duterte has started to form his administration.
His transition committee earlier suggested that the incoming Cabinet will be patterned after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s gender-balanced, youthful team.
So far, does Duterte’s choice of Cabinet members reflect the Canadian model that has been praised around the world? Are the nominees the best ones to help him deliver on his promise of change?
Scrutinize Duterte’s nominees
MovePH, Rappler’s civic engagement arm, is introducing the first crowdsourced vetting process in the country that gives you an opportunity to scrutinize Duterte’s nominees.
- Does the nominee have the knowledge and experience for the job?
- Does the nominee have conflict of interest?
- Is the nominee facing or is linked to graft and corruption cases?
- What do you know about the nominee’s lifestyle?
If you have tips about the nominees you want us to pursue, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On X, a free platform for Rappler’s community, you can also share other relevant information, stories, photos, and links to videos about the nominees.
1) VET THE NOMINEES
Click a name and post information about the nominee.
Acting Foreign Affairs: Former Securities and Exchange Commission chief
Perfecto Yasay Jr
Transportation and Communications:
Finance: Former agriculture secretary
Carlos Dominguez III
Agriculture: Former North Cotabato governor Emmanuel “Manny” Piñol
Public Works and Highways: Las Piñas Representative Mark Villar
Mindanao peace process: Jesus Dureza
PAGCOR: Former Bureau of Immigration chief Andrea Domingo
Defense: Former defense chief Gibo Teodoro
Department of Justice Vitaliano Aguirre
Department of Environment and Natural Resources Carlos Isagani Zarate
Solicitor General Jose Calida
Department of Energy Alfonso Cusi
Department of Labor and Employment Silvestre Bello III
National Economic and Development Authority Ernesto Pernia
Secretary to the Cabinet Leoncio “Jun” Evasco
Presidential Security Group Rolando Bautista
Department of Budget and Management Benjamin Diokno
Department of Education Leonor Briones
2) SUGGEST AND VET NAMES FOR THE FOLLOWING OPEN POSITIONS
In the comment box below or on X, you can also recommend and make a list of your preferred nominees for the following positions:
- Department of Health (DOH)
- Department of Tourism (DOT)
- Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
- Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)
- Department of Science and Technology (DOST)
- National Security Council (NSC), National Security Adviser and Director-General
- Office of the Chief Presidential Legal Counsel (OCPLC)
- Presidential Management Staff (PMS)
- Commission on Higher Education (CHED)
- Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA)
- Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO)
- Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO)
- Presidential Legislative Liaison Office (PLLO)
- National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC)
- Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA)
- Office of the Political Adviser (OPA)
- Office of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF)
- Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)
- Governance Commission for GOCCs (GCG)
- Presidential Assistant for Environment (PAE)
- Presidential Assistant for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization (PAFSAM)
- Climate Change Commission (CCC)
- Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO)
The following agencies have been offered to the Left. Name qualified left-leaning personalities you would like to recommend:
- Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR)
- Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)
- Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)
- Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)
Be part of the change by helping promote transparency and accountability in the new government. Start with those who will surround the president. – Rappler.com