MANILA, Philippines – Occidental Mindoro Representative Josephine Ramirez Sato finds herself in the headlines after grilling two appointees of President Rodrigo Duterte.
As a member of the powerful Commission on Appointments (CA), Sato is among the lawmakers who are checking the qualifications of Cabinet officials. Lawyer Perfecto Yasay Jr – now the former foreign affairs secretary – and Environment Secretary Gina Lopez had to answer a barrage of questions from the feisty congresswoman.
What does Sato and the rest of the CA members look for in a Cabinet official? How does she assess the House leadership under Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez?
Watch the discussion on Rappler. – Rappler.com