Binay to give Cabinet posts to ex-Arroyo officials
MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Jejomar Binay said on Sunday, April 24, that he will give Cabinet positions to at least two officials of the Arroyo administration: former finance chief Margarito Teves and former finance secretary Peter Favila.
Binay named the potential members of his Cabinet during the “fast talk” portion of the 3rd presidential debate in Pangasinan on Sunday hosted by ABS-CBN and Manila Bulletin.
Asked for 3 names, the Vice President said he would also appoint Pag-IBIG president Darlene Berberabe as education secretary.
Teves is among the advisers in the Binay campaign team, along with some other allies of the former president.
During the segment, Binay was also asked if he would allow house arrest of Arroyo. "Yes, yes, yes, as a matter of right to bail," he said.
It's been reported that Arroyo supports the candidacy of Binay.
Other candidates were also asked questions on their Cabinet members.
Would administration standard-bearer Manuel “Mar” Roxas II give a Cabinet post to Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr if he is elected vice president? Roxas said, “Oo naman, kung siya ang mananalo. Pero si Leni Robredo ang mananalo (Of course, if he wins. But Leni Robredo will win).”
Asked what Cabinet position he would give female officials, Duterte said the Department of Tourism or, “if they are smart enough, to finance.” – Rappler.com
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