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Whether to stay or not up to appointees — Palace By Aytch S. de la Cruz 06/06/2010

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Whether to stay or not up to appointees — Palace

By Aytch S. de la Cruz

Malacañang said it will not encourage the so-called midnight appointees of President Arroyo to do an Anita Carpon, Arroyo’s manicurist who declined her designation as a member of the board of the Pag-Ibig social fund, stressing that the 169 new appointments of Arroyo prior to a ban on government postings before the May 10 elections are “within the bounds of law with ample time for the appointing authority to issue such appointments.”
Other estimates place the midnight appointments of Arroyo at 250.

Deputy presidential spokesman Rogelio Peyuan yesterday said Arroyo would leave to the individual judgments
of the appointees whether or not to heed the advice of Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and Senator Francis Escudero for them to resign to give incoming President Benigno Aquino III a free hand to name his choices for government positions. 

Peyuan’s statement was in contrast with the statement of another Palace spokesman, Charito Planas, who told reporters in a briefing last Friday that the Palace is advising the “latest appointees” to submit courtesy resignation to the incoming administration. 

Planas said there were no irregularity in the appointments made by President Arroyo but she suggested to these appointees to submit courtesy resignation to the next administration.... MORE    

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