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Aquino’s Cabinet in for CA rough sailing 07/30/2010

Friday, July 30, 2010

Aquino’s Cabinet in for CA rough sailing


07/30/2010
President Aquino’s appeal to Congress, through the Con-firmation on Appointments (CA) body, to go easy in screening his appointees when they are subjected to confirmation hearings, appeared to have fallen on deaf ears — at least on the part of the senators, some of whom are said to be out to scrutinize, with a fine-toothed comb, even former media practitioners who have been appointed by Aquino to positions with full Cabinet rank.

“Why should we be soft on anyone? We have to screen everybody with the same standards and I will ask the question you are asking me. Were you part of the LP (Liberal Party) campaign?” Sen. Loren Legarda said when asked to comment on the “hiring” of former broadcast journalists and a broadsheet columnist to form part of the so-called “communications group” of Malacañang.

From verified reports, Secretary Sonny Coloma who wrote a column in BusinessWorld and Secretary Ricky Carandang, a newsreader and TV talk show host at the ABS-CBN network, were still functioning as so-called journalists even when they were said to be part of the propaganda campaign of then LP presidential candidate Noynoy Aquino.... MORE

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