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Accommodate Roxas but let him pass thru CA — Angara By Angie M. Rosales 05/21/2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Accommodate Roxas but let him pass thru CA — Angara

By Angie M. Rosales 05/21/2011

If President Aquino is intent on giving a Cabinet position to his defeated running mate, former Sen. Manuel Roxas II, it should be a post that will have to pass through the bicameral Commission on Appointments (CA), Sen. Edgardo Angara said yesterday.

Angara, incidentally, was the first to warn of the possibility of further divisiveness in the Aquino administration if Roxas is appointed chief of staff, an appointment that the Palace said does not need to go through the confirmation process of the powerful CA.

“I think he should be given a position. But if he was to be given a position with a vast authority, then, let it be a position that’s to be a subject for confirmation by the Senate and by the CA so that his authority and responsibility will be subjected to scrutiny and the position can be examined. That’s my point, really,” Angara said.

Earlier, Angara noted that the plan of Aquino to issue an administrative order creating the Office of the Chief of Staff for Roxas may only complicate the affairs of the administration rather than contribute to its output, paricularly with the level of “factionalism” among supporters of Aquino..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/headlines/20110521hed3.html

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Anonymous said...

Pssst.. Mar... kiss muna. - Angara

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