Tag: Commission on Appointments

Confirmation Hearing for Comelec Chairman Sheriff Abas

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Sponsorship Speech for Manuel Antonio Teehankee as PH Representative to the WTO

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Mr. Chairman, distinguished colleagues, this Representation as Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs presided over a public hearing this morning to deliberate on the nomination of ATTY.  MANUEL ANTONIO JAVIER TEEHANKEE as Permanent Representative of the Republic of the Philippines to the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.

This committee, after deliberating on his qualifications and fitness during the said public hearing, determined that he is fit and qualified to be in the post where he has been nominated, and therefore ruled to recommend to the plenary his nomination for the consent of this body.

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Confirmation Hearing for COA, DAR and AFP Officials

Sen. Lacson at the Commission on Appointments’ confirmation hearings for:
– COA Commissioner Roland Pondoc
– DAR Secretary John Castriciones
– AFP officers

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Confirmation Hearing for Senior AFP Officers

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At the Commission on Appointments’ plenary session, Sen. Lacson delivered co-sponsorship speeches for the confirmation of Sen. Lorna Regina Legarda (PAF reserve colonel) and Rep. Roy Loyola (PA reserve colonel).

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Sponsorship Speech for New PH Ambassadors and Foreign Service Officer

The CA Committee on Foreign Affairs, chaired by Sen. Lacson, took up the appointments of:
Grace Relucio Princesa: Ambassador to Holy See with concurrent jurisdiction over Malta
Frank Revil Cimafranca: Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic with concurrent jurisdiction over Cyprus
Marichu Barredo Mauro: Ambassador to Brazil with concurrent jurisdiction over Colombia, Guyana, Suriname and Venezuela
Hjayceelyn Mancenido Quintana: Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates
Linglingay Fonacier Lacanlale: Ambassador to Argentina, with concurrent jurisdiction over Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay
Cesar Lee Hiong Wee: Ambassador to Indonesia
Ombra Jainal: Ambassador to the Czech Republic
Rowena F. Mutia: Foreign Service Officer, Class IV

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Mr. Chairman, distinguished colleagues, this Representation as Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, presided over a public hearing this morning to deliberate on the nominations of nine Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Department of Foreign Affairs – four of whom are Career Officers of the Department while the other five are political nominees – and one Foreign Service Officer.

Your Committee, after deliberating on their qualifications and fitness during the said public hearing, determined that they are fit and qualified to be in the posts where they are nominated and therefore ruled to recommend to the plenary their nominations for the consent of this body.

To this end, it is my honor and privilege to recommend that the Commission give its consent to the nominations of the following DFA Senior Officers, namely:

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Confirmation Hearing for Francisco Duque III as DOH Secretary

At the Commission on Appointments confirmation hearing for Francisco Duque III as DOH secretary, Sen. Lacson raised concerns about:
– the DOH’s supply chain and monitoring system for medicines and vaccines
– P7-billion budget for expanded immunization program parked at DOH central office
– a ‘disconnect’ in the needs assessment of local government units

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Sponsorship Speech for 4 Ambassadors at the Commission on Appointments

The CA’s foreign affairs committee chaired by Sen. Lacson deliberated on the nominations of four ambassadors:
Jocelyn S. Batoon-Garcia: Ambassador to Norway with jurisdiction over Iceland, Denmark, Finland, and Sweden.
Denis Yap Lepatan: Ambassador to Switzerland with jurisdiction over Liechtenstein.
Eduardo Jose Atienza de Vega: Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg, Commission of the European Communities and the Council of the European Union.
Demetrio Remedios Tuason: Ambassador to the United Mexican States, with jurisdiction over Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Dominican Republic, and Cuba.

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Mr. Chairman, distinguished colleagues, this Representation, as Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, presided over a public hearing this morning to deliberate on the nominations of four Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Department of Foreign Affairs, three of whom are career officers of the Department while one is a political nominee. Your committee, after deliberating on their qualifications and fitness during the public hearing, determined that they are fit and qualified to be in their posts where they are nominated and therefore ruled to recommend to the plenary their appointments for the consent of the body.

It is therefore my honor and privilege to recommend that the Commission give its consent to the nomination of the following DFA Senior Officers, namely:

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Sponsorship Speech for Ambassadors Maria Cleofe Rayos Natividad and Joseph del Mar Yap

Mr. Chairman, this Representation, as Chairman of your Committee on Foreign Affairs, presided a public hearing this morning to deliberate on the nominations of two Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Department of Foreign Affairs, and thereafter ruled to recommend to the plenary their nominations for the consent of the body.

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At the Confirmation Hearing for Foreign Service Officers

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Referred to the plenary:

MARIA CLEOFE RAYOS NATIVIDAD, nominated as Chief of Mission, Class I, as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Austria with concurrent jurisdiction over the Republic of Croatia, the Republic of Slovenia, and the Slovak Republic

JOSEPH DEL MAR YAP, nominated as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Singapore with the salary and emoluments of a Chief of Mission, Class I