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The 25-member Commission on Appointments (CA) confirmed yesterday the appointments of four members of the Duterte Cabinet after a marathon hearing by its four CA committees that determined their fitness to head their respective departments.
Confirmed were Alfonso Gaba Cusi as Department of Energy (DoE) secretary; Carlos Garcia Dominguez III , a banker, as Department of Finance (DoF) secretary; Silvestre Hernandez Bello as Department of Labor (DoLE) secretary; and Martin Marfori Andanar as secretary, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO).
The first Duterte Cabinet member to be confirmed by the CA last month was Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Benjamin Diokno. (Mario Casayuran)