News Release

From Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella – On the non-confirmation of the progressive members of the Cabinet

The President personally handpicked the members of his Cabinet. As PRRD’s alter egos, they have his complete trust and unequivocal support.

We saw this when his Cabinet members were given ad-interim appointments after being successively rejected by the Commission on Appointments (CA).

The President, however, adheres to the rule of law. He respects the independence of constitutional bodies and the separation of powers of the different branches of the government.

The Chief Executive therefore does not interfere with and abides by the CA’s exercise of its constitutional power.