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CA confirms army reservist Colonel Sara Duterte

Mar 11, 2020 - 4:56 PM

The Commission on Appointments also confirms 21 senior officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines led by Navy chief Vice Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo

CONFIRMED. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte and senior AFP officials post for a photo at the Senate session hall. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

CA defers twin appointments of PH ambassador to Thailand

Mar 04, 2020 - 7:25 PM

The Commission on Appointments confirms the ad interim appointment of Philippine Air Force commander Lieutenant General Allen Paredes, along with 4 other generals and 24 foreign affairs officials

DEFFERED. The confirmation of Philippine ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand Millicent Cruz-Paredes has been derailed at the Commission on Appointments (CA) on March 4, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

CA confirms Wendel Avisado as budget secretary

Feb 26, 2020 - 3:07 PM

Budget Secretary Wendel Avisado assured the Commission on Appointments that he will be the 'first to go' if there is corruption at the Department of Budget and Management under his watch

Secretary Wendel Avisado of the Department of Budget and Management takes questions from the Commission on Appointments committee on budget and management at the Senate on February 26, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

New AFP chief Felimon Santos Jr: PH can 'move on without VFA'

Feb 12, 2020 - 3:19 PM

(UPDATED) New military chief Felimon Santos Jr says the termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement will not be a loss to the Philippines

VFA. Newly confirmed AFP Chief of Staff General Felimon Santos says the Philippines can live without the Visiting Forces Agreement with the United State. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

CA confirms William Dar as agriculture secretary

Dec 17, 2019 - 8:56 PM

'It could not have come at the most opportune time. The department in this junction of time needs a leader like him,' says Senator Cynthia Villar, chair of the Senate committee on agriculture

SECRETARY. William Dar gets the nod of Commission on Appointments as agriculture secretary. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Online rescheduling of passport appointments 'temporarily unavailable'

Nov 27, 2019 - 2:19 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs says this is due to an upgrade in their online appointment system

CA confirms Clement as AFP chief, Cusi as PMA superintendent

Nov 13, 2019 - 8:48 PM

AFP chief Lt Gen Noel Clement believes martial law in Mindanao should no longer be extended beyond 2019

CONFIRMED. AFP Chief of Staff Lt Gen Noel Clement (L) and PMA Superintendent Rear Admiral Allan Cusi (RA) gets CA nod. Photo by JC Gotinga/Rappler

CA defers confirmation of Philippine envoy to U.N.

Sep 25, 2019 - 8:05 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson says the members of the Commission on Appointments panel were not satisfied with Rodolfo Robles' answers

DEFERRED. Rodolfo Robles has to wait for the next Commission on Appointments hearing to try again, or else he would be bypassed by the body. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

CA confirms Gringo Honasan as DICT chief

Sep 11, 2019 - 11:23 AM

(UPDATED) DICT Secretary Gregorio Honasan II says he would prioritize providing better connectivity in the country

CONFIRMED. Longtime senator Gregorio Honasan II gets the nod of the Commission on Appointments. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

CA confirms Cirilito Sobejana as AFP Westmincom chief

Sep 04, 2019 - 4:58 PM

Marawi-based 103rd Infantry Brigade commander Brigadier General Romeo Brawner Jr also gets the nod of the powerful Commission on Appointments

CONFIRMED. Lt Gen Cirilito Sobejana has been confirmed by the Commission on Appointments. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Malacañang says CA nod not needed for Diokno appointment as BSP governor

Mar 06, 2019 - 9:07 AM

The New Central Bank Act states that the appointment of BSP governor, as head of a department, requires CA confirmation. But the Palace cites a Supreme Court ruling that states no law can add to the types of government officials needing CA approval

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

CA confirms Año as DILG chief, Bautista as DSWD secretary

Feb 06, 2019 - 4:10 PM

The Commission on Appointments also confirms 5 foreign affairs officials and the promotion of 43 senior military officers

CONFIRMED. Senate President and Commission on Appointments chair Vicente Sotto III with newly-confirmed Civil Service Commissioner Aileen Lizada, DILG Secretary Eduardo Año (third from left), and DSWD Secretary Rolando Bautista on February 6, 2019. PRIB Photo by Cesar Tomambo

Commission on Appointments confirms Madrigal as AFP chief

Jan 30, 2019 - 5:24 PM

No one objected to AFP chief Benjamin Madrigal Jr's confirmation

CA confirms Madrigal as AFP chief: Newly-installed Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Benjamin Madrigal Jr. poses with Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III, concurrent Commission on Appointments (CA) chair; San Juan City Rep. Ronaldo Zamora, CA vice chair (far left); Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel “Migz” F. Zubiri (second from right); and Zamboanga Rep. Seth Jalosjos (rightmost), CA committee on national defense chair, after earning the confirmation of the bicameral body on his promotion to the post last December. Photo by Alex Nueva España/PRIB

Teddyboy Locsin confirmed as Philippine foreign secretary

Nov 28, 2018 - 10:19 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Foreign Secretary Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr defends the Duterte administration's foreign policy before the Commission on Appointments

TOP DIPLOMAT. Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr faces the powerful Commission on Appointments on November 28, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva

LIVE: Confirmation hearing of DFA chief Teddyboy Locsin

Nov 28, 2018 - 9:24 AM

Foreign Secretary Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr is set to appear before the powerful Commission on Appointments, which screens the President's appointees

Sotto says Honasan to leave Senate for DICT

Nov 03, 2018 - 11:26 PM

Senate President Vicente Sotto III says the number of senators 'may be reduced' to 22 when the Senate resumes session in November

NEW DICT HEAD? Senate President Vicento Sotto III says Senator Gringo Honasan may soon accept the offer to head DICT. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Commission on Appointments approves promotion of 74 military officers

Oct 10, 2018 - 5:12 PM

Armed Forces of the Philippines spokesman Edgard Arevalo and 6th Infantry Division commander Cirilito Sobejano were among those confirmed

Newly promoted military officers pose with with Senate Pro Tempore Ralph Recto and Senate President Vicente Sotto III during the confirmation hearing on October 10, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DFA: July-September passport appointment slots still available

Jun 25, 2018 - 7:30 PM

'Please click refresh as online appointments become available from time to time,' says the Department of Foreign Affairs

DFA to open 100,000 passport appointment slots on June 14

Jun 14, 2018 - 11:45 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says the Department of Foreign Affairs will open 50,000 slots at noon and 50,000 more slots at 9 pm on Thursday, June 14

CA confirms Carlito Galvez Jr as AFP chief

May 30, 2018 - 1:06 PM

'General Galvez was at the forefront of the war... and led the successful liberation of Marawi,' says Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri

CA AFP Generals May 29. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

CA confirms Bernadette Romulo Puyat as tourism secretary

May 30, 2018 - 12:59 PM

(UPDATED) Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat promises employment and national development on her watch

Senate CA Confirmation May 30 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

CA confirms Comelec Commissioner Socorro Inting

May 30, 2018 - 12:29 PM

(UPDATED) Newly confirmed Comelec Commissioner Socorro Inting is a former associate justice of the Court of Appeals

POLL COMMISSIONER. Comelec Commissioner Socorro Inting faces the Commission on Appointments on May 29, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

CA confirms Menardo Guevarra as justice secretary

May 30, 2018 - 12:08 PM

(UPDATED) 'I want to see again a DOJ that is worthy of its name. I want to see again an army of dedicated professionals bearing the sword of the law in their hands,' Guevarra says during his confirmation hearing

Senate CA Confirmation May 30 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

CA confirms John Castriciones as agrarian reform secretary

May 30, 2018 - 12:02 PM

(UPDATED) Despite getting flak for supposed anti-farmer policies, Agrarian Reform Secretary John Castriciones earns the nod of the Commission on Appointments

CONFIRMED. John Castriciones finally secures his post as Agrarian Reform Secretary. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Villar confronts oppositor questioning Vista Land's Boracay permit in CA hearing

May 29, 2018 - 2:20 PM

'Bakit ba binabanggit mo puro Vista Land? Galit ka ba sa akin? Is this a political issue or a legitimate issue?' asks Senator Cynthia Villar, whose family owns Vista Land

Photo by Angie de Silva

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May 23, 2018 - 6:58 PM

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CA confirms Sheriff Abas as Comelec chair

May 23, 2018 - 1:25 PM

(UPDATED) Incoming Commission on Elections Chairman Sheriff Abas will become the Philippines' youngest, first Mindanaoan, and first Muslim elections chief

CONFIRMATION HEARING. Poll commissioner Sheriff Abas faces the Commission on Appointments (CA) for his confirmation hearing on May 23, 2018, as Commission on Elections (Comelec) chair. Photo by Angie de Silva

DFA to open new passport offices in Ilocos Norte, Isabela

May 01, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The new DFA passport offices in northern Luzon, both in Robinsons malls, will operate from Monday to Saturday

PASSPORT PROCESSING. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano inspects the passport processing area in Aseana, Parañaque City, in this file photo. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

DFA to open passport appointment slots for July to September

May 01, 2018 - 3:58 PM

The new passport appointment slots will be for all consular offices in the Philippines, except for the DFA's Aseana office in Parañaque City

PASSPORT APPOINTMENTS. The Department of Foreign Affairs says it is now opening passport appointment slots for July to September 2018.

Why DFA hasn't opened passport appointment slots beyond June

Apr 27, 2018 - 5:41 PM

In a public advisory, the Department of Foreign Affairs says this is because it is still testing its ePayment system, which will be launched on a still unspecified date

NEW PASSPORTS. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano hands out new passports with a 10-year validity during a launch at DFA ASEANA in Parañaque City on January 12, 2018. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

CA bypasses agrarian reform chief over lack of track record

Mar 21, 2018 - 2:40 PM

Some members of the Commission on Appointments want more documents to prove that Agrarian Reform Secretary John Castriciones is really capable of leading the agency

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

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Mar 15, 2018 - 9:59 AM

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'IGNORE' UN PROBE. President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the police to 'not respond' to UN rapporteurs if they investigate human rights abuses in his 'war on drugs.' Malacañang file photo

CA defers DAR chief's confirmation over lack of track record

Mar 14, 2018 - 4:43 PM

Agrarian Reform Secretary John Castriciones counters that he's qualified for the post since he handled agrarian reform cases as a general practitioner

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

It's final: PH Navy chief says Korean system to be installed in warships

Mar 14, 2018 - 2:20 PM

Philippine Navy chief Robert Empedrad tells the Commission on Appointments that the selection of Hanwha is a 'done deal'

CONFIRMED. Philippine Navy Chief Robert Empedrad (in dark uniform) gets the nod of the powerful Commission on Appointments. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

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Mar 07, 2018 - 12:22 PM

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From left to right: LTC. Rodolfo Farinas, JAGS (Res), LTC Emmanuel Paquiao, PA (Res), LTC Lorna Regina Legarda, PAF (Res) and LTC. Pantaleon Alvarez, PN-M (Res), during the deliberation on the ad interim appointments and nominations of Senior Officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines at the Senate on March 7, 2018. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

CA confirms Alvarez, 6 other Duterte allies as colonels in AFP reserve corps

Mar 07, 2018 - 11:41 AM

'These are the best and brightest that the august chamber can offer the Philippines,' says Commission on Appointments vice chair and San Juan Representative Ronaldo Zamora

Deliberation on the ad interim appointments and nominations of Senior Officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines at the Senate on March 7, 2018. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

CA confirms envoys to Vatican, UAE, 5 other countries

Feb 21, 2018 - 8:35 PM

Lawmakers confirm the nomination of the Philippines' ambassadors to the Vatican, UAE, Greece, Brazil, Argentina, Indonesia, and the Czech Republic

CONFIRMED ENVOYS. The Commission on Appointments confirms 7 ambassadors on February 21, 2018. Photo courtesy of Alex Nueva España/PRIB

Iglesia ni Cristo thanks Duterte for trust in Manalo

Feb 15, 2018 - 5:35 PM

'Ang buong kapatiran ng Iglesia Ni Cristo ay kaisa ng Ka Eduardo na tutulong sa mga kababayan natin nasaan man po para sa kanilang kapakanan,' the INC says

IGLESIA NI CRISTO. The head of the influential Iglesia ni Cristo has been given a post in the Duterte administration. Rappler file photo

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Feb 07, 2018 - 9:12 PM

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Commission on Appointments confirms Duque as DOH chief

Feb 07, 2018 - 1:48 PM

(UPDATED) Health Secretary Francisco Duque III turns emotional during his confirmation hearing as he admits the agency's 'struggles' amid the Dengvaxia controversy

The CA confirm the appointment of Health secretary Francisco Duque at the Senate on February 7, 2018. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Emotional Duque aims to bring back DOH's old 'glorious' days

Feb 07, 2018 - 12:19 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III tries to hold back his tears as he discusses plans on regaining the public's trust after the dengue vaccination controversy

Sec. Francisco Duque assumes the DOH post on November 6, 2017 from former secretary Paulyn Ubial. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Ex-SC justice suggests judiciary appointees go through CA

Feb 01, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Retired Supreme Court justice Vicente Mendoza also says Congress' voting power in the Judicial and Bar Council must be clarified

Supreme Court justices led by SC chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno starts the oral arguments on the 1-year extension of the Martial Law in Mindanao by the Supreme Court in Manila on January 16, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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US President Donald Trump smiles during the State of the Union address in the chamber of the US House of Representatives on January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Win McNamee

CA defers confirmation of DOH chief Duque over Dengvaxia issue

Jan 31, 2018 - 1:31 PM

Senator Gregorio Honasan II says the CA members need more time to assess DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III's plans for the children injected with the risky dengue vaccine

HEALTH CHIEF. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III attends his confirmation hearing on January 31, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda / Rappler

Duque, health officials deny existence of 'DOH mafia'

Jan 31, 2018 - 11:30 AM

At the Commission on Appointments hearing of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, they also reject the allegation that P550 million meant for the purchase of the Dengvaxia vaccine was pocketed

DFA opens 100,000 new slots for passport appointments

Jan 23, 2018 - 6:51 PM

Heeding online hubbub about the shortage of slots and complaints about fixers selling slots, the Department of Foreign Affairs opens additional ones until June

NEW SLOTS. The DFA opens 100,000 new slots for appointments. Image from Facebook.

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Jan 05, 2018 - 8:33 PM

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Duterte appoints Faeldon to Office of Civil Defense

Dec 27, 2017 - 4:18 PM

(2nd UPDATE) Faeldon is facing separate investigations at the Ombudsman for the P6.4 billion drug shipment and rice smuggling in Cagayan de Oro

Senate inquiry on the P6.4 Billion worth of shabu shipment from China, on the possible malfeasance, misfeasance, and nonfeasance of the Bureau of Customs officials and employees. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

CA okays appointment of AFP chief 11 days before retirement

Dec 06, 2017 - 2:12 PM

(UPDATED) General Rey Guerrero will reach the mandatory retirement age of 56 on December 17. There is no word yet if his term will be extended.

RETIRING. General Rey Guerrero will reach the mandatory retirement age on December 17, 2017. Rappler photo