4 cabinet heads reappointed

4 cabinet heads reappointed

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FILE PHOTO. President Rodrigo Duterte presides over the meeting with Japanese foreign affairs officials and some Cabinet members, namely (from left), National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr., Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III, Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez, and Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar. SIMEON CELI/PPD

DAVAO CITY, Apr. 17, 2017 — President Rodrigo Duterte has made good on his promise to reappoint cabinet personnel who are bypassed by the Commission on Appointments, according to documents from the commission.

Duterte issued ad interim appointments to four cabinet members.

CA documents reveal that Agrarian Reform secretary Mariano Rafael, Environment secretary Regina Lopez, Health secretary Paulyn Ubial, and Social Welfare secretary Judy Taguiwalo are among those reappointed as of Apr. 17.

The documents show that the cabinet people were appointed last Mar. 16, but were each bypassed by the Commission.

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