Duterte urged to tap his deep bench

Duterte urged to tap his deep bench

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An original support group of President Rodrigo Duterte is urging him to revamp his cabinet and tap young bloods to re-energize his governance.

According to Dave Diwa, convenor of the first ever group to urge Duterte to run, the Run Duterte Run (RDR), with the election ban on appointments nearing an end, the president should now do some vetting on possible young bloods to serve in the cabinet.

Diwa said that this is not only a fulfillment of his campaign promise to appoint young people but also will address the failure of governance of some of his cabinet secretary.

When queried on who are the deep bench of the president, Diwa replied that there are many bright allies of the president who are now ripe to assume bigger roles such as PDP Laban Agusan del Norte Chair and Caraga Secretary General Atty. Mark Kristopher Tolentino, a known media legal luminary and the only candidate of President Rodrigo Duterte in Caraga Region last 2016 election. He was unsuccessful in his mayoralty bid in Cabadbaran City.

Atty. Tolentino is not a member of the oligarch and very charismatic who is considered a rock star in his native city of Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte, and like Duterte, he is a Bedan alumnus, a lawyer, a prosecutor, a Mindanaon, a lex talionis and Eagle brother and has the same passion for change and concern for the poor, Diwa revealed.

Kuya Mark to many, Tolentino is a law professor of De La Salle University and served the government as legal staff of the DOJ, state attorney and legal consultant of PEZA and graduated cum laude from San Carlos University and also a cum laude graduate in his masters degree in law and took doctoral course in Public Administration at the University of the Philippines and doctor of laws at San Beda College of Law Manila.

Tolentino is the anchor of various radio programs such as “Kini ang Balaod” with RMN and top rating ‘Talk to my Lawyer” with DWWW 774 which is nominee in the KBP Golden Dove Award for Best Radio Program in Mega Manila. He has a daily program with DZRH TV entitled “Legal Minds”.

Above accomplishments aside from Kuya Mark’s passion to serve makes him an ideal candidate to provide real change and make Duterte’s cabinet more vibrant and responsive, Diwa concluded.

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