Senator Christopher “Bong” Go, a member of the Commission on Appointments (CA), sees no problem so far with the appointed Cabinet members of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
Go has yet to receive an official list of appointees yet but based on what his observations, the Marcos Cabinet is working just fine.
“Hindi pa dumating sa amin ‘yung listahan (We have not received the list) formally pero (but) so far, nakikita ko na nagtatrabaho naman sila (I can see that they are working),” Go said in an interview during his visit to fire victims in Barangay Maliksi 2, Bacoor City, Cavite on Sunday.
Pointing out that the CA is a part of the checks and balances system of the government, he vowed to scrutinize the qualifications of the appointees.
“Kung qualified naman po ay susuportahan natin at ipaalala sa kanila na unahin ang pagseserbisyo. ‘Pag pumasok tayo sa gobyerno ay unahin natin ang interes ng mga kababayan natin, interes ng bayan, interes ng bawat Pilipino (If they are qualified, we will support them and remind them to prioritize service. When we enter the government, let us prioritize the interest of our countrymen, the interest of our country, and the interest of every Filipino),” Go added.
Senators Francis Tolentino, Cynthia Villar and Go obtained CA seats during the sixth plenary session on August 3.
Under the Constitution, the CA will decide on the appointees of the President.
Among the positions covered are department chiefs; ambassadors and consuls; Armed Forces officials; commissioners of the Civil Service Commission, Commission on Elections, and Commission on Audit; and regular member of the Judicial and Bar Council. (PNA)