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6 PH envoys get CA panel nod

/ 01:05 PM September 16, 2020

CA HYBRID MEETING: 13 officials of the Department of Foreign Affairs take their oath before the start of the hybrid meeting of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Commission on Appointments which will deliberate on their nomination and ad interim appointments Wednesday, September 16, 2020. (Albert Calvelo/Senate PRIB)

MANILA, Philippines — Six Philippine ambassadors have been recommended for confirmation by a panel of the Commission on Appointments Wednesday.

In a hearing, CA’s Committee on Foreign Affairs approved the nomination of Maria Amelita Cunanan Aquino, ambassador to Cambodia and Frank Revil Cimafranca, ambassador to Hungary with concurrent jurisdiction over Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Moldova.

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Likewise, the committee recommended for CA approval the nomination of Meynardo Los Baños Montealegre, ambassador to Vietnam; Giovanni Endencia Palec, ambassador to Cyprus; Macairog Sabiniano Alberto, ambassador to Israel; and Mohd. Noordin Pendosin Noor Lomondot, ambassador to Kuwait.

Last March, Lomondot’s confirmation as envoy to Kuwait was deferred because he was already set to retire in April.

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Lawmakers suggested then that Lomondot should just be given the ambassador post as a political appointee after he retires.

The panel also recommended for confirmation the ad interim  appointments of the following foreign service officers:

Millicent Cruz-Paredes (Chief of Mission, Class I)
Juan Carlos Cayosa Borromeo (Foreign Service Officer, Class II)
Janina Lourdes Salonga Bustos (Foreign Service Officer, Class II)
Rainier Jaen Casis (Foreign Service Officer, Class II)
Ma. Charmaine Doria Guevara (Foreign Service Officer, Class II)
Alvin Castañeda Malasig (Foreign Service Officer, Class II)
Jose Carlo Grimaldo Morales (Foreign Service Officer, Class II)

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