Ad interim appointment of Laguesma as DOLE secretary confirmed by CA | Inquirer News

Ad interim appointment of Laguesma as DOLE secretary confirmed by CA

By: - Reporter / @zacariansINQ
/ 12:34 PM September 20, 2022
CA SUSPENDS CONFIRMATION OF LAGUESMA: The confirmation of Sec. Bienvenido Laguesma’s ad interim appointment to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) was put on hold after the Commission on Appointments’ Committee on Labor, Employment, Social Welfare, and Migrant Workers suspended its deliberation Wednesday, September 14, 2022. Sen. Risa Hontiveros requested for more time to enable her labor partners ask their questions. During the hearing, Laguesma shared with the committee his plans to simplify processes in availing the services of DOLE and eradicate the padrino system. (Albert Calvelo/ Senate PRIB)

FILE PHOTO Labor Sec. Bienvenido Laguesma. (Albert Calvelo/ Senate PRIB)

MANILA, Philippines — The appointment of Bienvenido Laguesma as chief of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) was confirmed by the Commission on Appointments (CA) on Tuesday.

His confirmation came after the CA’s committee on labor, employment, social welfare, and migrant workers deliberated on his qualifications and later recommended him for plenary approval.


Last week, during its initial deliberations, the committee deferred the recommendation of Laguesma’s appointment due to lack of time.

Laguesma already has experience in the same position after serving as labor secretary during the Estrada administration.


He also served as the presidential assistant to then President Fidel Ramos from 1996 to 1998.

He also headed the Social Security System’s audit committee in 2011 and was a board member in 2013.


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