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Aquino transition committee to submit reports to Duterte admin

06:15 PM May 13, 2016
Presidential Transition Committee. FILE PHOTOS

Presidential Transition Committee. FILE PHOTOS

Malacañang on Friday said the recently convened Presidential Transition Committee (PTC) will be working on reports to help the incoming administration of presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte.

“In its first meeting today, the Presidential Transition Committee (PTC) focused on ensuring that the transition reports of all departments, agencies, bureaus, GOCCs (government-owned and -controlled corporations), and other instrumentalities under the Executive Branch are submitted and consolidated by end-May,” Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said in a statement.

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He said the consolidation of reports by the end of the month will give Duterte’s team “ample time to review these reports before assumption into office.”

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“As directed by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa, Jr., the most senior career official will be designated as Agency Focal Person for the whole duration of the transition process leading to the inauguration of the incoming President on 30 June 2016,” Coloma added.

Ochoa was quoted as saying that the transision committee is ready to meet with Duterte’s transition team.

President Benigno Aquino III’s transtition team is composed of Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa, National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) director general Emmanuel Esguerra, Budget and Management Secretary Florencio Abad, Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima, Foreign Affairs Secretary Jose Rene Almendras, Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio Singson and Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr.

The Duterte camp earlier said the new administration’s transition committee would include campaign manager Leoncio Evasco, assistant manager and executive assistant Christopher “Bong” Go, spokesperson Peter Laviña, finance head Carlos “Sonny” Dominguez and lawyers Salvador Medialdea and Loreto Ata. RAM/rga

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