CA approves Villar’s appointment as DPWH’s secretary | Inquirer News
Close  

CA approves Villar’s appointment as DPWH’s secretary

By: - Reporter / @MAgerINQ
/ 02:29 PM December 13, 2016
Mark Villar 2

Public Works and Highway Secretary Mark Villar. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / RICHARD A. REYES

A panel of the Commission on Appointments (CA) unanimously approved on Tuesday the ad interim appointment of Public Works Secretary Mark Villar.

Senator Loren Legarda moved to approve Villar’s nomination before the  CA’s committee on public works and highways.

ADVERTISEMENT

Legarda’s motion was immediately seconded by Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri and other members  of the committee.

Senate Majority Leader Vicente “Tito” Sotto III also backed the motion, noting the Commission’s tradition to pass “swiftly” the nomination of a former colleague.

FEATURED STORIES

Villar was a member of the House of Representatives before he was appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte to head the Department of Public Works and Highways.  Zubiri said Villar is the youngest member of Duterte’s Cabinet. Villar is only 38 years old.

The committee’s recommendation will be transmitted to the CA plenary for consideration. TVJ/rga

RELATED STORY

Lacson clears Mark Villar in DPWH budget amendments
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: CA plenary, Commission on Appointments, Department of Public Works and Highways, House of Representatives, Juan Miguel Zubiri, Loren Legarda, Mark Villar, Tito Sotto III
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.