CA approves Villar’s appointment as DPWH’s secretary
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.
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.
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
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