• Page Views 2353
  • Senator Chiz Escudero said the resignation of Vice President Jejomar Binay from the Aquino Cabinet should come as no surprise since it happened at a time when political parties and prospective candidates gear up for the 2016 general elections.

    Escudero said that Binay, whose intention to run for president in next year’s elections is public knowledge, resigned from the Cabinet as chairman of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) and presidential adviser on OFW (overseas Filipino Workers) concerns, probably because he wanted to focus on his political campaign.

    “This signals the so- called gun start of the 2016 elections where appointed officials begin resigning from their appointive posts in order to concentrate on their respective campaigns,” Escudero said.

    It was earlier reported that at least six members of the Cabinet will resign in October in time for the filing of certificates of candidacy.

    Escudero expressed hope the President will immediately appoint Binay’s replacement at HUDCC, as well as other key agencies which until now remain headless, in order to ensure that public service is not disrupted.

    “I respect the VP’s decision. I just hope that the President can immediately appoint his successor, as well as for other appointed secretaries, so as not to adversely affect the government’s ability to deliver basic services,” Escudero said.

    Share

    Leave a Reply

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 24 September 2021
      4 days ago No comment

      FEU unveils Sports Hall of Fame room featuring Olympians, UAAP champions

      With its long list of great athletes, Far Eastern University has all the reasons to dedicate a place honoring its alumni who have brought pride and glory to the school in different sporting events locally and internationally. On Tuesday, FEU virtually unveiled its Sports Hall of Fame room which ...

    • 24 September 2021
      4 days ago No comment

      FCPA Celebrates Election of the First Filipina MP in Canadian History

      TORONTO – Today, the Filipino Canadian Political Association (FCPA) congratulates Rechie Valdez on her historic victory, becoming the first Filipina-Canadian MP and the first person of Filipino heritage to serve as MP from Ontario. She will represent the riding of Mississauga–Streetsville as a member of the Liberal caucus. “Rechie ...

    • 24 September 2021
      4 days ago No comment

      3 Steps to getting your BC Vaccine Card

      Related

    • 23 September 2021
      5 days ago No comment

      Trudeau wins election but no majority government

      Justin Trudeau and his federal Liberal Party won their third election on September 20. However, the victory did not come with a majority government that Trudeau wanted. Trudeau and his Liberals will return to Ottawa with the mandate of a minority government. Trudeau delivered his speech shortly before 1:30 ...

    • 23 September 2021
      5 days ago No comment

      Ate Vi backs Isko for next PH president

      Manila Mayor Franciso “Isko Moreno” Domagoso has joined the race to become the next president of the Philippines. Domagoso declared his plan to run for president Wednesday (September 22), and immediately drew star support from actress and congresswoman Vilma Santos-Recto. Santos-Recto, popularly known as Ate Vi, is currently Deputy ...

    %d bloggers like this: