Arroyo’s father opposed midnight appointments of Garcia
Posted by akosistella on March 29, 2010
MANILA, Philippines – President Arroyo’s father, the late former President Diosdado Macapagal, strongly opposed midnight appointments of his predecessor, the camp of presidential candidate Senator Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino reminded the Palace on Friday.
“Si Presidente Gloria Macapagal Arroyo [ay] nagbabalak na hindi sumunod sa ginawa ng kanyang sariling ama na si Dating Pangulong Diosdado Macapagal nang baliwalain nito ang pagtalaga ni Dating Pangulong Carlos P. Garcia ng gobernador Bangko Sentral dahil nilabag nito ang batas ukol sa midnight appointments, na nakapaloob sa ating Saligang Batas,” Aquino said on Friday.
President Arroyo allegedly pushed administration ally Quezon City Rep. Matias Defensor into calling on the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) to begin the process of nominating the successor of Chief Justice Reynato Puno.
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Joker says Yuchengco appointment ‘so unnecessary’
MANILA, Philippines—Sen. Joker Arroyo Sunday said that with only three months before the end of her term, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s appointment of Alfonso Yuchengco as the new ambassador to Germany was “so unnecessary.”
But Malacañang defended the appointment, saying that erstwhile Ambassador to Germany Delia Domingo-Albert was a political appointee and served at the pleasure of the President since she retired from the foreign service in 2005.
Gary Olivar, one of Ms Arroyo’s spokespersons, told government station dzRB radio that the Palace would follow procedures and await the confirmation of Yuchengco’s appointment from the German government and the Commission on Appointments.