Who will be the people around President Noynoy?
Posted by akosistella on May 18, 2010
TAKIN’ CARE OF BUSINESS By Babe Romualdez
Some of the names being floated are quite unknown to most Filipinos. For instance Bong Naguiat who was mentioned many times is an old friend and classmate of Noynoy at the Ateneo. He is reportedly being eyed to replace PAGCOR chair Efraim Genuino, while the buzz is strong that another close friend, Pete Prado, will be the next Transportation Secretary. Jojo Ochoa, Noynoy’s legal counsel, is being considered for the position of Executive Secretary while former GMA Defense chief Nonong Cruz will probably head the Department of Justice.
Obviously, those expected to occupy various government posts are members of the so-called Hyatt 10, among them Dinky Soliman who has already been offered her old position at the Social Welfare Department. But because of the uncertainty of the situation of Mar Roxas, others are not sure whether they will in fact be appointed to Noynoy’s official family. However, Cesar Purisima is reportedly slated for Trade and Industry, the old position of Johnny Santos who in turn will reportedly have the Energy portfolio. Butch Abad who played a major role in the Liberal Party campaign of Noynoy will probably return to the Department of Education, aside from the fact that his sister Julia – who is Noynoy’s chief of staff at the Senate, is expected to play a major role in the next administration.
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David heads Aquino talent search
PLANS are underway for the creation of a search committee for the cabinet positions in the incoming administration of Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III.
Reports said the committee will be headed by former Civil Service Commission (CSC) chairperson Karina David.
Florencio Abad, LP campaign manager, could not confirm David’s appointment.
“Hindi ko pa nadidinig kay Sen. Aquino pero magiging asset siya (David) sa search committee,” he said. “Dahil sa seven years na karanasan niya (sa Civil Service Commission) malaki maitutulong niya diyan.”