Noynoy urged: Don’t appoint ‘The Firm’ lawyers to gov’t
Posted by akosistella on May 20, 2010
MANILA, Philippines – The promise of leading presidential candidate Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III of zero tolerance for corruption may not happen if he appoints members of “The Firm” in sensitive positions in government, a veteran lawyer said Thursday.
“Itong government ni President Noynoy Aquino, ito na ang nangyayari, jockeying for positions,” former Solicitor-General Francisco Chavez told ABS-CBN’s Umagang Kay Ganda.
Chavez said that according to some lawyers that he talked to, former Defense Secretary Avelino “Nonong” Cruz Jr. is asking for the Department of Justice, while former Ombudsman Simeon Marcelo is lobbying for a position in the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC).
LP picks Belmonte for House Speaker
MANILA, Philippines – The Liberal Party (LP) has chosen returning Quezon City 4th district representative Feliciano “Sonny” Belmonte Jr. as its bet for Speaker of the House of Representatives of the 15th Congress.
Thirty of the 46 LP members who will assume their posts on July 1, met with incoming President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III and LP vice-presidential bet Sen. Manuel “Mar” Roxas Wednesday night.
Among those discussed was the LP bet for the House Speaker when the 15th Congress convenes.
Via ABS-CBN News
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