2 Aquino sisters in Cabinet search committee
Posted by akosistella on May 21, 2010
MANILA, Philippines – Incoming President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III has already formed a search committee to select members of his Cabinet.
The members of the committee, according to ABS-CBN sources, include Aquino’s sisters, Ballsy Aquino Cruz and Pinky Aquino Abellada, former Civil Service Commission chair Karina David, Makati Business Club executive director Alberto Lim, and Aquino’s chief of staff, Julia Abad.
Julia is also the daughter of Liberal Party campaign manager, Florencio Abad, who’s reportedly being eyed to become Aquino’s education secretary.
US ambassador greets Noynoy at Times St.
MANILA, Philippines – High-ranking officials of the United States embassy in the Philippines visited incoming President Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III on Friday.
US Ambassador Harry Thomas Jr. met with Aquino in his home in Times St., Quezon City, accompanied by other embassy officials, Leslie Bassett, deputy chief of mission; Brian Doherty, economic counselor; David Eiseenberg, deputy political counselor; Richard Nelson, public affairs counselor.
Thomas said the visit should not be seen as an indication that the US is already recognizing Aquino as the next president of the Philippines.