PNoy yet to decide on Puno transfer


Posted at Sep 17 2012 06:56 PM | Updated as of Sep 18 2012 04:13 PM

MANILA, Philippines - President Benigno Aquino on Monday said he has yet to decide if former Interior Undersecretary Rico Puno will be moved to the Department of Agriculture.

"At this point everything is under consideration. We will finish first the things that we have been checking on like 'yung rifles, firearms for instance," he said.

Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said last week that Puno, who has resigned from the Interior Department, is welcome as undersecretary for livestock if Aquino appoints him there.

The President said he has someone in mind to replace Puno but he might have to speak again to the person.

"May napili na ba tayo? 'Yung una kong kinausap tungkol dito sa pwestong ito na with the clearance of Secretary Roxas ay kailangang kong makausap ulit at mukhang nagda-dalawang isip. Baka hindi siya ready from the time na kailangan. Wag ninyong kalimutan, walang planong palitan si Secretary Robredo e kaya paspasan lahat ito," he said. - report from Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News