CA panels cancel confirmation hearings after Senate shakeup


Posted at Feb 28 2017 03:55 PM

MANILA – Two panels of the Commission on Appointments (CA) have cancelled confirmation hearings following the reorganization at the Senate.

The CA committee on education, culture and sports led by Senator Bam Aquino and committee on environment and natural resources led by Senator Manny Pacquiao cancelled the confirmation hearings of Education Secretary Leonor Briones and Environment Secretary Gina Lopez, respectively.

The cancellation comes after the reorganization at the Senate where 3 members of the Liberal Party (LP) plus Senator Risa Hontiveros (Akbayan) were ousted from key posts.

Upon the recommendation of Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, the CA also cancelled its scheduled caucus and plenary session tomorrow. – report from Adrian Ayalin, ABS-CBN News