CA bypasses DAR chief's appointment


Posted at Mar 21 2018 01:44 PM

Agrarian Reform Secretary John Castriciones. Photo from DILG's official Twitter account

MANILA - The Commission on Appointments on Wednesday deferred action on the appointment of Agrarian Reform Secretary John Castriciones. 

Pending the bicameral body's decision on his appointment, President Rodrigo Duterte will have to reappoint the official to the post, who previously served as Interior Undersecretary for Operations.

Castriciones was appointed to the Department of Agrarian Reform in December following the rejection of Duterte’s first appointee to the post, activist Rafael Mariano, last September.

The CA meanwhile confirmed the appointment of lawyer Manuel Antonio Teehankee as permanent representative to the World Trade Organization. 

-- Report from Sherrie Ann Torres, ABS-CBN News