Budget chief Diokno breezes through CA

Adrian Ayalin, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 28 2016 03:08 PM | Updated as of Sep 28 2016 03:09 PM

MANILA - The Commission on Appointments has confirmed Department of Budget and Management Secretary Benjamin Diokno.

Diokno is the first to be confirmed among the Cabinet members of President Rodrigo Duterte.

No opposition was filed against Diokno and no questions were asked by the CA members, with Senate Finance Committee Chair Loren Legarda even hailing Diokno for his "exemplary performance."

After the short hearing of the CA, Diokno's ad interim appointment was then approved by the plenary.

The CA had earlier confirmed the appointments of Armed Forces chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Ricardo Visaya and 24 other military officials.

The recommendation for the confirmation of Visaya and the other AFP officials was also not opposed by the members of the CA.