Coloma, Carandang not included in CA list, Robredo acting DILG

Philippine Presidential Palace

ABS-CBN quoted Ed Lacierda saying:

“The list was transmitted to CA sometime July 28, the Executive Order forming the Communications Group was issued August 9. There’s no way for their names to be transmitted because there was no communications group to speak of in the first place. Therefore, the insinuation that Secretary Coloma and Secretary Carandang are serving in an acting capacity is inaccurate,” Lacierda said.

“Since the EO came out August 4, it behooves the office of the Executive Secretary to transmit the names of Secretary Carandang and Secretary Coloma to the CA.”

It’s a different story for Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo after Malacañang confirmed he is indeed serving in an acting capacity.

A Facebook group has sprung up in defense of DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo.  As of this writing, 406 have already signed up.

The Facebook group wrote:

Dear President Noynoy Aquino,

Good day to you!

Thank you very much for clarifying the matter regarding DILG Sec. Robredo’s role during the hostage crisis. We all believe that he is one of the best effective and ethical leaders in your Cabinet. We believe that with your continued trust and support he will continue to initiate and spearhead transparency, public accountability and genuine reforms in our government. We hope that you will not be swayed by the criticisms that are thrown at him by politicians with self-serving and vested interests.

During your inauguration speech you promised that you will listen to the voice of the Filipino people, we hope that you would heed our call to give your unequivocal support to Sec. Robredo by supporting and strongly recommending him for confirmation at the Commission on Appointments (CA). We believe that his confirmation will be a testament to your government’s commitment towards appointing only the most competent and ethical public sector leaders in our country.

Thank you very much Mr. President for your time in reading this letter. Rest assured that we will continue to help you in achieving your promises to promote good governance towards leading our nation to the right path.

Mabuhay po kayo! Mabuhay po si DILG Sec. Jesse Robredo! Mabuhay po ang mamamayang Pilipino!

Para sa ating Inang Bayan,

Ang mga mabubuting mamamayang Pilipino

Cocoy Dayao

Cocoy is the Chief Technology Officer of Lab Rats Technica, a Digital Consulting company that specialises in DevOps, iOS, and Web Apps, E-Commerce sites, Cybersecurity and Social Media consulting. He is a technology enthusiast, political junkie and social observer who enjoys a good cup of coffee, comic books, and tweets as @cocoy on twitter.

Cocoy is also the Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief of the ProPinoy Project.

Cocoy considers himself to be Liberal.

  • Nold ,

    You cannot put a good man down. Jesse Robredo just doing his job well. Pnoy also clarified for being half-hearted to Robredo. I am enthusiastic that this two great man will work as One. It’s Pnoy good criterion to evaluate Robredo if they can work hand in hand for good governance.

    • Mike H ,

      Some thoughts on Robredo and P’noy not even intending to submit his name to Commission Appointments:

      AnnaDeBrux – September 6, 2010 6:21 pm

      “The acting appointees are under probation.”

      Then Robredo must step down. If he doesn’t enjoy the president’s trust, he cannot be effective. He must have the moral courage to accept that as well as set the record straight.

      saxnviolins – September 6, 2010 9:27 pm

      Bakit ayaw ipahawak ang PNP kay Robredo? Because he is anti-jueteng?
      Whose hand do we see in this? Babalu?

      saxnviolins – September 6, 2010 10:35 pm

      Seems Noy appointed Robredo to score political points, because there was a public clamor for light which should not be hid under a bushel.

      But the smooth operators went to work.

      TonGuE-tWisTeD – September 6, 2010 10:39 pm

      Robredo is deadweight. Too much load to carry now. Get some tough, independent-minded, respected (or feared) people for that DILG post. You can’t tame the wild without cracking some whips.

      Jug is suggesting Gordon. Nice choice. A better choice is Lacson whose return to the fold can be arranged with a rider that he becomes PNoy’s DILG chief.

      If they can reinstate a looney hostage-taker to the force, how much more a Senator who was obviously just set-up by the Pidals. Now that would be sweet!

      • Cocoy ,

        I’m not agreeing that Robredo is dead weight as you are saying. I just had to reply. Just funny when people say Gordon or Lacson should be put in that position. Gordon even if he is eligible— and i’m not saying he is. But Gordon is prevented to be appointed because of an idiotic one year ban. Lacson for the obvious reason that he is a fugitive from the law.