ABS-CBNNews.com reports that in an interview with radio dzRB, deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said Malacañang expects that "Mar Roxas and Cavite Rep. Jose Emilio Abaya can immediately assume their new posts as Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) secretary and Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) secretary, respectively."
The report quoted Valte, who said, "Based on [accounts in newspapers], it seems the members of the (Commission on Appointments) don't have any objections to [Roxas and Abaya]." The report also noted: "Valte explained that if Congress is in session, new Presidential appointees could not assume office until they are confirmed." She added: "That's why (President Noynoy Aquino) already appealed for their immediate confirmation."
The report likewise pointed out that the Commission on Appointments didn’t confirm the appointment of the late DILG Sec. Robredo.
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