Press Release
August 17, 2010

Transcript of interview of Sen. Enrile
(as of 3:10 p.m.)

On the committee hearing on Climate Change

( Q: Will Commissioner Alvarez be held liable for acting on his own?)

JPE: Well, he is acting unilaterally. That was the reason I think he was not authorized by the President.

On the fixed term of the AFP chief of staff

(Q: About the fixed of the AFP chief of staff, would that be an ideal setup?)

JPE: I think so. I think it's better to have a fixed term for the Chief of Staff. Nung araw walang tenure 'yun Chief of Staff but I think it's better if we professionalize that office and then getting a fixed tenure so that it will not be subjected to political pressure. We have been discussing that.

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