Press Release
September 30, 2020

Tolentino panel gives housing chief Del Rosario another chance

The Commission on Appointments (CA) has given Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) Secretary Eduardo Del Rosario one last chance to obtain a confirmation on his ad interim appointment.

The hearing, chaired by Sen. Francis Tolentino, was suspended on Wednesday to give panel members a chance to cast secret ballots as to whether or not Del Rosario should get the CA's nod.

The hearing was suspended due to lack of material time, upon the motion of Majority floor leader and Davao Oriental 2nd District Rep. Joel Mayo Almario.

Tolentino said the suspension will give the CA more time to come up with a more compressed voting procedure, particularly via Zoom, on the confirmation of Del Rosario.

Del Rosario, who was peppered with questions from several Mindanao lawmakers about the Marawi rehabilitation, will again face the CA after two weeks. Del Rosario was already deferred twice by the constitutional body.

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