Reality check not just for Gina Lopez

Opinion & Analysis Philippines May 12, 2017 at 2:46 pm

Nearly a year after it assumed power, can this presidency really afford to appoint people on the basis of competence and not loyalty or personal ties to the leader?

And then there were 3.

In less than a year, the Duterte Cabinet has seen 3 members kicked out unceremoniously, either by the President himself or by lawmakers unhappy with his choices.

Environmental advocate Gina Lopez was the second Cabinet Secretary of Duterte to be rejected by the bicameral Commission on Appointments, after the disgraced Perfecto Yasay Jr. Prior to these back-to-back setbacks, Duterte himself sacked Ismael Sueno as his interior and local government chief.

Will there be more?

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