No­grales ‘valu­able ad­di­tion’ to Duterte Cab­i­net: Ar­royo

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MANILA -- Speaker Glo­ria Ma­ca­pa­gal-Ar­royo on Mon­day con­grat­u­lated Davao City Rep. Karlo No­grales on his ap­point­ment as the new Cab­i­net Sec­re­tary.

Ar­royo said No­grales, who chaired the pow­er­ful House com­mit­tee on ap­pro­pri­a­tions, would be a “valu­able” ad­di­tion to the Duterte Cab­i­net.

“My con­grat­u­la­tions to the new Cab­i­net Sec­re­tary, Karlo No­grales. I am sure he will do very well in his new po­si­tion, and that he will be a valu­able mem­ber of the Pres­i­dent’s team. I wish him all the best,” Ar­royo said in a mes­sage sent to House

re­porters. Pres­i­den­tial Spokesper­son Sal­vador Panelo on Mon­day con­firmed No­grales’ ap­point­ment as the Cab­i­net Sec­re­tary, say­ing the lat­ter “en­joys the trust and con­fi­dence” of the Pres­i­dent.

Panelo said Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte chose No­grales to re­place Leon­cio “Jun” Evasco as early as two weeks ago.

Evasco had re­signed to run for gov­er­nor of Bo­hol prov­ince in the 2019 mid-term polls.

No­grales is serv­ing his third and last term as Davao rep­re­sen­ta­tive.

No­grales dropped his se­na­to­rial bid for the up­com­ing 2019 mid-term elec­tions, say­ing he would in­stead sup­port other se­na­to­rial hope­fuls from Min­danao be­long­ing to the ad­min­is­tra­tion slate. (PNA)

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