CA panel confirms DepEd Briones

The Commission on Appointments (CA) headed by Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Wednesday unanimously confirmed the ad interim appointment of Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones.

In the plenary deliberations, Pimentel approved the motions for the confirmation of Briones while Senators Bam Aquino, chairman of the CA committee on education; and Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto sponsored and seconded respectively the confirmation. Briones got the approval after she defended herself on her capability to lead the education agency despite her age and physical condition. She was a former Presidential Adviser for Social Development with Secretary/Cabinet Rank and was National Treasurer from August 1998 to February 2001.