Budget chief Diokno gets CA nod
(Date Published: 29 September 2016)
The ad interim appointment of Hon, Benjamin E. Diokno as secretary the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) was confirmed by the Commission on Appointments (CA) yesterday in its plenary session presided by President of the Senate / Chairman of the Commission Aquilino “Koko” L. Pimentel III. Budget Secretary Diokno was the first cabinet official of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s administration to be taken up and confirmed by the Commission.
The budget chief sailed through without hitches at the committee level. As there was no opposition to his appointment and no questions were raised by any of the CA members, it did not take long for the budget and management committee, headed by Sen. Juan Miguel F. Zubiri, to recommend for the approval of Diokno’s