CA gives consent to COA commissioner nomination, approves ad interim appointments of AFP chief and 16 other generals

APPROVED. The Commission on Appointments (CA), in its plenary session, presided over by Senate President / CA Chairperson Vicente C. Sotto III, gave its consent to the nomination of Mr. Mario G. Lipana as Commissioner, Commission on Audit (COA) and confirmed the ad interim appointments of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Gen. Andres C. Centino and 16 other AFP generals.

The nomination and ad interim appointments of Lipana and the 17 AFP generals hurdled the confirmation process and got the Commission’s nod upon the recommendations of Constitutional Commissions and Offices Committee Chairperson Sen. Cynthia A. Villar and National Defense Committee Chairperson Rep. Luis “Jon-Jon” A. Ferrer IV, respectively, to the plenary. (CA-CTS, 01/26/22)