Mahihirapang palitan si Robredo – Lacierda
“IT was a very big shoes to fill indeed!”
Ito ang tugon ni Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda sa tanong sa kung madali bang palitan ang namayapang DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo.
“Well, Secretary Robredo is one of a kind. He is a Magsaysay awardee. He has proven his competence in local governance and he has shown himself as capable also of speaking and engaging politicians in the entire political spectrum. I was talking to Yasmin Lao. She was mentioning to me that he was able to bring the five governors of ARMM together. And he was able to speak to, in spite of the fact that he’s a Liberal Party member, he’s able to speak to politicians of different political affiliations,” anito.
Sinabi pa rin ni Sec. Lacierda bahala na si Pangulong Benigno Aquino III na pumili ng magiging kapalit ng namayapang Kalihim.
“Well, it’s up to the President to decide. As of now, he has only designated Executive Secretary Ochoa to handle the responsibilities in the DILG for now. So the process for searching a new secretary will be undertaken soon. But, in the meantime, we would like to pay our respects for Secretary Robredo. So I think that would not be a priority right now. At the soonest possible time, if and when the President will go through a search for that, we will let you know,” ayon kay Sec. Lacierda.
Sa ngayon ay si Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. ang tatayong OIC habang hindi pa nakakakita ng kapalit ang Punong Ehekutibo.