Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo 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 Cabinet of President Rodrigo Duterte.

“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,” the seasoned legislator said.

“Rep. Nograles will be a valuable member of the President’s team.”

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

Panelo said the President chose Nograles to replace Leoncio Evasco as early as two weeks ago.

Evasco had resigned to run for governor of Bohol in the 2019 midterm polls.

Nograles will replace Leoncio Evasco who resigned to run for governor of Bohol.

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

Nograles dropped his senatorial bid in the 2019 midterm elections, saying he would instead support other senatorial hopefuls from Mindanao belonging to the administration slate.

 

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