The Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday confirmed the designations of the new secretaries of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Department of Justice (DOJ).

Interior Secretary Benhur Abalos and Justice Secretary Boying Remulla were named to their posts in May.

Abalos was Marcos Jr.’s campaign manager during the 2022 elections.

He previously chaired the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority.

Remulla was governor of Cavite from 2016 to 2019. He also served as the representative of the province’s 3rd and 7th districts.

He was an undersecretary of the Presidential Management Staff during the administration of former president Joseph “Erap” Estrada.

The CA however suspended the confirmation hearing for Labor Secretary Bienvenido Laguesma due to lack of time.

Laguesma’s confirmation hearing will resume on Sept. 20. John Ezekiel J. Hirro