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    CHANGES in President Benigno Aquino 3rd’s Cabinet can be expected next month as a number of officials are filing their certificates of candidacy for next year’s elections.

    No less than Aquino himself announced on Monday that there will be changes in his team, naming at least three officials who will fill up the administration party slate in the May polls.

    “Magkakaroon ng pagpapalit dahil sa Oktubre meron tayong mga kasamahan na tatakbo.

    Nandiyan na si Mar Roxas, nandiyan si Francis Tolentino, nandiyan si Joel Villanueva [There will be a shake-up because in October we have colleagues who will announce their bids for the 2016 polls. There is Manuel “Mar” Roxas 2nd, there is Francis Tolentino, there is Joel Villanueva],” the President said.

    Roxas, Interior and Local Government Secretary will be the Liberal Party (LP) presidential candidate, while Tolentino, chairman of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority or MMDA and Villanueva, director-general of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority or Tesda , are reportedly vying for the 12 Senate seats up for grabs in 2016.

    Besides the three, Aquino said a number of government officials even outside the Cabinet are seeking elective posts next year.

    “There are other officials who are expected to resign to pursue their plans to run in the 2016 elections,” the President added in Filipino.

    But Aquino clarified that the changes will not be a “revamp” since none of those who will resign are going not because they perform poorly.

    “It’s probably wrong to call it a revamp but we really have to designate people who have no political plans to head various agencies,” the President said.

    Villanueva was reported to be having a “falling out” with some LP stalwarts identified with the camp of Roxas.

    It was not immediately known if the Tesda chief would run under the banner of the administration coalition or with another party such as the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC).

    Villanueva has claimed that majority of NPC members are supportive of his senatorial bid.
    In the same interview on Monday, Aquino belied reports that some LP members are bolting the party once Sen. Grace Poe decides to run against Roxas.

    “Walang nagpahiwatig, walang nagparamdam, walang nagpadala ng anonymous letter [Nobody’s giving hints, no one’s sending feelers or sending anonymous letters],” the President said.

    Roxas, meanwhile, revealed to reporters that three Cabinet secretaries have been short-listed for the LP’s senatorial slate.

    The party’s standard-bearer identified the three as Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, MMDA’s Tolentino and Health Secretary Janette Garin.

    “Secretary Leila, Secretary Francis and Secretary Janet are all very qualified. They have shown their dedication and faith in daang matuwid [straight path]. “Certainly, they would be among those in consideration,” Roxas said as he referred to the Aquino administration’s good governance mantra.

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    38 Comments

    1. Go Sec.Joel Villanueva! Handa kami mag ikot at ikandidato ka kasi alam namin hndi masasayang boto ng publiko para sa taong kagaya mo.

    2. Kailangan natin tayo mag bote ng tama ung maasahan at may takot sa Diyos at yan si Sir Joel Vilanueva

    3. Okay to si Villanueva, madaming reform na maganda sa TESDA simula nung sya ay namuno dto.. I will support him pag tumakbo as senador. Actually, d na bago sa kanya ung posisyon sa lehislatora, he was one of the outstanding and active congressman and also youngest member of the Commission of Appointments nung nasa kongreso pa sya at madaming significant bills na naipasa. Kaya maging matalino tau sa pagpili ng iboboto natin.

    4. Jea Christine on

      sabi nga ni Lola Nidora na sa Tamang Panahon :D
      pero para sa atin let us say na Let GOD handle it. Let the Will of GOD intervene. Si Sec. Joel Villanueva ay truly naghihintay lang sa Go Signal ni LORD :D
      GODbless Sec. Joel Villanueva

    5. #tesdaman

      If we evaluate the acconplishment of this current administration sino ba ang nakagawa o nakatupad sa daang natuwid? Hindi bat si sec.joel na simula pagkaupo may nagawa na siya. Hindi katulad ng iba na kung saan tsaka lang kikilos para lang mapabango ang pangalan dahil malapit na naman election.

    6. Nakita naman po natin kung paano po ngtrabho si Sec. joel Villanueva, kung paano mas naging nakilala ang TESDA.. Mas may kakayanan pa nga siya kung tutuusin.. kaya kahit ano pang sabihin nila hindi maiaalis na may mas kakayanan si Sec. Joel bilang senador..

      Go Sec. Joel sa Senado..

    7. It is sad to know that TESDA will no longer have sec.joel as its director-general if sec.joel will run as senator but I believe that he will be able to do more good projects and make laws that is essential for the betterment of the country if he will win as senator.

    8. mhar anterola on

      magkaroon man ng palitan ng cabinet members maging sa tesda hindi pa din mapapalitan ang magandang ginaea ni sec joel sa tesda..

    9. Regardless of whether he runs under the LP, NPC or the LGBT party, we will never vote for nor support Joel Villanueva even if he runs for kagawad.

      • so what? haha. mukang wala rin namang susuporta sa gusto mong yan, Villanueva for Senator!

    10. go sec joel villanueva for running for one of the Senator in this year 2016 ….para sa pagbabago go go go sec joel .your the one who deserve for Senator……

    11. any news po laban sayo is worthless.. dahil para samin pong mga nagmamahal at nakakakilala sayo.. hinding hindi po kame mawawalan ng tiwala at paniniwala sayo.. go sec. go tesdaman

    12. go sec joel.. kung san ka man po dumaan.. im sure, na daang matuwid pa din ang lalakaran mo.

    13. Sec joel deserves to be voted as Senator. He has all the competency needed as well as an amazing track record, not to mention all that he has done for TESDA. I hope he’ll get the popularity he deserves.

    14. Sec Joel with all his accomplishments and transformations done in TESDA NEEDS to be a senator!!
      Go Tesdaman!

    15. Go sec joel villanueva! I believe in you as well as in your skills! I support you together with your advocacies!

    16. We support Joel Villanueva! He should resign not because of the pdaf issue but to give way for the 2016 Elections!

      Yehey! Villanueva for Senator!

    17. Sang-ayon ako sa pagtakbo ni Sec.Joel Villanueva as Senator. Maganda naman ang performance na pinapakita nya sa TESDA. Kahit san pang partylist yan, ok pa din ako kayJoel Villanueva :)

    18. Yes. It’s high time for this kind of tandems in our government. I’ll go for the secretary of TESDA, Sec. Villanueva. One of those who really performed excellently.

    19. Go Sec. Joel Villanueva. You have proved that you are qualified to run for the senate Go for it!!! We are here to support you

    20. Catalino Garcia on

      Aquino should fire them all for incompetence and then Aquino should resign for being #1 incompetent.