Members of President Benigno Aquino 3rd’s Cabinet may be beneficial to the coming administration of presumptive President Rodrigo Duterte.
Secretary Sonny Coloma of the Presidential Communications Operations Office made the statement after the Duterte camp announced that it is considering retaining some members of the Aquino Cabinet once the Davao City Mayor assumes the presidency.
“We have seen in the past that there are Cabinet members who served multiple administrations. We should give the new President the room to pick the best and the brightest, but I would say that having people from the past administration would be of help,” Coloma said in Filipino over state-run Radyo ng Bayan.
“With experienced people, the learning curve will be decreased,” he added.
The Palace expressed confidence that the new administration will be able to sustain the gains of the Aquino presidency.
“We continue to work to maintain the high level of investor confidence. That’s why in the past six years, we have been persevering in laying the foundation, building the infrastructure, through good governance, because President Aquino is convinced that good governance translates to good economics,” Coloma said.
“We are confident that the foundation that we built is strong and won’t be taken down. We have built this with the help of a lot of sectors,” Coloma added.