Nograles is the new Cabinet SecretaryPosted on
DAVAO CITY (November 5)— First District Congressman Karlo Nograles has been named the new Cabinet Secretary to replace Leoncio ‘Jun’ Evasco who resigned last October.
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo during the Palace press briefing on Monday, revealed Nograles is expected to take his oath before President Rodrigo Duterte anytime today.
Nograles is currently the chairperson of the powerful Committee on Finance at the House of Representatives.
Panelo said the young Nograles enjoys the “Trust and confidence” of the President.
Now on his third and final term as Congressman, Nograles earlier planned to seek a Senate seat but on October 3 he announced he would instead help Mindanao candidates.
Nograles is a nephew of Duterte by affinity. His mother–Elizabeth Bendigo Nograles is Duterte’s first cousin. His father Prospero was elected House Speaker in February 2008. He ran for Mayor in 2010 but lost Sara Duterte.
Prospero Nograles was the longest political rival of President Rodrigo Duterte here is Davao City, until they kissed and made during Karlo’s birthday party in 2016..
Presidential son Paolo Duterte is seeking the post of the young Nograles come 2019 elections, Paolo is unopposed.-Editha Z. Caduaya/NewsLine.ph