- The presidency of Rodrigo Duterte has been known for its many firsts
- Today, the Duterte presidency made yet another first
- On May 3rd, the Commission on Appointments (CA) gave a rejection of yet another ad interim appointment
This back-to-back CA rejections of presidential appointees has been unprecedented in Philippine history.
Environment Secretary Gina Lopez has gone through three confirmation hearings before she finally get the decision.
During her confirmation hearings, Lopez was faced with questions regarding her technical knowledge and controversial orders.
Despite the issues on her controversial orders, Lopez have received the full support of President Rodrigo Duterte to the point of getting a re-appointment after being bypassed by CA.
Lopez is the second Duterte appointee to be rejected by the CA, following the rejection of ad interim Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. due to his 'questionable' citizenship.