Presumptive President and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte’s transition committee members are formed on Wednesday, May 11, after President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino called the former’s staff and ordered them to start the transition to his administration.
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Peter Laviña, Mayor Duterte’s spokesman, posted the names of the committee members on his Facebook account. They are Duterte’s campaign officers manager Leoncio “Jun” Evasco, assistant manager and executive assistant Christopher “Bong” Go, finance head Carlos “Sonny” Dominguez and lawyers Salvador Medialdea and Loreto Ata. Laviña is also part of the team.
They had their first meeting at the Marco Polo Hotel in Davao City on Wednesday, May 11.
The committee held their first meeting on Wednesday at the Marco Polo Hotel in Davao City.
It was said that Aquino's and Duterte's teams are supposed to coordinate with each other as Duterte's proclamation date, June 30, draws near.
Laviña also said that the mayor’s transition committee will be divided in four (4) teams: an over-all committee, a selection committee that will select his Cabinet, a policy group that would draft his plans in his first 100 days, and an inauguration committee that will prepare ceremonies for his assumption into office.
“We’re working on the names but ‘di pa po (but it’s not yet) for public release. We have to present these names to the mayor for approval,” said spokesperson Laviña.
According to Mr. Bong Go, the mayor’s first meeting with the members prioritized laying the foundation for every committee’s goal.
“[We discussed] different possibilities, different scenarios, ganito, ganyan. How will we start the administration? Importante is day one, prepared na lahat, ‘no? Ready to run the government na. In place na. After the inaugural, back to work and then umpisa na,” he said.
Present president’s administration is also getting ready in forming its own transition team.