Toots Ople, former Labor Sec Laguesma, economist Balicasa join BBM Cabinet

Toots Ople, former Labor Sec Laguesma, economist Balicasa join BBM Cabinet

By Junex Doronio
May 23, 2022

MANILA — A powerhouse cabinet for the incoming President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Romualdez Marcos Jr. looms with the entry of respected migrant workers’ rights advocate Susan “Toots” Ople, former Labor Secretary Bienvenido Laguesma and economist Arsenio Balicasan.

Manila Bulletin reported late Monday afternoon that President-elect Marcos said Ople has accepted his offer to head the newly-created Department for Migrant Workers (DMW) while Laguesma will again take the helm of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

Earlier, unopposed Cavite Representative Jesus Crispin “Boying” Remulla has accepted the offer of President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to head the Department of Justice (DOJ).

“He (President-elect BBM) has no other intention but to do the best job possible for the people. ‘Yan ang sinasabi namin talaga na (That’s what we are saying, that is a) very rare chance given by the people to serve so the opportunity is there to do it and do it the best way possible,” the incoming Justice secretary pointed out.. (ai/mtvn)

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