MANILA, Philippines – "Change is coming."
This was president-elect Rodrigo Duterte's winning campaign slogan. After getting a decisive mandate from millions of Filipino voters in the 2016 elections, Duterte has started to form his administration.
His transition committee earlier suggested that the incoming Cabinet will be patterned after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's gender-balanced, youthful team.
So far, does Duterte's choice of Cabinet members reflect the Canadian model that has been praised around the world? Are the nominees the best ones to help him deliver on his promise of change?
Scrutinize Duterte's nominees
MovePH, Rappler's civic engagement arm, is introducing the first crowdsourced vetting process in the country that gives you an opportunity to scrutinize Duterte's nominees.
Does the nominee have the knowledge and experience for the job?
Does the nominee have conflict of interest?
Is the nominee facing or is linked to graft and corruption cases?
What do you know about the nominee's lifestyle?
If you have tips about the nominees you want us to pursue, email email@example.com.
On X, a free platform for Rappler's community, you can also share other relevant information, stories, photos, and links to videos about the nominees.
1) VET THE NOMINEES
Click a name and post information about the nominee.
Executive Secretary: Salvador Medialdea Presidential Spokesperson: Salvador Panelo Acting Foreign Affairs: Former Securities and Exchange Commission chief Perfecto Yasay Jr Transportation and Communications: Arthur Tugade Finance: Former agriculture secretary Carlos Dominguez III Agriculture: Former North Cotabato governor Emmanuel "Manny" Piñol Public Works and Highways: Las Piñas Representative Mark Villar Mindanao peace process: Jesus Dureza PAGCOR: Former Bureau of Immigration chief Andrea Domingo Defense: Former defense chief Gibo Teodoro Department of Justice Vitaliano Aguirre Department of Environment and Natural Resources Carlos Isagani Zarate Solicitor General Jose Calida Department of Energy Alfonso Cusi Department of Labor and Employment Silvestre Bello III National Economic and Development Authority Ernesto Pernia Secretary to the Cabinet Leoncio “Jun” Evasco Presidential Security Group Rolando Bautista Department of Budget and Management Benjamin Diokno Department of Education Leonor Briones
2) SUGGEST AND VET NAMES FOR THE FOLLOWING OPEN POSITIONS
In the comment box below or on X, you can also recommend and make a list of your preferred nominees for the following positions:
Department of Health (DOH)
Department of Tourism (DOT)
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)
Department of Science and Technology (DOST)
National Security Council (NSC), National Security Adviser and Director-General
Office of the Chief Presidential Legal Counsel (OCPLC)
Presidential Management Staff (PMS)
Commission on Higher Education (CHED)
Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA)
Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO)
Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO)
Presidential Legislative Liaison Office (PLLO)
National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC)
Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA)
Office of the Political Adviser (OPA)
Office of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF)
Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)
Governance Commission for GOCCs (GCG)
Presidential Assistant for Environment (PAE)
Presidential Assistant for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization (PAFSAM)
Climate Change Commission (CCC)
Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO)
The following agencies have been offered to the Left. Name qualified left-leaning personalities you would like to recommend:
Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)
Be part of the change by helping promote transparency and accountability in the new government. Start with those who will surround the president. – Rappler.com