FORMER Davao City 1st District Rep. Karlo Alexei B. Nograles took his oath yesterday as the new Cabinet Secretary, replacing Leoncio B. Evasco, Jr. who is running for Bohol governor in the 2019 polls.
In a statement, Mr. Nograles said: “I thank President Duterte for welcoming me to his Cabinet. As a fellow Mindanaoan and kapwa probinsyano, I hope to contribute to government efforts to bring development to the regions through different programs that place an emphasis on providing more economic opportunities outside Metro Manila.”
Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said in her statement, “I am sure he will do very well in his new position, and that he will be a valuable member of the President’s team. I wish him all the best!” — A.L. Balinbin and C.A. Tadalan