May 2, 2017: PDP lawyer eyed as new DENR Chief

May 2, 2017: PDP lawyer eyed as new DENR Chief
 

day before the resumption of the confirmation hearing on the appointment of controversial Environment Secretary Gina Lopez, some allies of President Duterte have suggested a new name to replace her for the post—just in case.In a statement on Monday, leaders of Mr. Duterte’s party PDP-Laban in Caraga, his campaign groups, and his fraternity Lex Talionis endorsed 37-year-old lawyer and former local government official Mark Kristopher Tolentino for the position.

In the last elections, Tolentino was the sole PDP-Laban candidate endorsed by Duterte in the Caraga region, for the mayoralty of his hometown Cabadbaran City, though Tolentino lost in the race. Tolentino previously made a name as the town’s youngest municipal councilor at 15-years-old, as president of the local Sangguniang Kabataan. He also served in the Office of the Solicitor General.

 

 

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