Senate Majority leader Tito Sotto doubts if Perfecto Yasay’s confirmation as Foreign Affairs Secretary will pass through the Commission on Appointments.
According to Sotto, it would be difficult to confirm the Ad Interim Appointment of Yasay due to the issue on his citizenship.
Sotto also compared the DFA Secretary to Edgar Matobato and former Senior Police Officer Arturo Lascañas. The Senator insists that Yasay lied to the CA during his recent confirmation hearing.
Meanwhile, Senate President Koko Pimentel believes that Yasay should be given a chance to explain his citizenship.
Other than Yasay, Sotto also said that it will be difficult to confirm Environment Sec. Gina Lopez.
Sotto expects different sector groups will try to put a stop on Lopez’ confirmation.
Malacanang has yet to comment on the citizenship issue of Yasay.