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The Commission on Appointments (CA) has confirmed the ad interim appointment of Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Wendel Avisado Wednesday (February 26).

Avisado was confirmed during CA’s plenary session, which was presided over by Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III.

Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri, who sponsored Avisado’s confirmation, called the DBM Secretary a “product of Mindanao.”

Zubiri thanked Avisado for providing assistance to the Ministry of Finance, and Budget and Management of the Bangsamoro Autonomous region in Muslim Mindanao (MFBM-BARMM) during the crafting of the first-ever Bangsamoro Expenditure Program.

“I am pleased to know that our brothers and sisters in the Bangsamoro are getting the assistance and support they need from no less than the national government’s top expert on budgetary matters and fiscal management,” the senator said.

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