Aquino gives green light for transition

NOW that he has been proclaimed, President-elect Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III has given his prospective Cabinet members the green light to start transition work with the outgoing administration.

Incoming Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman said she already met Wednesday with officials of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to be briefed on the job.

Aside from Soliman, Aquino had confirmed as members of his official family Teresita Deles as peace adviser, and Paquito “Jojo” Ochoa as most likely the executive secretary.

In Malacañang, Presidential Management Staff head Elena Bautista-Horn said the transition team she now heads will submit a blueprint to the incoming administration.

She said the blueprint includes a 20-page situationer on the Arroyo administration’s “accomplishments and challenges,” including a world food crisis in 2007 and an economic crisis in 2008. She also said they will give the incoming administration two three-inch-thick books including the functional transitional report and operational transitional report of the bureaucracy. (PIA-Bohol)

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