Duterte decision to appoint Villar as DPWH secretary opposed

The decision of presumptive President Rodrigo Duterte to appoint Cong. Mark Villar as secretary of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has been opposed.

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Villar, a re-elected Las Piñas representative, is the son of businessman and former senator Manny Villar whose political party, the Nacionalista Party (NP), officially forged a coalition with Partido ng Demokratikong Pilipino-Laban ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), where Duterte belongs.

On Monday, May 16, the incoming president announced that he would appoint the younger Villar—former president of Crown Asia Properties, Inc., a subsidiary of home builder Vista Land—to the top position at the DPWH.

Netizens got dismayed with Duterte's decision saying there is "conflict of interest." Here are some of the top Facebook comments:

Abu Zahra

Disgrasya si mark villar pa ang DPWH secretary, sigurado lahat ng ipapagawa nyang kalsada dadaan lahat sa subdivision nila.

Hovert Palmes Tejero

Tahimik na kaalyado at ginamit din ni digong ang pundo, makinarya ng NP sa nakaraang kampanya kaya napasok nya buong bansa! It's all about political ally and tactics, kapalit posisyon. Old school!

Fernando Villareal Navarra Jr.

President-elect Duterte: how about keeping Sec. Babes Singson in DPWH? He is tested, honest and was a top and consistent performer in the Aquino cabinet. Thank you for considering him, Sir!

Karno Palmes

Ha ha kitang kita on national TV si Manny villar bumubulong ke duterte YAN ANG PAGBABAGO WALANG KAIKAIBIGAN WALANG KAMAG ANAK, dati binabanatan yan ni cayetano ng magkandidato pagka presidente si Manny villar, he he pangalawang tawa ko na ito sa mga supporters, six years of entertainment ha ha ha

Bong del Valle

What is this? Villar's son on DPWH!!!! This is conflict of interest. Remember the flyover scandal that favors the properties of the Villars funded by the pork barrel of Elder Villar. Patronage politics in a Duterte presidency?

Jhun Costes

Ano ba yan? Yung property developer ginawang DPWH secretary? Asahan nating lahat ng kalsada dadaan sa kanilang mga company projects..nag uumpisa ng maglitawan mga TRAPO....paktay na

Doodz Mozo

Conflict of interest...pag aari ng mga housing tapos head ng dpwh?u think wala kayang corruption na mangyayari?kung saan may housing ang crown asia?doon din maggawa ng mga daan...di ba nangyari nayan sa mga villar noon?just asking...

Sumedh Pralhad

Patay na ... nagsimula nanaman si Digong ... kong gusto nya ng malinis na Cabinet Member bakit nya nilalagay ang may mga Bahid na ? Ang tanga naman tlga oh... DPWH ? Villar? Patay nanaman ang buong Pilipinas nito.. Lalagyan lang ng Spalto ang kalsada pag mainit n mainit tunaw pag ulan lubak lubak ... naku yayaman lalo si Villar Nito ... Stupid people who vote for him and trust him.. tingnan nyo ngayun nagsisimula na.

Julius Baguing

Pagbabago 👊. Puting people with huge interest. The Villiar's are one of the country's biggest developer and now his son is in dpwh. Wow pagbabago indeed.

Bryan D. Briones

Please retain Sec. Singson in DPWH! Kahit kaalyado ng LP siya, marami naman siyang nagawa at under his term, halos wala kayong nabalitaang anomalya!

Kristine Barcelona

its His time ...just enjoy the show...😊 of course, he's elected ...& everyone needs change... if u r not contented, another election after 6 yrs... if that son of Villar is not performing well, he can be changed anytime, for the moment, give a person another chance to prove his worth...ok?

Joey Muñoz

OMG! There is a conflict of interest. Hope and pray President Duterte should re evaluate Villars qualification. They are also tainted of corruption. Medyo palpak ang decision ni Tatay Digong dito. This is a clear political accomodation that contradicts his advocacy.

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