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Negros Occidental Rep. Genaro Alvarez Jr. was sworn in as member of the powerful Commission on Appointments (CA) at the Senate session hall Tuesday.

Alvarez represents the 6th district of the province.

The 1987 Constitution created the CA consisting of the Senate president as ex-officio chairman, with 12 senators and 12 congressmen as members. (http://www.visayandailystar.com/2019/August/21/topstory3.htm)

It is empowered by the Constitution to vet major Cabinet appointments and promotions in the military and diplomatic service.

The CA is set to tackle the Cabinet appointments of Information and Communications Technology Secretary Gregorio Honasan and Agriculture Secretary William Dar.