9 March 2022 - The Civil Service Commission (CSC) welcomed the ad interim appointment of former Cabinet Secretary Karlo Alexei B. Nograles as its new chairperson.

“Chairperson Nograles’ sterling public sector experience is a welcome addition to CSC. I am sure his leadership stint at the executive and legislative branches, and his experience bringing together the different agencies of government as CabSec especially during a time of global crisis, would be helpful in the CSC’s mission to professionalize a 1.7-million strong civil service. We are excited to hear about his plans and work with him,” Commissioner Aileen Lourdes A. Lizada said.

In a letter signed by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte dated 4 March 2022, Nograles was appointed as “ad interim chairman, Civil Service Commission, for a term expiring on 02 February 2029, vice Alicia Dela Rosa-Bala” who ended her term last 2 February.

This latest appointment completes the CSC’s three-member Commission en banc, composed of a chairperson and two commissioners, presently occupied by Commissioners Lizada and Ryan Alvin R. Acosta who joined the CSC in December 2018 and February 2022, respectively.

Nograles served three terms as representative of the 1st District of Davao City from 2010 to 2018, during which he chaired the Committees on Labor and Employment (16th Congress) and Appropriations (17th Congress), after which he was appointed as Cabinet Secretary by President Duterte in November 2018. Under the president’s administration, he also served as presidential spokesperson and co-chair and spokesperson of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID).

As required by the 1987 Constitution, Nograles’ ad interim appointment will undergo the confirmation process by the Commission on Appointments.