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Duterte appoints Karlo Nograles as Cabinet Secretary — Palace

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 11:04 AM November 05, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Davao City Rep. Karlo Alexei Nograles as the next Cabinet Secretary who will replace former Secretary Leoncio “Jun” Evasco, Malacañang confirmed Monday.

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Evasco filed his Certificate of Candidacy as Bohol governor on October 16.

“The former congressman Karlo Nograles will be taking his oath of office this [Monday] afternoon as Cabinet secretary,” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a Palace briefing.

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Asked why Duterte had chosen Nograles, Panelo said, “He enjoys the trust and confidence of the appointing power, the President.”

READ: Duterte picks Karlo Nograles as next Cabinet Secretary

Nograles was initially included in the possible senatorial slate of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) for the 2019 midterm elections, but he later said that he would no longer run in next year’s elections.

READ: Nograles drops Senate bid

He is on his third and final term as Davao City Representative. /je

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