Duterte cancels special Cabinet meeting on Monday — Medialdea
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has cancelled his supposed special Cabinet meeting on Monday, June 17.
Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea confirmed this to INQUIRER.net. This development came a little over an hour after Cabinet Secretaries confirmed the meeting.
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Sunday that Duterte called for a special Cabinet meeting to discuss the sinking of a Filipino boat after a “collision” with a Chinese vessel in the West Philippine Sea.
The defense chief earlier said that a Chinese vessel collided with a Filipino vessel near the Recto Bank (Reed Bank) in the West Philippine Sea on June 9, leaving 22 Filipino fishermen at sea. He said a Vietnamese vessel rescued the fishermen.
The Philippines has already filed a diplomatic protest over the incident. (Editor: Julie Espinosa)
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.