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Duterte cancels special Cabinet meeting on Monday — Medialdea

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 12:37 PM June 16, 2019
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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte in Pasay City on February 25, 2019. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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.

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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)

READ: Duterte calls special Cabinet meeting Monday to discuss sinking of PH boat

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