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Duterte names more members of his Cabinet

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 04:00 PM May 22, 2016
This photo taken on May 15, 2016 shows Philippines' president-elect Rodrigo Duterte (L, in black) gesturing as he talks with military and police officials during an informal meeting at a hotel in Davao City, in the southern island of Mindanao. Business titans, turncoat politicians, celebrities and rebel leaders are descending on the long-neglected far southern Philippines, hoping to gain favour with the nation's shock new powerbroker. The remote and dusty city of Davao has suddenly become the country's new seat of power after hometown hero Rodrigo Duterte won last week's presidential election in a landslide. / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE / TO GO WITH AFP STORY PHILIPPINES-POLITICS-DUTERTE-DAVAO BY AYEE MACARAIG

This photo taken on May 15, 2016 shows Philippines’ president-elect Rodrigo Duterte (L, in black) gesturing as he talks with military and police officials during an informal meeting at a hotel in Davao City, in the southern island of Mindanao. AFP FILE PHOTO

DAVAO CITY — Presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday announced other members of his Cabinet.

Duterte said he is appointing his campaign manager, Leoncio “Jun” Evasco, as  Secretary to the Cabinet.

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He added that former Armed Forces chief of staff Hermogenes Esperon will be his National Security Adviser while Col. Rolando Bautista will be head of the Presidential Security Group.

Former justice secretary Silvestre Bello II, he said, is his Labor and Employment Secretary. Bello’s name was earlier floated as chief negotiator between the government and the National Democratic Front (NDF).

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The presumptive President-elect also said that he will appoint Ernesto Pernia to the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda). Pernia is with the University of the Philippines School of Economics.

Duterte said he has yet to choose the other members of his Cabinet. He said some declined his offer to join.

READ: Duterte’s presumptive Cabinet

 

Earlier, Duterte announced some of the members of his Cabinet, who are as follows:

  • Presidential Spokesperson: Salvador Panelo
  • Executive Secretary: Salvador Medialdea
  • Peace Process: Jesus Dureza
  • Justice: Vitaliano Aguirre
  • Foreign Affairs: Perfecto Yasay Jr.
  • Public Works and Highways: Las Piñas Rep. Mark Villar
  • Transportation and Communications: Arthur Tugade
  • Finance: Carlos Dominguez III
  • Agriculture: Emmanuel “Manny” Piñol
  • PAGCOR: Andrea Domingo JE/rga

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