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Evasco to replace Robredo as HUDCC head

/ 05:12 PM December 05, 2016

Cabinet Secretary Jun Evasco has been appointed to replace Vice President Leni Robredo as head of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC).

“PRRD just appointed CabSec Jun Evasco to head HUDCC. This is on top of Sec. Evasco’s current job responsibilities,” Communication Secretary Martin Andanar told media on Monday.

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Robredo announced her resignation from the Cabinet of President Rodrigo Duterte after she was informed by Evasco, through text message, that Duterte has instructed her to “desist from attending all Cabinet meetings.”

Malacañang confirmed this, saying “there are irreconcilable differences between VP Robredo and the administration.”

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READ: Palace confirms ‘desist’ order for Robredo but clarifies some issues

In a statement on Sunday, Robredo said it was “the last straw, because it makes it impossible for me to perform my duties.”

She also mentioned a “plot to steal the vice presidency” that is “now being set into motion.”

She did not elaborate on that but on Monday, she told media that the administration was “trying to ease (her) out.”/rga

READ: Robredo asked to stop attending Cabinet meetings, quits post

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