Duterte Youth head gets gov't position

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 29 2017 04:08 PM

The head of the Duterte Youth has been appointed to the National Youth Commission, representing Luzon.

Ronald Gian Carlo Cardema will hold the position of commissioner representing Luzon for a term of 3 years.

Cardema shot to fame after his group had a confrontation with singer Jim Paredes, a staunch critic of Duterte, at EDSA during the 31st anniversary of the 1986 People Power Revolution.

Solicitor General Jose Calida later honored the group with a "Republic Defenders" pin. 

Meanwhile, Duterte also nominated a new ambassador to head the Philippine Embassy in Singapore.

In an official documented signed August 23, 2017, Duterte nominated to the Department of Foreign Affairs Joseph Del Mar Yap as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Singapore.