Duterte names some Cabinet members


Posted at May 16 2016 03:16 PM

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In his first official press conference after dominating the May 9 elections, presumptive president Davao City Rodrigo Duterte on Monday named some individuals he wants in his Cabinet.

Duterte said he has offered the post of finance secretary to Carlos 'Sonny' Dominguez, who has yet to respond.

Arthur Tugade, Duterte's classmate at the San Beda College of Law, is set to be the next transportation and communications chief.

Duterte said he also offered his running mate, Senator Alan Peter Cayetano, the top posts of either the Department of Foreign Affairs or Department of Justice.

Duterte said an acting secretary will be head the department Cayetano chooses until the latter can be officially appointed as secretary a year after losing in the elections.

He added that he will give the Communist Party of the Philippines a place in his Cabinet.

He also plans to appoint younger officials as undersecretaries.

- DZMM TeleRadyo, 16 April 2016