Duterte to form Erap-like Cabinet, says David


A political analyst is confident that presumptive President Rodrigo Duterte will appoint the right individuals to his Cabinet, following the example of former President Joseph "Erap" Estrada.

In an interview with ABS-CBN "Halalan2016," sociologist Randy David said that Estrada recognizes that a president cannot run the country on charisma alone. Thus, he needs highly competent individuals in top positions in the executive department.

"Ang gagaling ng Gabinete ni Erap sapagkat kinilala niya ang kahalagahan ng pagkakaroon ng matatalino, talentadong miyembro ng Gabinete," he said.

"Gagamitin mo ang karisma mo subalit ang mga magtatrabaho at talagang haharap sa suliranin ng bayan ay iyung pinkamagaling sa ating bansa. Makikita iyan sa appointments sa Gabinete."

David said Duterte is a veteran politician who recognizes the need for able aides.

The sociologist added that Duterte would likely choose fellow Mindanaoans for his Cabinet.

Duterte said Monday he was eyeing close friends and former military men in his Cabinet, providing the first glimpse of the government that the maverick mayor is forming.

Duterte said he was considering hotelier and former agriculture secretary Carlos Dominguez as his finance or transportation secretary, while former presidential peace adviser Jesus Dureza would be taken in for his experience in Mindanao affairs.

- DZMM TeleRadyo 2016, 10 April 2016