Leni to do promised duty even without cabinet post

Leni to do promised duty even without cabinet post

Vice President-elect Maria Leonora “Leni” Robredo says that she is to give her best in doing her promised duty to the Filipinos, with or without a position, and she respects the decision of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte in forming the cabinet of his new administration.

Leni to do promised duty even without cabinet post

"Iginagalang natin ang ginawang pagpili ni Pangulong Duterte ng mga taong bubuo ng kanyang Gabinete. Bilang pangulo, nasa kapangyarihan niya ang mamili ng mga taong makakatulong niya sa pagpapatakbo ng pamahalaan," Robredo said.

(We respect the decision of President Duterte in choosing the people forming his Cabinet. As a president, it is in his power to choose the right people who can help him run the government.)

"Subalit may posisyon man o wala, sisikapin kong matupad ang mga pangakong binitiwan ko sa ating mga kababayan sa abot ng aking makakaya," she added.

(But with or without a position, I will give my best to make sure that I fulfill my promises to the Filipinos.)

On Tuesday night, incoming President Duterte admitted that he has not reserved any cabinet seat to Robredo because he does not want to disappoint and hurt the feelings of Robredo’s neck-and-neck rival, Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

“I don’t want to hurt the feelings of Bongbong Marcos. He is my friend. That is the political reality,” President Duterte said during a press conference held in Davao City.

“Reconciliation need not come from an appointment (for Robredo). There is no compelling reason for me to accommodate the VP. I am sorry. Leni must understand that she belongs to the opposite side (of the political fence),” Duterte added.

The following are the newly-appointed members of Duterte’s cabinet as announced on Tuesday:


Bureau of Customs head – Nicanor Faeldon

Bureau of Immigration head – Jaime Morente

Cabinet secretary – Leonicio Evasco

Executive secretary – Salvador Midealdea

Department of Agriculture secretary – Manny Piñol

Department of Agrarian Reform secretary  –  Rafael Mariano

Department of Budget and Management secretary –  Benjamin Biokno

Department of Education secretary – Leonor Briones

Department of Energy secretary – Alfonso Cusi

Department of Finance secretary – Carlos Dominguez

Department of Foreign Affairs secretary – Perfecto Yasay, Jr.

Department of Interior and Local Government secretary – Mike Sueno

Department of Interior and Local Government undersecretary – Catalino Coy

Department of Justice secretary – Vitaliano Aguirre

Department of Labor secretary  – Sivestre Bello III

Department of National Defense secretary – Delfin Lorenzana

Department of Public Works and Highways secretary – Mark Villar

Department of Science and Technology secretary – Fortunato Dela Pena

Department of Social Welfare and Development secretary – Judy Taguiwalo

Land Transportation Franchise Regulatory Board head – Martin Delgra

National Bureau of Investigation head – Martin Gierran

National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council head – Ricardo Jalad

National Intelligence Coordinationg Agency head – Alex Agudo

National Economic Development Authority director general – Ernesto Pernia

National Security adviser – Hermogenes Esperon

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency head – Isdiro Lapena

Peace Process adviser – Jesus Dureza

Presidential assistant for Visayas – Mike Dino

Presidential spokesperson – Salvador Panelo

Solicitor General – Jose Calida


RELATED: Duterte:  P3 M reward for drug lords, dead or alive


Source: Kami.com.ph

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