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MANILA – In a televised news conference on Tuesday (May 31), incoming Press Secretary Salvador Panelo announced the names of additional people that President-elect Rodrigo Duterte had chosen to be part of his Cabinet.
So far, Duterte has picked 32 people who will hold key positions.
Here are the members of the Duterte Cabinet so far:
  • lawyer Salvador Medialdea as executive secretary
  • retired Gen. Hermogenes Esperon, former chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, as national security adviser
  • Mayor Leoncio Evasco Jr. of Maribojoc, Bohol, as secretary to the Cabinet
  • Michael Diño as presidential assistant for the Visayas
  • Lt. Gen. Ricardo Visaya as chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)
  • Chief Supt. Ronald de la Rosa as director of the Philipine National Police (PNP)
  • Dante Gierran as director of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), where he is currently Region 9 director (having jurisdiction over the Zamboanga Peninsula)
  • Ricardo Halad as executive director of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC)
  • former Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Mariano as secretary of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR)
  • former North Cotabato Gov. Manuel Piñol as secretary of the Department of Agriculture (DA)
  • Benjamin Diokno as secretary of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), a post he also held under the Estrada administration
  • former national treasurer Leonor Briones as secretary of the Department of Education (DepEd)
  • Alfonso Cusi, former manager of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), as secretary of the Department of Energy (DOE)
  • former Agriculture Secretary Carlos Dominguez as secretary of the Department of Finance
  • Perfecto Yasay, former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), as secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)
  • former South Cotabato Gov. Ismael "Mike" Sueño as secretary of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)
  • lawyer Vitaliano Aguirre II as secretary of the Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • former Justice Secretary Silvestre Bello III as secretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)
  • retired Maj. Gen. Delfin Lorenzana as secretary of the Department of National Defense (DND)
  • Las Piñas Rep. Mark Villar as secretary of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DSWD)
  • Judy Taguiwalo, professor at the College of Women and Development Studies at the University of the Philippines, as secretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)
  • Fortunato de la Peña as secretary of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), where he is undersecretary at the moment
  • Arthur Tugade, former president and CEO of Clark Development Corp., as secretary of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC)
Following are the other officials who will hold key positions in the Duterte administration:
  • Alex Monteagudo as director-general of the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA)
  • retired police Director Jaime Morente as chief of the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation (BID)
  • retired Marine Capt. Nicanor Faeldon as chief of the Bureau of Customs (BOC)
  • Cesar Dulay as chairman of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)
  • lawyer Martin Delgra as chairman of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB)
  • Edgar Galvante as chief of the Land Transportation Office (LTO)
  • Ernesto Pernia as director-general of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA)
  • former Immigration chief Andrea Domingo as chief executive officer of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor)
  • Isidro Lapeña as chief of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)
After the additional names were announced, Duterte took over the proceedings, saying: "It's not a simple job. We are looking for the composition of the Cabinet."
That was the reason, he said, why he would disappear from public view from time to time, because he had to review the credentials of the people recommended to him.
He stressed that he would not interfere with the work of his Cabinet members for as long as they do their jobs correctly.
"They are all men of integrity and honesty," he said.

Source: Interaksyon

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