LIST: Duterte names possible Cabinet members
Rosette Adel (philstar.com) - May 16, 2016 - 1:52am

MANILA, Philippines – Presumptive president Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte on Monday revealed the names of the individuals he wants to be part of his administration.

Among the officials he mentioned is his running mate, Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano. He said he will ask Cayetano to choose between the Department of Foreign Affairs or the Justice Department or he may opt to stick to the Senate as he also respects that.

“You are my vice-president. Wala pa namang proclamation e,” Duterte said while asking Cayetano to join him in the press conference held at the Matina Enclave Clubhouse, Davao City.

Duterte also mentioned that he offered former vice presidential bet and former Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Perfecto Yasay to serve as the acting Foreign Affairs secretary for a year. He even asked Yasay to take a furlough in his teaching career at a university in Hawaii to serve for a year.

Under a Duterte presidency, the mayor said the Communist Party of the Philippines will be offered the Department of Agrarian Reform, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Department of Labor and Employment or the Department Social Welfare and Development.

The presumptive president also named the top candidates for the Philippine National Police chief post, whom he asked to be “passionately against drugs.” These are Chief Superintendent Ronald Dela Rosa, Mimaropa police officer-in-charge Chief Superintendent Ramon Apolinario and  chief of staff of the PNP Anti-Kidnapping Group Senior Superintendent Rene Aspera.

In choosing government officials in his administration, Duterte said he will choose on his own. He said he does not want any senator or solon calling him up with their recommendations.

Duterte also said he does not want favors for promotion or recommendation. “I hate 'yang tawagan. Ayaw ko 'yan kasi in all probability, hindi ka qualified,” he said.

“Do not get any recommendations from anybody, I will decide on my own. After all, if anything goes wrong, it is the president who will answer or bear the burden,” Duterte said.

Duterte said all applicants in bureaus and government corporations must agree to have their names published.

“'Yung lahat except for secretary or undersecretary, I'll get it from the younger generations,” he concluded.

The presumptive president mentioned that he will talk to Gilbert "Gibo" Teodoro Jr. for a possible Cabinet position. "I'm still awaiting for somebody to handle defense. Gibo Teodoro is coming. I'll talk to him later," he said.

The following are the prospective Cabinet members of Duterte:

  • Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano – Secretary of Justice/ Foreign Affairs

  • Perfecto Yasay – Acting Secretary of Foreign Affairs

  • Carlos “Sonny” Dominguez – Department of Finance

  • Chief Superintendent Ronald Dela Rosa,  Mimaropa police officer-in-charge Chief Superintendent Ramon Apolinario and  Chief of staff of the PNP Anti-Kidnapping Group Senior Superintendent Rene Aspera – PNP Chief

  • Art Tugade – Department of Transportation and Communications

  • Communist Party of the Philippines –  Department of Agrarian Reform, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Department of Labor and Employment or Department Social Welfare and Development.

  • Peter Laurel - Department of Education

  • Jesus Dureza - Peace Process

  • Bebot Bello - Peace Process (communist side)

  • Salvador Panelo - Presidential spokesperson

  • Salvador "Bingbong" Medialdea - Executive Secretary

RELATED: Gibo Teodoro to meet with Duterte in Davao City

 

This is a developing story.

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