Left submits Cabinet nominees to Duterte

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Saturday, 28 May 2016 - Last Updated on December 21, 2016

sisondutertePresident-elect Rodrigo Duterte has confirmed that the Left has submitted its list of Cabinet nominees, four of which are women. Duterte said in a media briefing late Wednesday night that the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) spokesperson Fidel Agcaoili turned over the list last Tuesday, adding that the list was “impressive.” “I am inclined to give in. If we can talk smoothly when Jose Maria Sison [comes] home in July, I am willing to give lahat ng liderato para mapuwesto sa gobyerno (give all the leaders government posts),” Duterte said in an report. Duterte had previously offered the Left the top positions in the Department of Agrarian Reform, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Environment and Natural Resources and Department of Labor and Employment. Reports said the NDF has nominated generic viagra sildenafil University of the Philippines professor Judy Taguiwalo as DSWD head, and Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) chairperson Rafael Mariano for the agrarian reform department. Taguiwalo confirmed the reports, saying she is honored to be nominated by the CPP/NDF as DSWD secretary. “That an incoming president of the Philippines is extending his hand to the Left and inviting the latter to be part of government is a historic act,” Taguiwalo, a Martial law political detainee, said in a Facebook post. President-elect Duterte however cialis for sale nz changed his mind in giving the DENR to the Left, due to alleged sensitive issues in mining operations in the country. “Mainit ako diyan kasi talagang sinira nila ang ating lupa,” Duterte said, referring to mining companies in the country. Communist rebels have been active in targeting big, abusive mining companies in their tactical raids, seizing weapons, burning equipment but sparing civilians. Duterte has confirmed that exiled Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria Sison will return to the country once he assumes the presidency. “Joma is coming home,” he said. “I (told him) I cannot give you the invitation now because I am not the president. And I cannot guarantee anything about the safety pass.” viagra sales rep “Maybe you can wait until the 30th of June, I will, by that time, I said, presidente ako, I can give you the letter to come over,” Duterte added. Reacting to reservations of some military officers on the possible peace deal with Communist rebels, Duterte advised them to just shut up. “You are military, supposed to shut up. Kapag sundalo ka, shut up. Lalo na kapag I’m the incoming commander-in-chief. I’m trying hard to find peace for my country tapos andiyan ka, napakababa,” an irked Duterte told the media.

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