By: Elena Grace Flores
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discloses the current status of the rumored cabinet positions for V.P. Leni Robredo, Senator Alan Peter Cayetano and Bongbong Marcos. No new post for Robredo, Senator Cayetano to be DFA Secretary and can’t wait for Bongbong Marcos.
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[VIDEO]: Duterte: No new cabinet post for VP Robredo; Sen. Cayetano to head DFA
Sure Ball for Cayetano
The President said that the current DFA Secretary Yasay returns to the United States to resume teaching international trade. Yasay is only holding the position temporarily after he pleaded to him to hold the post until Cayetano gets his Cabinet appointment.
No New Post for Robredo
Robredo who resigns as housing czar gets no new position. President Duterte in an interview with Jessica Soho reveals that he is irked by Robredo’s participating in rallies against him which the Vice President denies attending.
Nothing Yet for Marcos
The President does not want to promise anything to his political ally, Bongbong Marcos until he has something concrete in his hand. The preferred cabinet post of Marcos is already taken also. Nevertheless, Marcos’ influence is evident in the government despite not having an official title.
Robredo as V.P. with Marcos as Cabinet Secretary?
Pro-Marcos supporters cannot help but wonder if the Robredo-Marcos collaboration works should the electoral protest ruling takes longer time. Since the V.P. post is separated from the undertakings in the cabinet, awkwardness among the secretaries is unlikely. Basically, it can happen even if the president does not want to deal with it for the time being.