Environment Post Offer to Leftists Off the Table

Incoming president Rodrigo Duterte has taken back his offer for the Communist Party to nominate the secretary of environment and natural resources in his new cabinet. The party earlier recommended leftist congressmen Carlos Zarate or Teddy Casino. Duterte said that he now prefers a former military man to handle the post, noting that the agency and the mining sector needs to be disciplined. He did not indicate, however, the mining policy of his administration, though he has stated in the past that he is totally against…

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