Infighting in Duterte’s Cabinet, as Squabbles Hound Presidential Appointees

Several cases of infighting among President Rodrigo Duterte’s cabinet members have been noted the past few weeks. Finance secretary Carlos Dominguez and Environment head Gina Lopez have been at odds over mining, while Ismael Sueno was recently dismissed as Interior secretary after a rift with three Duterte-appointed undersecretaries. Cabinet secretary Leoncio Evasco is also reportedly in a row with presidential special assistant Bong Go over rice importation. Duterte is close to both…

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