Duterte Appoints Former Military Chief Cimatu as New Environment Secretary

Roy Cimatu, the president’s special envoy for concerns of refugees and overseas Filipino workers, has been appointed environment secretary, replacing Gina Lopez. Cimatu used to be the chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines during the early years of the presidency of Gloria Arroyo. He was embroiled in a controversy upon his retirement after getting millions of send-off money under a system implemented during the Arroyo…

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