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Philippines' Army Chief med Secretary of Local Government

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 May 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Manila, May 10: Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday med the country’s Armed Forces Chief as the next Secretary of Interior and Local Government, days after choosing another military man as the Environment Secretary. Eduardo Año, 55, will take command of the Department of Interior and Local Government in October, after leaving his position as the Chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Duterte said at a press conference in Manila. Año will succeed the current acting secretary, Catalino Cuy, who assumed the role on April 5 after Ismael Sueno was removed from the post over alleged corruption. The announcement comes just days after Duterte selected former Army Chief Roy Cimatu as Secretary of Environment and tural Resources to substitute Gi Lopez, Efe news reported. Lopez’s appointment was not approved by Congress due to her controversial decision to end more than half of the country’s mining activities citing environmental damage. (IANS)

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