Duterte: Appointing Human Settlements chief a ‘long shot’ 

MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday said appointing the Secretary of the newly created Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development would be a "long shot." Speaking to reporters in Malacaang, Duterte explained that he would consult Senate President Vicente Sotto III, Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, and Senator Aquilino Pimentel III first before choosing someone to head the new agency. "Mabuti na gusto nila 'yung tao para he can receive a better reception, you know kung kilala nila ang tao (It's better if they like the person so he can receive a better reception)," Duterte said. Appointing Cabinet rank officials require the concurrence of the Com...

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