Cabinet secretary at large? Peter Laviña joins Duterte team in China
Peter Laviña is apparently still very much part of the Duterte team despite his dismissal from the National Irrigation Administration for corruption allegations.
Laviña, a known close buddy of President Duterte from Davao, was also in Beijing, China brokering some deals with some Chinese businessmen while the President was on a visit there.
He also attended the “DuterteNomics” forum with other Cabinet secretaries held on the sidelines of the Belt and Road forum in Beijing. There was no awkward moment with his former Cabinet colleagues since he grabbed every opportunity to take photographs with them.