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Palace on Cabinet men running in 2019: Hindi maaubusan ng appointees ang Pangulo!

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By Prince Golez

Malacanang on Thursday assured President Rodrigo Duterte will not run out of appointees should his Cabinet members decide to quit their posts to run for public office in the 2019.

Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. was reacting to Communications Secretary Martin Andanar’s statement that “seven to eight” members of Duterte’s Cabinet might run in next year’s midterm elections.

“For every Cabinet official that leaves, there’s probably 100 people interested in one post,” Roque said in a press briefing.

“So, there will not be a shortage of individuals to fill in the slots or the vacancies to be vacated by Cabinet members who are seeking public office,” he added.

Asked if Duterte was informed about the plans of these Cabinet members in 2019, the spokesman said, “I know with one office he knows from the very beginning.”