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Present! VP Robredo attends Cabinet orientation

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Vice President Leonor Robredo made her first appearance as a member of the Cabinet during a meeting in Malacanang Monday.

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol posted on Facebook photos of Robredo joining other members of President Rodrigo Duterte’s official family.

“Presided by Executive Secretary Bingbong Medialdea, it is now attended by Vice President Leni Robredo and all Cabinet Secretaries,” said Pinol, who was also present at the meeting

Duterte is to preside over a second Cabinet meeting at 1 p.m.

Last week, Duterte offered Robredo the housing portfolio, which Robredo accepted.

Also present at the morning Cabinet meet were secretaries Sonny Dominguez (finance), Perfecto Yasay Jr. (foreign affairs), Vitaliano Aguirre II (justice), Paulyn Ubial (health), Judy Taguiwalo (social welfare), Silvestre Bello III (labor), Mark Villar (public works), Regina Lopez (environment) Wanda Teo (tourism), Boy delos Santos (science), Al Cusi (energy), and Cabinet Al Cusi(energy), and Cabinet Secretary Jun Evasco.

Present as well were Hermogenes Esperon Jr., Presidential Communications Operations Office head Martin Andanar, presidential spokesman Ernie Abella, presidential peace process adviser Jesus Dureza, information and communications secretary Rodolfo Salalima, NEDA head Ernesto Pernia, budget secretary Benjamin Diokno, transportation secretary Art Tugade, interior secretary Mike Sueno, agrarian reform secretary Rafael Mariano, trade secretary Mon Lopez, Undersecretary Ding Luna, and education secretary Leonor Briones.