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Sa Palasyo na! Duterte picks Karlo Nograles as new Cabinet Secretary

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President Rodrigo Duterte is set to appoint Davao City Rep. Karlo Nograles as the new Cabinet Secretary, Politiko has learned.

A source told Politiko that Nograles will take his oath next week, after Duterte signs his appointment paper.

Nograles replaces Leoncio “Jun” Evasco Jr., who will run for governor of Bohol.

He currently heads the House appropriations committee, which is in charge of scrutinizing the proposed national budget for 2019.

The lawmaker, a nephew of Duterte, previously announced he will no longer run for senator.

He is on his third and final term as a congressman.