Aguinaldo State Dining Room, Malacañang
May 8, 2017

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte announced the appointment of former Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff and the Special Envoy to the Middle East Ambassador Roy Cimatu as the new Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) during the 15th Cabinet Meeting.

After the announcement, the Chief Executive talked on several matters including the preparations for the “Big One,” which was presented by National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Director Ricardo Jalad.

Also, among the points underpinned in the meeting’s agenda were the briefing on the Road Map to Federalism; the issues, concerns and opportunities on the National Transmission Grid; the results of the President’s visits to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of Bahrain, and State of Qatar; the results of the Philippines’ hosting of the 30th Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and related meetings; briefing on the Presidents’ participation in the World Economic Forum on ASEAN 2017 and in the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation; and President’s trip to the Russian Federation.

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