Aguinaldo State Dining Room, Malacañan Palace
January 6, 2020

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presided over the 45th Cabinet Meeting shortly after the ceremonial signing of the General Appropriations Act (GAA) of 2020 at the Aguinaldo State Dining Room in Malacañan Palace.

Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr. gave updates on the looming security crisis of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) stationed in Iran and other Middle East countries due to the possible retaliation of Iran following the recent U.S. airstrike in Baghdad that killed top Iranian military commander, Qassem Soleimani.

The meeting agenda also included discussions on the proposed revised water agreement, updates on ending local communist armed conflict, and reducing poverty as well as generating employment achievements and ways forward, among others.

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