Citing differences, Philippine vice-president quits Duterte cabinet


Leni Robredo, a human rights lawyer and respected political newcomer, said in a statement that she will resign as housing secretary, an appointment made by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, but will stay on in her elected post as vice-president. She is the second official to resign from Duterte’s administration in less than a week after Maria Serena Diokno quit as head of the government’s historical commission on Tuesday.

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