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The Philippine vice president resigns from posts in Marcos' Cabinet as alliance flounders

Posted on AllSides June 19th, 2024
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Philippine Vice President Sara Duterte resigned Wednesday from her posts of education secretary and head of an anti-insurgency body, as her whirlwind alliance with President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. unraveled over key differences, including efforts to arrest a religious leader accused of child abuses and Manila’s handling of escalating territorial disputes with Beijing. Duterte’s resignation from Marcos' Cabinet was accepted by the president and would take effect July 19, Communications Secretary Cheloy Garafil said in a statement, and added she would remain the vice president. Duterte, 46, did not cite any...

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