Duterte names more Cabinet members, agency heads

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Some of Duterte's Cabinet members listen to additional names joining the official family.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — More names were added to the list of Cabinet members for the incoming administration.

Sal Panelo, spokesperson of president-elect Rodrigo Duterte, enumerated during a press conference on Tuesday in Panacan, Davao City new names joining the official family — basically former government officials, retired police and military officers, and friends of the incoming president.

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These included: former military attaché to Washington retired general Delfin Lorenzana for the Defense department (DND); former South Cotabato governor Mike Sueno for the Interior department (DILG); and undersecretary Fortunato dela Peña for the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

Appointees from the Left included former Anakpawis representative Rafael Mariano for the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) women's committee head Judy Taguiwalo for the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

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Head of various agencies were also named: NBI Region 11 director Dante Gierran as director of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI); former Davao City public safety command center chief Isidro Lapena for the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA); lawyer Martin Delgra for the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB); former Davao City police chief Jaime Morente for the Bureau of Immigration (BI); Ricardo Jalad for the National Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council (NDRRMC); and former Marine colonel Nicanor Faeldon for the Bureau of Customs (BOC).

Duterte defended his choices, saying Cabinet secretaries would be his alter egos — and he needed to be able to trust them. He said it's inevitable that he would choose from among the small group of people he knew, adding these were people of integrity and honesty.

He added that he had personally picked them, and with their previous experience, he's not worried about their performance.

Meanwhile, the president-elect did not give any marching orders, saying he's not one to interfere with his people once he's given them a task.

As long as they would do their job well, he said he would let them be.

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For those asking if he's now considering a post for vice president-elect Leni Robredo — Duterte said he had no compelling reason to do so.

He also admitted he's friends with losing vice-presidential bet Bongbong Marcos — saying his father was a Cabinet secretary of the late President Marcos.

CNN Philippines' Ina Andolong contributed to this report.