President-elect Duterte to present Cabinet

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Davao City (CNN Philippines) Incoming president Rodrigo Duterte will present most of the members of his official family in Panacan, Davao City this afternoon.

The event at the Presidential Guest House comes a day after Congress proclaimed Duterte as the duly-elected next president of the country.

In an interview with CNN Philippines, incoming presidential spokesperson Sal Panelo explained that Duterte skipped his proclamation because he was busy completing his Cabinet.

Duterte will hold his first meeting with those he has already appointed to his Cabinet in the early afternoon. Following the meeting, he is expected to name the heads of the Bureau of Customs, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Land Transportation Office at a press conference.

Duterte on Sunday said he has not yet decided on a Cabinet post for vice president-elect Leni Robredo.

The outgoing Davao City mayor has not yet set a meeting with Robredo, saying it would be "awkward" to meet with her with nothing to offer.

Duterte said he and Robredo, who belongs to the Liberal Party, should first try to build "good rapport" since they do not really know each other. 

After yesterday’s proclamation, Robredo said she hopes to have a smooth working relationship with Duterte, who is from PDP-Laban.

Key Cabinet posts

Over the weekend, Duterte revealed he had asked former national treasurer Leonor Briones to be his education secretary. He also offered Benjamin Diokno to once again head the budget department.

Both Briones and Diokno are former University of the Philippines (UP) professors who served under the Estrada administration.

Duterte has announced earlier that Salvador Medialdea will be his executive secretary. Medialdea is a member of the Duterte transition team and is the mayor's personal lawyer.

Former Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Perfecto Yasay Jr. will be acting foreign affairs secretary. A former law school classmate of Duterte, Yasay is expected to hold the post for defeated vice presidential candidate Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano. The senator is Duterte’s first choice for the post, but is banned from being appointed to a Cabinet position for one year.

Watch: Some of Duterte cabinet members meet for the first time

Duterte's law school fraternity brother, Vitaliano Aguirre II, will be secretary of the Department of Justice. Former Clark Development Corp. president Arthur Tugade is taking the Department of Transportation.

Former North Cotabato Gov. Manny Piñol will head the Department of Agriculture, while newly re-elected Las Piñas Rep. Mark Villar is taking over the Department of Public Works and Highways. The son of Nacionalista Party president Manny Villar and incumbent Sen. Cynthia Villar, the congressman said he accepted Duterte's offer "after consulting with family and constituents."

Carlos Dominguez III, a longtime friend of Duterte and agriculture secretary under the late president Corazon Aquino, will head the Department of Finance.

Jesus Dureza will again assume the post of Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process. Jun Evasco, outgoing mayor of Maribojoc, Bohol who served as Duterte’s campaign manager, will be the next secretary to the Cabinet.

Former peace negotiator Silvestre Bello is the new labor secretary, while former UP professor Ernesto Pernia has been appointed director general of the National and Economic Development Authority.

Former Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines head Alfonso Cusi will be energy secretary. Retired General Hermogenes Esperon Jr. is incoming head of the National Security Council, while Chief Superintendent Ronald Dela Rosa will be the next Philippine National Police chief.

CNN Philippines senior correspondent Ina Andolong contributed to this report.