Duterte 'non-committal' on giving Cabinet post to Robredo

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Incoming president Rodrigo Duterte said there was no meeting set with vice president-elect Leni Robredo amid the latter's plan to visit Davao City.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Incoming president Rodrigo Duterte's Cabinet is almost complete — but has he reserved a spot for vice president-elect Leni Robredo?

"Non-committal ako diyan," said Duterte during a press conference on Tuesday, a day after being proclaimed president-elect.

Duterte said he found no compelling reason to appoint Robredo to a Cabinet position, citing his friendship with Sen. Bongbong Marcos, who trailed behind Robredo in the vice presidential race.

"Kilala ko si Bongbong Marcos [I know Bongbong Marcos]. I do not want to hurt him," said Duterte.

Amid Robredo's proclamation on Monday as vice president-elect, the Marcos camp vowed to continue contesting the election results, stressing there was "massive fraud."

Meanwhile, Duterte said there was no meeting set with Robredo amid plans of the vice president-elect to visit Davao City. When asked what role does he see Robredo performing in his administration, Duterte said: "We are still studying the script of the movie."

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In an ambush interview during her attendance at the oath-taking of Bataan officials on Tuesday, Robredo said she didn't feel neglected, as it would take a while for Duterte to trust her.

The vice president-elect said there was no definite schedule yet on her supposed visit to Davao, saying that she would be the one to adjust to Duterte's activities — as the incoming president was still attending to a number of visitors and well-wishers.

CNN Philippines correspondents Ina Andolong and Anjo Alimario contributed to this report.