The two highest officials of the land appeared to have been off to a rocky start when Duterte said early on that he would not give a Cabinet position to Robredo.
He had cited their political differences, and his friendship with Robredo's top rival for the vice presidency, former Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. – Rappler.com
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