Philippine communist rebels welcome offered Cabinet posts

COMMUNIST rebel leaders welcomed on Wednesday a possible offer from the Philippines’ presumptive president of four Cabinet posts, raising the prospect of a government that includes Marxist guerrillas who have long demanded an end to the U.S. military presence and the redistribution of land.

Rodrigo Duterte, who won the May 9 presidential election by a landslide according to an unofficial count, has said he will likely offer the Communist Party of the Philippines Cabinet positions in agrarian reform, environment, social welfare and labor. (READ MORE)

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