Philippines confirms Recto appointed new finance secretary

January 12, 2024 - 9:20 AM
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Former Sen. Ralph Recto. (The STAR / Geremy Pintolo, File)

 Philippine congressman Ralph Recto will take an oath of office on Friday as the country’s new finance minister, Presidential Communications Secretary Cheloy Garafil told reporters.

The appointment of the longtime lawmaker was reported by GMA News earlier on Thursday.

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— Reporting by Karen Lema; Editing by Martin Petty