Philippine president-elect Duterte names cabinet members

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Posted: May 31, 2016 8:04 AM

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Philippines President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday named the members of his cabinet, a day after a joint session of Congress declared him the winner of the May 9 presidential elections.

"I can assure you, they are men of honesty and integrity," Duterte told a news conference in Davao City, where he was mayor for more than two decades before he was elected president.

Duterte named a former classmate, Carlos Dominguez, as finance minister, an economics professor, Ernesto Pernia, as economic planning minister and a former coup leader as head of the customs bureau.

(Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Writing by Manuel Mogato; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)