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Duterte gov’t to still consult Ramos on China – Palace

Presidential communications chief:  Palace has not received FVR resignation letter
By: - Reporter / @MRamosINQ
/ 08:33 AM November 01, 2016
President Rodrigo Duterte and former president Fidel V. Ramos during a meeting at Malacañang. (Undated photo from Malacañang)

President Rodrigo Duterte and former president Fidel V. Ramos during a meeting at Malacañang. (Undated photo from Malacañang)

MANILA — Malacañang on Monday night said it was not aware of the reported decision of former President Fidel V. Ramos to quit as special ambassador to China.

“We have not received (Ramos’) resignation,” Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said in a statement.

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He also denied reports that Ramos would no longer be consulted by the Duterte administration in dealing with China.

“His stature and expertise are needed now more than ever to follow up and bike on what President Duterte accomplished during his recent visit to China,” he said.

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Talks were rife that Mr. Duterte’s abrasive behavior towards the United States and the United Nations did not sit well with the former president, a retired Army general.

On Saturday, Ramos criticized the President’s opposition to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, dismissing it as “obviously wrong and full of S…T!!!”  SFM

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