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Philippine VP quits Duterte's cabinet

MANILA Philippine Vice-President Leni Robredo said yesterday she would quit President Rodrigo Duterte's Cabinet - after being told to stay away from its meetings - and alleged there was a plot to oust her as his deputy.

Ms Robredo did not say who was behind the alleged plot.

But she cited "major differences in principles and values" with Mr Duterte, such as over the rash of extrajudicial killings during his "war on drugs" and the hero's burial he granted to dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

In the Philippines, the president and vice-president are elected separately. Mr Duterte and Ms Robredo are from rival parties. - AFP

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