>> The Philippine's tough talking new leader Rodrigo Duterte giving the world a taste of how he'll run the show late on Tuesday. First order of business, less dependence on the country's traditional ally, the US and turf disputes in the South China Sea.>> We have this pact with the West but I want everybody to know that we will chartering a course of our own.
America.>> Those comments coming as Duterte unveiled the cabinet he'll take to office at the end of the month. As Manny Magato reports from Manila, this was a chance to payback some favors.>> The choices indicated that he's paying political debts to people who had help him get elected.
Some of the people who had named in his cabinet are former classmates in law school, former leftist activist, some soldiers and experienced people who are served in the five administrations before him. And the choices were made basically on how they had to help him.>> Duterte say he's surrounding himself with men of integrity and honesty as usual, ramping up the fight on crime was spelt out high on his priority list.
He says he'll dedicate two army divisions and 3,000 police to tackle drugs and gangs. On other key appointments, he's gone with some safe choices, likely to ease investor nerves over future economic growth. Duterte says he won't interfere with anyone's work unless they quote complain. That could mean his staff having to get used to an unusual work schedule.
The new president says he doesn't wanna start work each day until after lunch and he's famous for burning the midnight oil.