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Philippines welcomes new positions

06-30-2010 13:48 BJT

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Former Philippine First Lady has been sworn in as congresswoman. 80-year-old Imelda Marcos took the oath at the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

She won a seat in the House of Representatives in last month's general elections, while two of her children also won spots in government.

Meanwhile, the country's President-elect, Benigno Aquino the Third, has built an experienced cabinet to address challenges such as fighting corruption and reducing poverty.

He has set up what's being called a "truth commission" to investigate allegations of corruption. Aquino is expected to be inaugurated on Wednesday in Manila.


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