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‘Wag na mag-Senado! Panelo: Roque ‘perfect fit’ for Press Secretary

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By Prince Golez

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. is a “perfect fit” for the press secretary’s job, according to the government’s top lawyer.

“Kailangan sa Press Secretary ay magaling mag-ano, magbigay ng impormasyon kaugnay sa Presidente at magpaliwanag ng mga ideya o mga kaisipan ng Presidente kapag ito ay binabago ng mga gustong magbago,” Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo said in an interview on dwFM on Monday.

President Rodrigo Duterte has advised Roque, who is eyeing a Senate seat in the 2019 polls, to remain in the Cabinet, promising him a new position “similar to what he is doing right now.”

Asked if he wants Roque to reconsider his Senate plans, Duterte’s lawyer said he leaves the decision to the spokesman.

“Dahil ako wala naman akong say doon, na kay Harry Roque iyon. Ang sinasabi ko in-offer sa kanya ng Presidente. So probably the President wants him to stay there,” Panelo said.