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Si SAP pinatatakbo para mawala! Duterte wants Roque to stay as Press Secretary

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Another politiko has taken Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go’s place as the person indispensable to President Rodrigo Duterte.

Communications Secretary Martin Andanar on Saturday (October 6) said President Rodrigo Duterte asked Roque to postpone his senatorial bid to continue serving in the executive branch.

In particular, Andanar said Duterte wants Roque to head the Office of the Press Secretary.

“Desisyon ng Pangulo at posisiyon ko rin, posisyon ni Sec. Bong Go, kinakausap ko na kung puwedeng sa 2022 na lang siya tumakbo,” he said of Roque.

Asked what will happen to him once the Presidential Communications Operations Office is dissolved to make way for the OPS, Andanar said: “Ako naman ay handang mag-sakripisyo para lamang iluklok si Harry Roque.”

The former broadcaster said he serves at the pleasure of the President and will follow whatever Duterte wants.

Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III earlier proposed reverting the PCOO to the OPS amid the controversies that the Andanar-led agency is facing.

The clock is ticking for Roque to decide on his political plans since the filing of certificates of candidacy will take place on October 11 to 17.