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Son of Justice Medialdea is Duterte’s Executive Secretary

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The son of former Associate Justice Leo D. Medialdea will be President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s little president in Malacanang.

In a press conference, Duterte said he would appoint his childhood friend Atty. Salvador Medialdea as his Executive Secretary.

Duterte said that his father, Vicente, worked with Medialdea’s father during the former’s time as provincial governor of Davao (before it was divided into several parts). Justice Medialdea died in office in 1992. Vicente died in 1968.

Medialdea and his law partner, Atty. Loreto Ata, are members of his six-member transition team.

Duterte is a top client of the Medialdea Ata Bello Guevarra & Suarez firm.

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