Kapit tuko? Esperon reportedly refuses to meet with Clarita Carlos

National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. is reportedly snubbing invitations to meet with his presumed successor, Clarita Carlos, to discuss the turnover to the Marcos administration, Politiko has learned.

Politiko’s Iskooper said Esperon’s supposed actions have given rise to speculation that he does not want to let go of his post.

A former Armed Forces Chief of Staff, Esperon reportedly expected to retain his post because he supported President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in the 2022 elections.

There are talks that he might be appointed as an ambassador instead as a token of gratitude for his support.

Carlos, a retired political science professor from the University of the Philippines, will become the first female National Security Adviser.

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