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Andanar on ‘kumpareng’ Erwin Tulfo taking over PCOO: Pinoys trust him, mabigat ang credibility

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Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar thinks his “kumpare”, broadcaster Erwin Tulfo, is qualified to take over his office amid rumors of a Cabinet shaekup after the elections.

“You know I’ve worked with Erwin for the longest time since 2013, and prior to 2013 I was a beat reporter and we scoured the WPD (Western Police District) or MPD (Manila Police District) for stories way back then and we’ve been good friends and I see the capacity of Erwin to run an office like the PCOO (Presidential Communications Operations Office). I think he’s qualified to be the next press secretary if you ask me,” said Andanar in a briefing after unveiling the newly-renovated RTVM building and logo.

“He’s been in the media for ages, he started in the print and then went to radio and then nag TV siya, nag anchor siya, and it seems that wherever he goes, from ABS CBN to TV5 and now to government, he has the trust of millions of Filipinos and basically he has a huge following and by that alone, talagang mabigat na yung kanyang credibility,” he added.

Andanar himself is rumored to be leaving the PCOO and filled up the Presidential Political Adviser post left by Senator-elect Francis Tolentino.

But Andanar said that these were still rumors.

“It’s difficult to consider something that has not been offered to you. I work at the pleasure of the President and I’m a good soldier, so whatever, if the President assigns me to a specific agency or department then maybe the President sees a little bit of capability or capacity on my part to serve on a particular agency outside the PCOO. But for now the President has not talked to me about it, even moving to a new department as I said yesterday, work as usual,” he said.

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