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Andanar to replace Evasco as Cabsec?


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By Prince Golez

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar neither confirmed nor denied reports that he will occupy the post vacated by resigned Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco.

Andanar is also being eyed to replace Francis Tolentino as President Rodrigo Duterte’s political affairs adviser.

Evasco left Duterte’s Cabinet last week as he filed his Certificate of Candidacy for Bohol governor, while Tolentino is again trying his luck for senator in next year’s midterm elections.

“Easy, easy, easy lang… Eh sabi ni Presidente just stick around, so ididikit ko lang iyong sarili ko around. Stick around eh,” Andanar said in a radio interview over the weekend.

Duterte earlier said that Andanar will remain a “consultant” amid his planned reorganization of the Presidential Communications Operations Office, reverting it back to the Office of Press Secretary.

“Consultant sa ano… Well, there’s so many things that they have to reconfigure their programs sa PTV-4. Maraming baguhin diyan siguro to make it more responsive as a sounding board for the Republic of the Philippines parang ganun,” the chief executive said.

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