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Karlo Nograles is the new Cabinet Secretary: Palace


By Prince Golez

Malacanang has confirmed the appointment of Davao City Rep. Karlo Alexei Nograles as new Cabinet Secretary.

“The former congressman Karlo Nograles will be taking his oath of office this afternoon as Cab Secretary,” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a press briefing on Monday.

Panelo said that Nograles was chosen to replace former Cabinet Secretary Leoncio “Jun” Evasco Jr. as “he enjoys the trust and confidence of the appointing power of the President.”

President Duterte, the official added, chose to appoint the Davaoeño politiko “as early as two weeks ago.”

Evasco resigned from his post early October to run for Bohol governor in the May 2019 midterm elections.

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