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Panelo on new job: I’d be more visible!


By Prince Golez

Expect Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo to be “more visible” in Malacañang as he is set to take the place of Harry Roque Jr. as spokesperson next week.

“Actually wala namang pagbabago, the only difference I think would be I would be more visible this time,” Panelo said in a video shared to reporters by Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar on Thursday.

“Kasi as Chief Presidential Legal Counsel, I was really speaking for the President on matters of national sensitive issues that requires my articulation of thoughts and ideas of the President,” the abogado added.

Panelo first became Duterte’s spokesman during the presidential campaign in 2016 until the appointment of Ernesto Abella as spokesperson.

“In fact, the executive order creating this office, my present position, states that I am the spokesperson of the President so actually wala namang pagbabago,” he said.