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Former Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr. is reportedly set to return to the Cabinet after his failed gubernatorial bid in Bohol, Special Envoy to China Mon Tulfo said.

In his November 17 column for the Manila Times, Tulfo welcomed the prospect of Evasco’s comeback, saying Duterte can consult with the former rebel priest on corruption matters.

“I can say without batting an eyelash that Evasco, a former priest and member of the communist New People’s Army (NPA), will bring back honesty and decency in the Palace when he gets reappointed to the Duterte Cabinet,” Tulfo said.

There was no mention in the column, however, about the Cabinet position Evasco will reportedly be appointed to.

A longtime friend of Duterte, Evasco resigned from the Cabinet in October 2018 to run for governor. His post was given to former Davao City Rep. Karlo Nograles.

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