For the win! Evasco triumphs over Andanar as PCOO’s control goes to Abella
Cabinet Secretary Leoncio “Jun” Evasco has begun consolidating his forces in Malacañang to ensure President Rodrigo Duterte’s hold on power remains strong.
The first casualty in Evasco’s purge is Communications Secretary Martin Andanar.
Politiko’s source said the former rebel priest-turned-politiko long wanted Andanar out of his post because he has a deep dislike for the man.
Evasco’s resolve to kick Andanar out became stronger as the former news anchor committed blunders that earned him the unsavory moniker of “Miscommunications Secretary.”
The Cabinet Secretary, Duterte’s trusted man, finally prevailed as presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella became in charge of the Presidential Communications Operations Office’s content and messaging while Andanar was relegated to monitoring news clippings and overseeing the payroll.
If there’s one thing that Andanar’s demotion proves about Evasco, it’s that he can accomplish any goal he sets his mind to.
So who’d be the next casualty of Evasco’s consolidation of forces?