President Duterte’s spokesperson, Harry Roque, was again the last to know. ADVERTISEMENTSpecial Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go told reporters in Bali that Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo was replacing Roque as presidential spokesperson effective “today, Thursday.”“For now, the President said that Secretary Panelo will be concurrent presidential legal counsel, at the same time, spokesperson,” Go said. “Let’s wait for next week,” he texted from China, adding: “People: I have not resigned.”Does Panelo know about this? In a video message to reporters later on Thursday, Panelo said “nothing has changed” regarding his responsibilities because he was “already spokesperson since Day 1 of the presidential campaign, and Day 1 when [Mr. Duterte] assumed the presidency.”“There will be no changes. “Absolutely false,” he told reporters.
Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer October 11, 2018 21:33 UTC