ALREADY SCOUTING | Duterte: Panelo won’t be permanent Palace spokesperson

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NOVEMBER 8, 2018 – President Rodrigo Duterte revealed on Thursday that Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo will not be the permanent Presidential Spokesperson.

“I don’t think he (Panelo) will transition himself to be a spokesman. Maybe in the meantime, but I’m considering other names,” Duterte told reporters in an ambush interview.

Panelo replaced Harry Roque, who is eyeing a Senate seat in the 2019 polls.

Panelo served as Duterte’s lawyer and spokesperson when he was still a presidential candidate.

Duterte said he is considering his potential spokesman to be from the media.

“Preferably one from the media community. Sanay eh…You would know how to respond to questions,” Duterte said.