Duterte needs Roque to remain as Press Secretary
Another politiko has taken Special Assistant to President Christopher “Bong” Go’s place as the person indispensable to President Rodrigo Duterte.
Communications Secretary Martin Andanar on Saturday (October 6) said President Rodrigo Duterte asked
Roque to postpone his senatorial bid to continue serving in the executive branch.
In particular, Andanar said Duterte wants Roque to head the Office of the Press Secretary.
“Desisyon ng Pangulo at posisiyon ko rin, posisyon ni Sec. Bong Go, kinakausap ko na kung puwedeng sa 2022 na lang siya tumakbo,” he said of Roque.
Asked what will happen to him once the Presidential Communications Operations Office is dissolved to
make way for the OPS, Andanar said: “Ako naman ay handang mag-sakripisyo para lamang iluklok si Harry Roque.”
The previous telecaster said he serves at the joy of the President and will pursue whatever Duterte needs.
Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III prior proposed returning the PCOO to the OPS in the midst of the debates that the Andanar-drove organization is confronting.
The clock is ticking for Roque to choose his political plans since the recording of endorsements of office will happen on October 11 to 17.