Incoming President Rodrigo Duterte decided to assign Atty. Salvado Panelo from Presidential spokesperson to Chief Presidential legal counsel.
“I have just been named chief presidential legal counsel. Actually that has been my position all along and my being presidential spokesman was temporary as he announced and explained to the cabinet tonight,” Panelo said in a statement on Thursday.
The Incoming Communications Secretary Martin Andanar confirmed the announcement “Apparently, it has been the plan since day one,” Andanar said.
President-elect Duterte earlier assign Atty. Panelo to be his spokesperson, but he then clarified that it was only temporary