The camp of the Presumptive President Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte supported the appointment of Atty. Salvador Panelo as Duterte’s presidential spokesman.
“That is a reality that we have to live [by]…He has explained he is no longer actively involved in those [Ampatuan] cases. Yung lawyering naman talaga kasi, you cannot choose. It is part of your vow. Whether you are in the defense or prosecution, you have to serve,” Laviña said
“Nothing personal naman diyan,” he added.
Earlier report, Journalist and relatives of the Maguindanao massacre victims have expressed their disappointment to Presumptive elect Mayor Duterte due to the appointment of Atty.Salvador Panelo who once served as a lawyer to the Ampatuans the primary suspects in the Maguindanao massacre case.
Laviña also urged the public to wait for the appointed officials and give them a chance to prove their worth.
“The mayor is sensitive to public opinion but he has already made up his mind. Let’s just wait. Let’s give them a chance to prove their worth. Wala pa ngang nakaupo e,” he said.
source: ABS-CBN News