Duterte offers Press Secretary job to Roque

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President Rodrigo Duterte has offered the position of Press Secretary to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar told DZMM.

“Iyong Office of the Press Secretary ay iyon ang inaalok para kay Harry Roque,” Andanar said during the interview with DZMM on October 6.

“Ako naman ay handang magsakripisyo para lamang hindi tumakbo [for Senate] si Harry Roque,” he added.

Andanar said he thinks he already served his purpose in the PCOO.

“I thought that I’ve already achieved my objectives for the government media tulad ng PTV, number 4 na, sa Radyo Pilipinas from zero to number 7, iyong FM natin, from zero sa rating to number one in the Philippines, iyong isang FM station ay pasok pa sa number 9, iyong ating social media ay nandiyan na rin, siguro overall iyon, sa social media parehas doon sa Facebook ng gobyerno, from not more than 400,000 before ngayon almost 4 million na. So—yeah, we have hit our objectives already. Importante kasi si Secretary Harry Roque na nasa Communications,” he explained.

“Well, kung saan ako gustong ilagay ni Presidente, eh siyempre eh kung alam ko naman na of course, Sir Julius [Babao], kung ang pakiramdam ko ay kaya naman, kaya ko naman Sir Julius ang assignment ko ay gagawin ko. Wala namang problema, karangalan ang magsilbi sa bayan, pagsilbi ni Pangulong Duterte. Kapag kinuha ako ng ABS-CBN, puwede na,” he added.