On the appointment of Atty. Harry Roque as the Presidential Spokesperson

The Palace confirms that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has offered the position of Presidential Spokesperson to Atty. Harry Roque who, in turn, has accepted the same.

The Office of the President welcomes Secretary Roque back to the Cabinet and wishes him all the best as he assumes the role of the Chief Executive’s spokesman, a post he has already held in the past.

This representation will continue to perform his duties as the Chief Presidential Legal Counsel and will provide legal advice to the President on matters requiring the latter’s actions, and issue statements relative thereto.

The Office of the Chief Presidential Legal Counsel will be working together with the Office of the Presidential Spokesperson, as well as with all the departments, in pursuing the national policy of the government, specially on COVID-19, and thereafter.

Salvador S. Panelo
Chief Presidential Legal Counsel