Presumptive president Bongbong Marcos has tapped radio commentator and vlogger Trixie Cruz-Angeles as press secretary, his spokesperson said on Wednesday.
Cruz-Angeles, a lawyer by profession, has accepted her nomination to the cabinet, which will also see her running the Presidential Communications Operations Office, said incoming executive secretary Vic Rodriguez.
“I am grateful for the opportunity I am given to take part in the administration of President Bongbong Marcos as his Press Secretary. It is with humility that I accept the nomination and assume the responsibility of running the affairs of the PCOO,” Cruz-Angeles said as quoted in Rodriguez's statement.
Cruz-Angeles will primarily oversee the operations of PCOO, including regular briefings to journalists covering Malacañang.
Prior to her appointment as press secretary, Cruz-Angeles served as commissioner for Cultural Heritage of the National Commission for the Culture and the Arts and former spokesperson of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines.
She was also a lecturer at the Ateneo De Manila University teaching a fine arts course and a former lecturer at the Institute for Cultural and Arts Management.
From 2017 to 2018, Cruz-Angeles served as social media strategist at the PCOO under the Duterte administration. Currently, she hosts the radio program Karambola over DWIZ.
Cruz-Angeles is the latest addition to the Cabinet being formed for the Marcos administration. Other names that have been confirmed are presumptive vice president Sara Duterte-Carpio for education secretary, Benhur Abalos for interior secretary, Bienvenido Laguesma for labor secretary, Arsenio Balisacan for socioeconomic planning secretary, and Cavite Rep. Jesus Crispin Remulla for justice secretary.