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Marcos Considering Marcoleta, Tiglao for Cabinet Posts

According to his press secretary.
by Arianne Merez
Jun 1, 2022
Photo/s: Rodante Marcoleta/Facebook

President-elect Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos is considering SAGIP Party-list Rep. Rodante Marcoleta, columnist Rigoberto Tiglao, and lawyer Karen Jimeno to be part of his Cabinet, his incoming press secretary said Wednesday.

Press Secretary-designate Trixie Cruz-Angeles said the inclusion of Marcoleta, Tiglao, and Jimeno in the official family of Marcos Jr. has yet to be decided.

"We can confirm that those names are being talked about but there are no decisions being made yet as of now. Wala pa pong desisyon on any of those names mentioned," Cruz-Angeles said when asked about the possible inclusion of the three.

READ: Who are Bongbong Marcos' Cabinet Secretaries?

Marcos Jr. last said last week that he talked to Marcoleta about a possible Cabinet post and is still waiting for the lawmaker's response when asked about  heading the Department of Energy.

Marcoleta, who withdrew from the May 9 Senate race, is known for his  opposition of the renewal of the ABS-CBN franchise. He was among lawmakers who voted to deny a fresh franchise for the network in 2020, the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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READ: 'Isinara Ko Po Ang ABS-CBN,' Marcoleta Tells Voters

Tiglao is currently a columnist for The Manila Times. He served as spokesperson and chief of staff of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

Jimeno has served as undersecretary at the Department of Public Works and Highways. Recently, she hosted the election debate organized by Pastor Apollo Quiboloy's SMNI Network.

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