Lawyer Vic Rodriguez–spokesperson and chief-of-staff to presumptive president Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.–has been nominated for the position of executive secretary in the upcoming administration.
“Who can say no to President-elect Bongbong Marcos? It is an honor working with him, whom I have known for a very long time and I believe will serve the country efficiently and with unquestioned devotion. It is very flattering to work alongside the best person I’ve known,” said Rodriguez in a statement on Sunday, May 22.
Rodriguez has also left his post as Marcos’s spokesperson in preparation for his transfer to the Office of the Executive Secretary.
The executive secretary is the highest-ranking official within the Office of the President of the Philippines. The position is also a part of the Cabinet of the Philippines.
Some of its responsibilities include directly assisting the president in managing government affairs and directing the operations of the executive office.
Currently, lawyer Salvador Medialdea serves as the incumbent administration’s executive secretary.