‘Anti-Marcos’ Bobi Tiglao, Karen Jimeno to join BBM Cabinet

‘Anti-Marcos’ Bobi Tiglao, Karen Jimeno to join BBM Cabinet

By Junex Doronio
June 1, 2022

Karen Jimeno with Thinking Pinoy “TP” 

MANILA — Politics make strange bedfellows as Rigoberto “Bobi” Tiglao who had fiercely fought the “dictatorial regime” of the late President Ferdinand E..Marcos Sr. may yet emerge as the spokesperson of President-elect Ferdinand ‘Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

Aside from Tiglao, lawyer Karen Jimeno is also being considered for the post as revealed on Wednesday by Press Secretary-designate lawyer Trixie Cruz-Angeles.

“We can confirm that these names are being talked about, but there are no decisions as of now,” Cruz-Angeles bared during the Laging Handa televised briefing.

Ironically, Tiglao — a former communist-turned-Manila Times columnist also served as Cabinet Secretary of the administration of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Reliable sources said Tiglao was once a top personality of the so-called national democratic (natdem) movement ” under the dictates of the Maoist-oriented Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP).”

Tiglao has since become a critic of the communist insurgents.

This apparent afterthought on having a presidential spokesperson came the day after Cruz-Angeles and Executive Secretary-designate lawyer Vic Rodriguez said BBM would speak for himself on “some issues.”

Cruz-Angeles earlier said Marcos Jr.’s not choosing to have a spokesman was because there would be certain issues he would prefer “to deal with himself.”

She added that the President-elect will be personally be facing reporters covering Malacañang at select media briefings. (ai/mtvn)

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