Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) chairwoman Cheloy Velicaria-Garafil has resigned from her post to serve as officer-in-charge of the Office of the Press Secretary (OPS), she announced on Friday.
Garafil, a lawyer, said she would be an undersecretary and officer-in-charge in the OPS.
“This is a great honor and privilege, and I thank the president for this opportunity to once again work with him in his administration to serve the Filipino people,” she said in a statement.
President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said on Thursday he would announce his new press secretary next week.
Trixie Cruz-Angeles earlier this week resigned as press secretary, citing health reasons.
Earlier, there were rumors that Mike Toledo, a former press secretary himself, would replace Cruz-Angeles.
Marcos Jr. said he wanted his next press secretary to be a journalist or a media practitioner.
“Yung marunong mag-messaging para yung mga gusto naming palabasin, talagang lumalabas. That’s what’s important—that we get the information, the messaging across,” he said. John Ezekiel J. Hirro