Malacañang Says Lucas Bersamin “Well-Qualified” To Be The New Executive Secretary

Malacañang: “Sinasabi ng ating Pangulo na he [Bersamin] is well-qualified to be the executive secretary”

MALACAÑANG — The Palace said that former Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin is “well-qualified” to be the new Executive Secretary of President Bongbong Marcos.

Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin
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Former Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin is a graduate of the University of the East (UE) College of Law, appointed in 1986 as Quezon City regional trial court judge, promoted to the Court of Appeals in 2003, and appointed by former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to the Supreme Court in 2009.

He was involved in rulings on controversial and high profile cases during his stint as the top magistrate.

Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles said that President Bongbong Marcos has picked Bersamin as the new executive secretary. Bersamin took over the position vacated by Atty. Victor Rodriguez, who stepped down as executive secretary last September 17.

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In a Palace briefing on Tuesday, the Press Secretary said that Bersamin is “well-qualified” to be the new executive secretary of the President due to his years in the judiciary. She added that President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. chose Bersamin on a “trust basis”.

Sinasabi ng ating Pangulo na he [Bersamin] is well-qualified to be the executive secretary, having put in so many years in the judiciary, he has the necessary legal background and the ability to deal with paperwork plus he is trusted and well qualified for this,” Cruz-Angeles said.

However, the Press Secretary said that there’s no information yet on when the President asked Bersamin to be his Executive Secretary.

The Press Secretary was also asked about the difference between the two positions. According to her, the Palace is still waiting for the publication of Administrative Order 1 in order to make any distinction.

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