Palace Confirms Resignation of Paul Soriano as Presidential Adviser

The resignation of Paul Soriano as a presidential adviser has been confirmed by the Palace

PAUL SORIANO RESIGNED – The Palace has confirmed the resignation of the TV and film director as the presidential adviser for creative communications.

In a statement, Presidential Communications Office Secretary Cheloy Garafil said, “Presidential Adviser Paul Soriano took a well-deserved break to spend time with his family and newborn daughter. He has since submitted his resignation to prioritize his personal commitments.”

Paul’s post was brought up during the Senate deliberation for the budget of the Office of the President. In the said deliberation, Senator Koko Pimentel III inquired about an advertisement on a London bus that featured a Filipina nurse administering the first COVID-19 vaccine in the U.K. The ad reportedly had the phrases “We give the world our best” and “The Philippines.”

Paul Soriano and PBBM
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Budget sponsor Senator Sonny Angara said that he couldn’t identify the person behind that ad because it wasn’t from Malacañang. It was mentioned that the ad came out during Paul’s time as a presidential adviser. Meanwhile, it was during the said deliberation that Angara mentioned that Paul is no longer in the position of a presidential adviser.

To recall, it was on October 17, 2022, when Paul was sworn in as the presidential adviser for creative communications in front of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. Paul and his wife, Toni Gonzaga, were avid supporters of Marcos Jr.’s campaign and his UniTeam party during the May 2022 elections.

Paul managed significant events for the UniTeam campaign and the inauguration of President Bongbong, including his first State of the Nation Address (SONA). However, on July 26, 2023, it was reported that Paul filed a leave of absence before the SONA 2023 for “personal reasons.” Garafil also mentioned at that time that it was unclear when Paul would return to work.

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