Trixie Cruz-Angeles appointed as Marcos's press secretary

Trixie Cruz-Angeles. (Source: Luminous by Trixie Cruz-Angeles & Ahmed Paglinawan/Facebook)
Trixie Cruz-Angeles. (Source: Luminous by Trixie Cruz-Angeles & Ahmed Paglinawan/Facebook)

Pro-Duterte vlogger and lawyer Trixie Cruz-Angeles, who was once suspended by the Supreme Court to practice for ghosting a client, is appointed Press Secretary by presumptive President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, Jr., incoming Executive Secretary Atty. Vic Rodriguez confirmed in a press release.

Rodriguez said that Cruz-Angeles' role includes overseeing the operations of the Presidential Communications and Operations Office, the agency that conducts regular press briefings to journalists and other media practitioners covering Malacañang.

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"I am grateful for the opportunity I am given to take part in the administration of President Bongbong Marcos as his Press Secretary," Cruz-Angeles quotes in the press release. "It is with humility that I accept the nomination and assume the responsibility of running the affairs of the PCOO."

Since Mr. Marcos promised in the campaign trail that he will not appoint a spokesperson and will instead address the people directly, Cruz-Angeles' role will be limited "to talking head during press briefings," said Rodriguez.

Unlike other cabinet positions, the Press Secretary doesn’t need the nod of the Commission on Appointments.

Cruz-Angeles, a current radio host of the Karambola program at DWIZ, is also a former commissioner of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts for cultural heritage, and former spokesperson of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines.

Marvin Joseph Ang is a news and creative writer who follows developments in politics, democracy, and popular culture. He advocates for a free press and national democracy. The views expressed are his own.

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