Marcos picks ex-CJ Bersamin as new executive secretary

27/09/2022 7:24:00 AM

Former chief justice Lucas Bersamin, 72, replaces Victor Rodriguez, the shortest serving executive secretary in recent years

WATCH: Former chief justice Lucas Bersamin is President Marcos' new Executive Secretary, after Vic Rodriguez resigned from the post. Bersamin takes his oath before Marcos on Tuesday, September 27. Full story:

Former chief justice Lucas Bersamin, 72, replaces Victor Rodriguez, the shortest serving executive secretary in recent years

Rodriguez served as executive secretary for less than three months, making him the shortest serving executive secretary in recent years. Rodriguez is now Marcos’ chief of staff.Before Malacañang confirmed Rodriguez’ resignation, word was going around that the President was looking for a new executive secretary, and that a former Supreme Court justice was among those being eyed.

Bersamin’s 10-year stint in the High Court had been marked by controversial ponencias and concurring votes, including the acquittal of former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and the bail grant to plunder defendant Juan Ponce Enrile, now Marcos’ chief legal adviser.

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Apologists are often preferred candidates to be appointed. Pathetic! MAGNANAKAW !!!