MALACAÑANG belied on Tuesday, February 14, a report that former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is being groomed as the next head of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).

“Frankly, I don’t have any knowledge of that,” Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella told reporters when asked about the reported imminent appointment of Marcos as DILG secretary.

“As far as I’m concerned, I have not received anything [about the supposed appointment of Marcos as DILG head],” he added.

There were speculations that President Rodrigo Duterte is making a way to give Marcos a seat in his Cabinet.

It could be recalled that Marcos ran for vice president in the national elections held last year but lost to incumbent Vice President Leni Robredo, with only a slim margin of more than 200,000.

Following Robredo’s victory, Marcos filed an electoral protest and is expecting that he would win the case. (SunStar Philippines)

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