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Marcos campaign manager Abalos to become DILG chief

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 02:36 PM May 13, 2022
Bongbong ordered me to ask Comelec, bets to first tackle debate format – Abalos

Benhur Abalos, campaign manager of Ferdinand Marcos Jr. Screengrab

MANILA, Philippines — The campaign manager of presumptive president Ferdinand Marcos Jr. Benhur Abalos is set to helm the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) portfolio, the Marcos camp announced Friday.

“I would like to announce that chairman Benhur Abalos has been nominated to lead the Department of the Interior and he has accepted the challenge to lead the Department of the Interior and Local Government,” Marcos spokesman Atty. Vic Rodriguez said in a press briefing.

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Abalos previously served as the chairman of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) under the administration of outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte.

He resigned from his post to be the national campaign manager of Marcos.

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Marcos is poised to be the country’s chief executive, having garnered over 31 million votes in the May 9, 2022 elections, according to partial and unofficial tally of the Comelec.

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