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Larry Gadon shrugs off disbarment: ‘I have no regrets’

/ 12:10 PM June 28, 2023

Lorenzo Gadon

Complainant Lorenzo “Larry” Gadon attends the House of Representatives’ deliberation on the impeachment of Supreme Court Chief Justice MariaLourdes Sereno on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (File photo by LYN RILLON / Philippine Daily Inquirer)

MANILA, Philippines —  Lorenzo “Larry” Gadon,  the newly appointed Presidential Adviser on Poverty Alleviation, expressed no remorse for his remarks and profanity-laced comments and behavior that led to his disbarment by the Supreme Court.

“No, I have no regrets because my President won,” he said in an interview over ANC.


“If I did not counter those acts of Raissa Robles, then people would’ve or might have believed her,” he said.


“Then, my President might not have won,” he added.

“But the thing is, my President won,” Gadon emphasized.

In December 2021, Gadon posted a video of himself verbally assaulting South China Morning Post’s Manila correspondent Raissa Robles.

Robles had posted on Twitter the tax issue surrounding then-presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

“President Bongbong Marcos won overwhelmingly for the first time with a majority vote among the electorates,” Gadon recalled.

“I have no regrets,” he repeated.


“What’s more important to me now is that President Bongbong Marcos won,” he maintained.

The anti-poverty czar also revealed that the President and First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos advised him to “tone down” his language and demeanor.

“I followed their advice. I have been very, very, very silent on treating the opposition on our end,” he said.

“I can say that I have obeyed the President and the First Lady,” he concluded.

Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously disbarred Gadon for misogynistic, sexist, abusive, and repeated intemperate language.

It ruled that Gadon’s actions were “indisputably scandalous that it discredits the legal profession.”


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