LTFRB chief resigns, moves to Office of the Press Secretary as officer-in-charge

Katrina Domingo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 07 2022 03:05 PM | Updated as of Oct 07 2022 05:03 PM

MANILA (2nd UPDATE) — Lawyer Cheloy Garafil on Friday said she resigned as chairperson of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and accepted the officer-in-charge post at the Office of the Press Secretary (OPS).

“Today, October 7, 2022, I tendered my resignation as LTFRB Chairperson as I have accepted the offer to help in the Office of the Press Secretary as its Undersecretary and OIC,” Garafil said in a statement.

“This is a great honor and privilege and I thank the President for this opportunity to once again work with him in his administration to serve the Filipino people,” she said.

Garafil, a former journalist, has also worked under the Department of Justice, the Office of the Solicitor General, and the House of Representatives.

She is taking the helm of the OPS, days after Malacañang announced that Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles resigned due to health reasons.


In an earlier interview with Palace reporters, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said that he would soon announce Cruz-Angeles’ replacement.

“Dapat kaibigan ninyo (they should be your friend),” he told reporters in jest. 
 

In a text message sent to reporters, Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin confirmed Garafil's appointment to the Office of the Press Secretary.

Meanwhile, the transportation department designated LTFRB board member Engr. Riza Paches as its officer-in-charge.

LTFRB chief resigns, moves to Office of the Press Secretary as officer-in-charge

— With reports from Jacque Manabat and Pia Gutierrez, ABS-CBN News

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