DOJ chief designates undersecretary as spokesman


Posted at Oct 28 2018 03:02 PM

MANILA - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said Sunday he designated one of his undersecretaries as the agency's spokesman, as part of efforts to improve relations with the media.

Undersecretary Markk Perete's designation as official spokesperson of the Department of Justice will be effective on Monday, Guevarra said.

Guevarra said the DOJ would discuss with journalists how to make their relationship "more cordial and mutually beneficial."

Perete, a University of the Philippines law graduate and a former legal counsel for a multinational company, was appointed undersecretary last July.

-- report from Mike Navallo, ABS-CBN News