ORTIGOZA: Sec. Panelo’s tattered jeans, shiny boots

June 6, 2016 at 11:50 am Leave a comment

Now that Bayambang mayoralty elect Cesar Quiambao gears to assume office at noon of June 30, I am curious to see what happens to a media practitioner who was an avid apologist and rah- rah person of former mayor Ricardo Camacho.
A few days before the May 9 election, I bumped into Quiambao’s Man Friday Levin Uy, former councilor and Director of Quiambao’s Kasama Kita sa Barangay Foundation (KKBF), and PR man Jessie Perez in a coffee house in Dagupan City.
They told me that they want to see this person, who sow intrigue against them during the Camacho’s heydays, yank-out from the media circle of the new mayor.
Reports say that this practitioner is now heaping praises and plaudits to Quiambao.
During the recent joint victory party of incoming Congressman Toff de Venecia (4th District, Pangasinan) and cousin Representative Edward Maceda (4th District, Manila) at the family owned Sampaguita Gardens in Valencia Street Quezon City, I met incoming president Rodrigo Duterte’s double – header presidential spokesman and press secretary Salvador Panelo.
“What’s your take on the adverse pronouncement of Mon Tulfo about you?” I posed to the outrageously sartorial buff and high roller lawyer.
To the unfamiliar,  Tulfo’s recent column  at the Philippine Daily Inquirer trained his gun on Panelo and Mark Villar’s appointment as secretary of the Department of Public Works & Highway.
The feisty columnist said the appointments of the duo were not evaluated thoroughly by Duterte.
Tulfo said Panelo, lawyer Andal Ampatuan, Jr. who is charged of mass murder of mostly media men, is adversarial to the press, both in countenance and demeanor.
“First, a presidential spokesperson should be pleasant-looking because he’s called upon to talk to reporters in front of the TV camera.

Second, Panelo’s antics and the outlandish knickknacks he wears on his person will make him a laughingstock which will reflect on Duterte.
Digong should rethink his decision if he wants to get along with the press in the vital first six months of his administration,” Tulfo wrote.
 Panelo pondered for a moment on my poser on Tulfo before he answered:” ….It’s part of the territory”.
I told him that what I  noticed when he joined the listening tour last year in Dagupan City of then presidential candidate Duterte was his tattered jeans and his shinny black leather boots.
“I love your tattered jeans because it looks hip,” I quipped by pointing to his pants.
He smiled at my compliment.
“Are these shiny boots, Italian made?” I posed.
He nodded.
(You can read my selected columns at http://mortzortigoza.blogspot.com and articles at Pangasinan News Aro. You can send comments too attotomortz@yahoo.c

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