Quitain named as new presidential chief legal counsel – Palace

Robie de Guzman   •   October 19, 2021   •   238

MANILA, Philippines ­– President Rodrigo Duterte has designated Jesus Melchor Vega Quitain as his new chief legal counsel, Malacañang said Tuesday.

Quitain will replace Salvador Panelo who is running for senator in the 2022 elections.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made the announcement a few days after the end of the filing of the certificate of candidacy (COC) period for the 2022 elections.

Prior to his appointment, Quitain served as undersecretary under the Office of the Special Assistant to the President.

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