By J. Jala | 8:16 PM December 02, 2020
President Rodrigo Duterte’s longtime trusted adviser and former campaign manager is back in government.
Malacañang announced on Wednesday, December 2, that former Cabinet Secretary Leoncio “Jun” Evasco Jr has been appointed Presidential Adviser on Streamlining of Government Processes “with the rank of Secretary.”
Duterte signed the appointment on November 24.
“The Palace confirms that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has signed the appointment of Mr. Leoncio Badilla Evasco Jr. as Presidential Adviser on Streamlining of Government Processes, with the rank of Secretary, on November 24, 2020,” presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement.
Evasco served as Cabinet Secretary from 2016 to 2018 before he resigned to run as governor of Bohol province. He lost to former Agriculture secretary and Bohol 3rd district Rep. Arthur Yap by some 2,000 votes.
He also previously served as chairman of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council.
“His familiarity with the present bureaucracy would contribute greatly to his new task of streamlining government processes in the Executive. Welcome back, PA Evasco,” Roque said.