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Netizens react to Atty. Larry Gadon being appointed as Poverty Alleviation adviser

Gadon’s appointment did not thrill netizens too much owing to his history.

Pinoy netizens were not too excited when the Palace announced on Monday that Larry Gadon, a lawyer who was previously suspended by the Supreme Court for verbally attacking a journalist, has been appointed by President Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. as the Presidential Adviser for Poverty Alleviation.

According to the Presidential Communications Office (PCO), Gadon will collaborate with governmental organizations and non-governmental organizations to tackle the underlying causes of poverty.

“President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has appointed lawyer Lorenzo ‘Larry’ G. Gadon as Presidential Adviser for Poverty Alleviation. His appointment reflects the government’s commitment to address one of the most pressing challenges faced by our nation,” the PCO said in a statement.

Gadon has gained notoriety for using offensive language and verbally attacking various individuals and groups, particularly those who criticize former President Rodrigo Duterte.

Some of the people targeted by Gadon’s verbal abuse include the person behind Pinoy Ako Blog Jover Laurio, and a member of the the youth group Millennial PH Aunell Ross Angcos.

Gadon’s appointment did not thrill netizens too much owing to his history.

Meanwhile, Marcos has reappointed Carlito Galvez, Jr. as the Head of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation, and Unity (OPAPRU). Galvez, a former Chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, initially assumed the position under the Duterte administration after retiring in December 2018.

Galvez’s tenure at the OPAPRU was extended during the Marcos administration.

However, on January 9, Galvez was appointed as the officer-in-charge of the Defense Department until June 6, when President Marcos appointed Gilberto Teodoro Jr. as the secretary.

Written by Charles Teves

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