- Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo has accepted the “commute challenge” on Friday morning
- It took Panelo four hours and four jeepney rides before he arrived at the Malacañang
- He also asked a random motorcycle rider to take him to Gate 2 of the Malacañang complex
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo has accepted the “commute challenge” given to him by militant groups.
KAMI learned that Panelo reportedly left his residence in Marikina City 5:15 a.m. on Friday.
In a report by the GMA News Online, Panelo provided photos of him riding the jeepney while on his way to Malacañang.
He had no security guards with him and said that he tried to avoid the media. Panelo said that he accepted the challenge to prove that even government officials can experience the lives of the commuters.
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According to the Inquirer (author Darryl John Esguerra), after traveling for two hours, Panelo shared another photo of him on his third jeepney ride going to Sta. Mesa, Manila.
He was not able to ride the LRT-2 at Gilmore Station and opted to take another jeepney ride. When he rode a tricycle, the unit was not working. Therefore, he asked a motorist to take him from J.P. Laurel gate to Gate 2 of the Malacañang complex.
Four hours after, about 8:47 a.m., Panelo arrived at the Malacañang
Earlier, Panelo said that there was no “mass transport crisis” in the country after three railways in the metro experienced technical difficulties in the past week.
Salvador “Sal” Panelo is a Filipino lawyer. He served as the Chief Legal Counsel of President Rodrigo Duterte from 2016 to 2018. In October 2018, he was appointed as the Presidential Spokesperson, replacing Harry Roque.
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