- Earlier, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo has accepted the “commute challenge”
- During a press briefing, he shared some details about his journey and some of his realizations
- He also clarified the routes he took before arriving at the Malacañang compound
On Friday morning, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo has accepted the “commute challenge” given to him by some militant groups.
KAMI learned that Panelo has shared some information about his journey and some of his realizations.
During a press briefing in Malacañang, Panelo has clarified that it took him almost 4 hours because he went around places.
He said that he originally came from New Manila, then went to Marikina, and then to Cubao.
“Sumakay ako sa between Balete and Gilmore ata ‘yon. Jeep, going to Cubao. Bumaba ako sa Cubao, sumakay ako ng Marikina, bumaba ako ng Concepcion. ‘Dun ako natagalan kasi puno, eh,” Panelo explained.
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The Presidential Spokesperson also shared some of his thoughts and realizations after commuting.
“Unang-una kasi, laking kalye ako, eh. Mula’ sapul, sanay na ako sa ganyang labanan, nakikipag-unahan ka sa pagkuha ng upuan. Sumasakay ako ng bus, eh. Sumasakay ako ng jeep, ng tricycle. Eh Marikina pa ako, lalong marami akong byahe,” Panelo said.
“The same, walang pagbabago, eh. Ang pagbabago lang, mas matindi ngayon. Mas matindi na ‘yung oras na gugugulin mo kasi mas dumami na lalo ang sasakyan, dumami na rin ang tao, ganon pa rin ang kalsada natin, ‘di naman nadagdagan,” he continued.
Panelo also advised the commuters to leave their house as early as 5 o’clock to make it on time, most especially when their residences are far from their offices.
“Kasi ang problema mo kahit magising ka ng maaga, marami ang sasakyan pero puno naman kagad,” Panelo said.
In a previous report by KAMI, Panelo arrived at the Malacañang compound after four hours, four jeepney rides, and a motorcycle ride. He said that he agreed to do the challenge to prove that government officials can also commute.
Salvador “Sal” Panelo is a Filipino lawyer. He served as the Chief Legal Counsel of President Rodrigo Duterte from 2016 to 2018. He was appointed as the Presidential Spokesperson, replacing Harry Roque, in October 2018.
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