Panaligan congratulates his kumpadre Benhur Abalos for being picked as DILG chief


Calapan City Mayor Arnan Panaligan has congratulated the next Interior Secretary Benhur Abalos, Jr.

Panaligan described Abalos as his close friend and a classmate in law school.

“Congratulations to my close friend, classmate at Ateneo Law School, fellow City Mayor and kumpadre, Benhur Abalos, on your well deserved appontment as Secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Governments (DILG),” he said.

Presumptive president Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. picked Abalos as his DILG chief.

Abalos previously served as the chairman of the MMDA under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, replacing the late Danilo Lim who died in January 2021.

Abalos resigned as the MMDA chief last February to serve as the national campaign manager of Marcos Jr.

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