Philippines President Ferdinand “Bong Bong” Marcos Jr. has yet to name the new head of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp the Malacañang palace stated on Friday. Andrea Domingo remains as the Agency head until further notice.
The clarification was made following claims that lawyer George Erwin Garcia was tapped by Marcos to lead the PAGCOR.
“I would like the public to be informed that there is no truth to the statements being made on social media that a certain George Erwin Garcia has been appointed PAGCOR chairman. No such appointment has been made,” press Secretary Beatrix Rose Cruz-Angeles said in a statement issued Friday night
Cruz-Angeles was referring to Garcia who served as commissioner of the Commission on Elections under the watch of Marcos’ predecessor, former president Rodrigo Duterte. Garcia was appointed Comelec commissioner in March. He had a brief stint at the poll body after the Commission on Appointments bypassed his ad interim appointment in June.