MANILA, Philippines – Cherie Mercado on Friday, July 15 left her post as news anchor of TV5’s Aksyon Sa Tanghali to be the new spokesperson of the transportation department.
“Yes, once the appropriate clearances and approvals are secured or given,” Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade confirmed in a text message on Sunday, July 17.
Mercado broke the news in an Instagram post, saying she is leaving the network to join the new administration.
This sweet bunch! I will miss you!! You wonderful people of Aksyon Sa Tanghali! Love u Roda,… https://t.co/RTNmc75v5m — Cherie Mercado (@cheriemercado) July 15, 2016
“This sweet bunch! I will miss you!! You wonderful people of Aksyon Sa Tanghali…Ready and excited for my new stint as press officer for the Department of Transportation,” Mercado said.
Hi @docdomeng! Will be handling media affairs of Transportation Dept — Cherie Mercado (@cheriemercado) July 15, 2016
Before TV5, she spent 9 years of her career with ABS-CBN as host of Alas Singko Y Medya and news anchor of Global News.
In June, another news anchor was recruited by the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte: Martin Andanar as head of the Presidential Communications Operations Office. – Rappler.com