OVP media chief resigns to campaign ‘full-time’ for Binay

Mara Cepeda
OVP media chief resigns to campaign ‘full-time’ for Binay
Joey Salgado is now the communications director of Vice President Jejomar Binay's presidential campaign team

MANILA, Philippines – Joey Salgado, head of the media affairs group of the Office of Vice President (OVP) has resigned to focus on VP Jejomar Binay’s presidential bid.

“Yes, [I have resigned] to work full-time for the presidential campaign [of VP Binay],” Salgado told Rappler in a text message on Monday, February 8. He is now the communications director of Binay’s campaign.

Salgado, a long-time spokesperson for the Vice President, said his resignation from the OVP is effective on February 9, the official start of the campaign period for the May polls. 

According to Salgado, lawyer Rico Quicho will serve as Binay’s campaign spokesman while former journalist and Cainta mayor Mon Ilagan will be the spokesperson for Binay’s opposition party, the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA). (READ: ‘Binay must be his own spokesman’)

Binay and his running mate Senator Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan II, together with their senatorial slate, are set to hold their proclamation rally at the Welfareville compound in Mandaluyong City on Tuesday afternoon, February 9. – Rappler.com

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Mara Cepeda

Mara Cepeda specializes in stories about politics and local governance. She covers the Office of the Vice President, the Senate, and the Philippine opposition. She is a 2021 fellow of the Asia Journalism Fellowship and the Reham al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship of the UN. Got tips? Email her at mara.cepeda@rappler.com or tweet @maracepeda.