Gadon stays as PBBM adviser on poverty alleviation – Palace

Presidential Adviser on Poverty Alleviation Larry Gadon will continue to take on his new role in government, despite the Supreme Court’s (SC) latest move to disbar him, Malacañang said on Wednesday.

In a statement, Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin said the SC decision has no bearing on Gadon’s designation as an adviser to President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.

Bersamin said Marcos is confident that Gadon “will do a good job” in helping his administration combat poverty.

“We were aware of Sec. Gadon’s cases before the Supreme Court but the President felt that his work as presidential adviser will not get affected by his status as a lawyer,” he said.

“He will continue on his new role as Presidential Adviser on Poverty Alleviation as there are urgent matters that need to be done in the President’s anti-poverty programs,” Bersamin added.

The SC unanimously voted to disbar Gadon following his profane remarks against journalist Raissa Robles.

Bersamin said the disbarment case is a “personal” issue that Gadon needs to address.

In a statement issued late Tuesday night, Gadon said he would file a motion for reconsideration, stressing that the SC’s penalty is “too harsh.”

“I will treat this matter as a personal concern as it will not also affect my commitment to President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to help his administration achieve its goals and implement its programs to serve the public particularly on the aspect of poverty alleviation,” he said.

“The position and the task given to me by the President do not require lawyering hence my suspension and disbarment have no effect on my appointment. I will just approach this issue on a personal concern,” he added.

Malacañang announced Gadon’s appointment as Presidential Adviser for Poverty Alleviation on Monday.

//JBa via PNA | Tune in to DZGB-am for more updates #DZGBNewsOnline

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