PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has appointed whistleblower and staunch supporter Sandra Cam to the
Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO).
Cam had been appointed as member of the PCSO Board of Directors.
She was among the government appointees who were sworn in by Duterte yesterday, along with
officers of private organizations.
Former presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella also took his oath as Undersecretary of the
Department of Foreign Affairs.
Earlier this year, Duterte indicated that there should be nothing wrong in appointing
officials based on a debt of gratitude as he defended his plan to appoint Cam to a government post.
“What’s wrong with utang na loob? Alangan mga Liberal ilagay ko dito. Hindi na ako mag-
presidente, kung si Roxas,” Duterte said in a press conference in Malacañang last March.
The President said he would give Cam a government post if she would ask for one.