Cabinet Secretary Leoncio “Jun” Evasco Jr., a former insurgent priest, will lead the rehabilitation of Marawi City after the preventing between authorities forces and the Maute group is over.

Duterte mentioned Evasco’s title when requested about Marawi’s rehabilitation following a go to to wounded troopers at a navy hospital in Cagayan de Oro City Sunday (June 11).

The President joked that although Evasco has turned his again on preventing the federal government, troopers nonetheless have dangerous blood in opposition to him each time he visits a navy camp.

“Ngayon, secretary na siya. Kaya pagbalik niya sa kampo doon mga sundalo, saludo sa kanya. Pero pagtalikod niya sabi ng sundalo, ‘Ang sarap barilin ng p***** i**,’” he mentioned.

Evasco was ordained as a priest earlier than becoming a member of the New People’s Army in 1974.

It was Duterte, then a prosecutor in Davao City, who dealt with Evasco’s case when he was caught with different rebels in the 1980s.

After being launched from jail following the People Power Revolution, Evasco from being the officer in charge of the City Engineer’s Office in Davao City, to Duterte’s chief of workers, then as mayor of Maribojoc in Bohol.

Like different Filipinos, Duterte mentioned he’s hopeful that the battle in Marawi City will quickly be over in order that the federal government can begin rehabilitation efforts.

“I pray that there will be a short period of war activity and we expect it to be over soon. We are ready ang gobyerno, ang ating Republic, to extend assistance… Alam na ni Evasco ‘yan, komunista ‘yan noon eh,” he mentioned.