Trixie Cruz Angeles for OPS: Marcos Cabinet profile

July 14, 2022 - 7:44 PM
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Trixie Angeles
Trixie Angeles is the Bongbong Marcos' press secretary. (Interaksyon artwork)

Rose Beatrix Cruz-Angeles

President Bongbong Marcos chose lawyer and vlogger Trixie Cruz-Angeles as head of the newly renamed Office of the Press Secretary, whose mandate includes handling the accreditation of journalists assigned to cover Malacañang.

Educational background

  • AB Linguistics from the University of the Philippines (1993)
  • Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Philippines (1997)
  • Passed the Philippine Bar Examinations in 1998

Work experience

  • Social media strategist at the PCOO under President Rodrigo Duterte (July 2017 – 2018)
    •  Helped promote Duterte’s candidacy during the 2016 elections and lambasted critics, journalists, and members of the opposition.
  • Radio host of Karambola, which airs on pro-Duterte station DWIZ
  • Vlogger on “Luminous by Trixie Cruz-Angeles & Ahmed Paglinawan”
  • Commissioner of cultural heritage at the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (2004 – 2007)
  • Vice chairman of the National Committee on Monuments and Sites
  • Spokesperson for the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (2011)
  • Partner at Guevarra, Cruz-Angeles and Calunsag Law Office (2008 – 2010)
  • Lawyer at Cruz-Angeles Law Office (2010 – Present)
    • Defended Nicanor Faeldon who was one of the soldiers who launched a coup d’etat against Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

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Controversies

Policy position

Open to giving vloggers and influencers access to cover presidential activities and Malacañang. Trixie is a vlogger and Vic Rodriguez earlier said the Marcos administration may look into the accreditation of social media personalities and content creators who are not members of traditional mainstream media.