'Legal HD' host Karen Jimeno named Head of Communications and External Affairs for OPARR

By Media Newser Philippines | Thursday, January 30, 2014

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In addition to her hosting duties on Legal Help Desk, Atty. Karen Jimeno is taking on a new role as the Head of Communications and External Affairs of the Office of the Presidential Adviser for Rehabilitation and Recovery (OPARR) under former Senator and now rehabilitation czar Panfilo Lacson.

"I’m fortunate to work for a man who shares my view that we should all do what we can to help regardless of personal differences or affiliations," Jimeno said in an interview with The Manila Times. "Helping fellow Filipinos recover is an aspect where the country should be united, not divided."

Jimeno was formally introduced to the media on Monday when Lacson appeared for a briefing in Malacañang. Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said he welcomes Jimeno to their team, whom he described as a professional.

He also made it clear that it was Lacson who handpicked Jimeno for the job. “She came on board with Secretary Lacson upon his invitation and that she knows that by being Secretary Lacson’s Communications Director, she can help communicate the role of OPARR in the rehabilitation of Yolanda affected areas,” he said.

Jimeno was recently named one of the media winners in our 2013 yearender along with her co-host Atty. Rod Nepomuceno, Yong Chavez, Pia Hontiveros, and many others.

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