Former Three Term Congressman and incumbent Undersecretary of the Presidential Legislative Liaison Office (PLLO) has been appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte as Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs (PAOPA).
Secretary Jacinto Paras as political adviser has the rank of Secretary and sits on the Cabinet. Paras was a three term Congressman and was also a former Mayor.
During the time of President Macapagal Arroyo, Paras served as Chairman of PNOC EC. The function of the Political Adviser is to coordinate the legislative and political coalition liaising and constituency building efforts of the Office of the President. SOVEREIGNPH