Senator Alan Peter Cayetano is the brand new Foreign Affairs Secretary, President Rodrigo Duterte introduced Wednesday (May 10).
Duterte informed reporters at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) that he signed Cayetano’s appointment papers earlier than he was as a result of fly to Cambodia, Hong Kong and China.
“I saw the name of Senator Cayetano sa DFA. Ngayong hapon lang na ito,” he mentioned.
Duterte already eyed Cayetano as Foreign Affairs Secretary as early as final yr, after he gained the presidential race.
He signed the senator’s appointment papers simply after the ban on appointing defeated candidates expired.
Cayetano was Duterte’s working mate and has been a relentless fixture on presidential state visits.
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