President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Manila Times chairman emeritus Dante Ang as his particular envoy for worldwide public relations.

According to a doc launched by Malacañang Wednesday (May 17), Ang’s appointment papers have been signed by Duterte on May three.

In an article printed on May 9, the Manila Times stated Ang’s appointment was made “in recognition of [his] expertise in the field.”

According to the paper, Ang “will advisse the DFA and other relevant government agencies on public relationss and the country’s image-building efforts, and assist these agencies in ‘generating a positive image for the Philippines related to Philippine advocacies and policies.’”

He can be anticipated to suggest “new initiatives aimed at promoting Philippine interests as it pertains to public relations.”

Ang served as the publicist of former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo from 1993 to 2003.

He chaired the Commission on Filipinos Overseas from 2005 to 2010.