Philippine Star columnist and media government Jose Manuel “Babe” Romualdez has been nominated as the nation’s ambassador to the United States, near 9 months after President Rodrigo Duterte reportedly wooed him to just accept the post.
As the Philippines’ envoy to the US, Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella stated Romualdez may have concurrent jurisdiction over the Commonwealth of Jamaica, Republic of Haiti, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, The Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and Grenadines and Saint Lucia.
“We are confident that with Mr. Romualdez at the helm of the Philippine embassy at Washington, D.C., will further strengthen PH-US relations and promote stronger cooperation between the two countries,” Abella stated in a press release Thursday (July 27).
Duterte reportedly requested Romualdez to turn out to be the Philippine Ambassador to the US again in October 2016 however the latter didn’t instantly conform to the provide.
Romualdez later stated he needed to bear surgery for a indifferent retina, and was suggested by his docs to keep away from long-haul flights so he may get well quicker.
Earlier this month, Romualdez introduced he has made a full restoration and has been appointed by Duterte as a particular envoy to the US.