Senator Alan Peter Cayetano, the closest ally of President Rodrigo Duterte would lead the Department of Foreign Affairs quickly.
President Rodrigo Duterte confirmed it earlier than he departed the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on May 10, 2017 for his Official Visits in Cambodia and China, and for a Working Visit in Hong Kong.
He additionally signed the letter appointing Cayetano as the next DFA secretary after the one 12 months ban of COMELEC for the dropping candidates who wished to serve the federal government was ended.
Sen. Cayetano would now deal with the territorial integrity and national sovereignty of the Philippines.
Since final 12 months, rumors that Cayetano would lead the DFA already circulated on the web, however the senator and the president didn’t confirmed the rumors.
Recently, Cayetano defended the present situation of the Philippines to the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva, Switzerland on monday.