PHILIPPINES-A NEW FOREIGN SECRETARY THAT BEFITS A TIME OF NEW INITIATIVES IN PH FOREIGN RELATIONS
Teodoro Locsin, Jr in 2017, then ambassador to the UN. Wikimedia Commons
Manila Times-Nov 30
It is striking that when the time came to decide on Teodoro “Teddy Boy” Locsin Jr.’s nomination as secretary of foreign affairs, the Commission on Appointments (CA) had little to say except “Amen.” Normally, CA members are persnickety about cabinet nominations and jealous about their authority. They make nominees pass through a gauntlet, and court lobbying by interest groups, for or against the nomination.
First published in: The Manila Times