Cayetano’s Appointment as Foreign Affairs Secretary in Doubt

President Rodrigo Duterte raised doubts on the long-standing rumor that Sen. Alan Cayetano will be the new secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) once the one-year ban on appointing losing candidates lapses. The president said that Cayetano is still needed in the Senate where he can serve until 2019. DFA insiders earlier lauded the move to appoint Enrique Manalo as acting secretary, with some pressing for the move to…

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