Bongbong Marcos appoints former UN diplomat Manalo as DFA secretary

Acting Foreign Secretary Enrique Manalo —RICHARD A. REYES

MANILA, Philippines — Former Permanent Representative to the United Nations Enrique Manalo was appointed Friday as Secretary of Foreign Affairs by President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

A career diplomat, Manalo took his oath before Marcos in Malacañang on Friday, replacing former Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr.

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“Yes it is confirmed. But he asked for a few days to wind up affairs in his previous post,” Atty. Trixie Cruz-Angeles told in a text message when asked about the appointment.