Congratulations to Ambassador Teddy Boy Locsin, Jr. on his appointment as Secretary of Foreign Affairs. He is fit for the job, honed by his long years of experience in public service, both as a journalist and a public official.
A lawyer by profession and worked with various Philippine Presidents, Teddy has vast knowledge of national and local issues surrounding the country and how the dynamics of world politics affect our nation. His stint as Philippine Permanent Representative to the United Nations seemed to have foreshadowed his appointment as the country's top diplomat. I am certain he will not waver in protecting our people and our nation's interests.
As Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, I will work with him in advancing the Philippines' diplomatic relations with other nations and upholding the four pillars of Philippine foreign policy.