Duterte assigns Usec. Manalo as acting DFA secretary

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Undersecretary Enrique Manalo as acting foreign affairs secretary after the Commission on Appointments rejected the confirmation of Perfecto Yasay.

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella stated that Manalo will temporarily serve as foreign affairs secretary while Pres. Duterte has not yet assigned a secretary for DFA.

Manalo is undersecretary for policy and became Philippine ambassador to the United Kingdom. — UNTV News and Rescue

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