[Trending Now] Malacanang: Teddy Boy Locsin accepted role for new Philippine Ambassador in UN
TV news anchor and former representative of Makati City Teddy Boy Locsin Jr . has been recently appointed as the new permanent ambassador ...
TV news anchor and former representative of Makati City Teddy Boy Locsin Jr. has been recently appointed as the new permanent ambassador of the Philippines to the United Nations (UN).
This was confirmed by the Malacanang on Sunday, 18 September 2016.
The journalist and lawyer accepted to be part of the Duterte administration and represent the country in a world body, as confirmed by Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar.
In a statement, the secretary said Locsin had accepted the post after meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte at the Bahay Pangarap in Malacañang.
“The President and former Cong. Teddy Boy Locsin had a talk. Cong. Locsin told me he would release a statement once he returned from an overseas trip next Tuesday,” Andanar said on Saturday.
Last week, rumours spread that Locsin was being considered to be the country’s new ambassador and replace Ambassador Lourdes O. Yparraguirre, but the Palace did not confirm yet.
Locsin served as a Makati representative from 2001 to 2010. He currently hosts shows for the ABS-CBN News Channel, ANC.
He accepted the role as the country’s representative amidst the complicated relationship of President Duterte and the United Nations after all the hostility towards the issue of extra-judicial killings and drug-related murders in the country.
Filipino netizens believed that President Duterte made the right choice.