NANINIWALA ang Palasyo na sisigla ang relasyon ng Filipinas sa ibang mga bansa sa pagkompirma ng Commission on Appointments (CA) sa appointment ni Alan Peter Cayetano bilang kalihim ng Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).
“Secretary Cayetano’s experience and legal acumen shall enrich the leadership of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and promote and enhance our international relations with the countries of the world,” ani Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella.
Isang “welcome addition” aniya si Cayetano sa gabinete ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte.
“Secretary Cayetano is a welcome addition to the President’s official family. As Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations of the 17th Congress, he authored and co-sponsored the bill extending the validity of the Philippine passport to ten (10) years, and the resolutions concurring in the ratification/accession to the Articles of Agreement of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the Philippine-Japan Agreement on Social Security, and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change,” dagdag ni Abella.
Sa loob lamang ng tatlong minuto ay pinalusot ng CA ang appointment ni Cayetano kahapon.