knows the pulse of the people. He will be able to bring the concerns of our people to the world stage. His experience in the UN gives him a unique insight on how to deal with foreign governments. He is definitely qualified to be our top diplomat,” he said.
Locsin will replace outgoing Cayetano, who has opted to reclaim his congressional seat in Taguig, which he represented in previous Congresses.
Cayetano has said President Duterte wanted him to seek the position of Speaker.
He and Francis Escudero gained fame as opposition congressmen before they were elected to the Senate. Escudero, who is completing his second and last term, is running for governor in Sorsogon.
Senators have welcomed Locsin’s DFA appointment. Members of the CA have promised to speedily confirm him.