Former DFA chief Teddy Locsin appointed ambassador to UK

Former DFA chief Teddy Locsin appointed ambassador to UK

By Liezelle Soriano

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MANILA — Former Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Teddy Locsin Jr. was appointed as the Philippine Ambassador to the United Kingdom.

The Palace issued a letter on August 30 regarding Locsin’s nomination.

“Pursuant to the provisions of Section 16, Article VIl of the 1987 Constitution and existing laws, you are hereby nominated Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, with concurrent jurisdiction over Ireland, Isle of Man, Bailiwick of Jersey, and Bailiwick of Guernsey,” the letter stated.

According to the letter, in the position, Locsin was granted the salary and emoluments of a Chief of Mission, Class I.

“By virtue hereof, and upon consent by the Commission on Appointments, you may qualify and enter upon the performance of the duties of the office, furnishing this Office and the Civil Service Commission with copies of your oath of office,” Press Secretary Trixie-Cruz Angeles said.

“We confirm the appointment of Teodoro Lopez Locsin Jr. as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland,” she added.

Locsin worked as a speechwriter for former presidents Corazon Aquino, Joseph Estrada, and Gloria Macapagal Arroyo before joining the DFA.

From 2001 to 2010, he also served as Aquino’s press secretary and Makati City’s first district representative. From 2017 to 2018, he served as the nation’s permanent representative to the United Nations.

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