📷🎥 Sponsorship Speech for Teodoro Locsin Jr. and 21 Career Officers of the DFA at the Commission of Appointments

Mr. Chairman, this representation as Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, presided (over) a public hearing to deliberate on the nomination of MR. TEODORO LOPEZ LOCSIN, JR. as Permanent Representative of the Republic of the Philippines to the United Nations and the ad interim appointments of 21 Career Officers of the Department of Foreign Affairs that were submitted to the Committee’s jurisdiction for its consideration. The Committee ruled that the nominee and all the appointees possess the fitness and qualification to perform their duties, and recommended that their nomination and appointments be submitted to the plenary for its confirmation.

Mr. President, it is my privilege to move that the Commission give its consent to the nomination of MR. TEODORO LOPEZ LOCSIN, JR. as Permanent Representative of the Republic of the Philippines to the United Nations.

I also move for the confirmation of the ad interim appointments of the following career officers of the Department of Foreign Affairs, namely:

Alex Garcia Chua, Chief of Mission, Class I
Sahid Sinsuat Glang, Chief of Mission, Class I
Ma. Teresa Latina Taguiang, Chief of Mission, Class I
Marichu Barredo Mauro, Chief of Mission, Class II
Edward Co Yulo, Foreign Service Officer, Class I
Lorena Joy Paderna Banagodos, Foreign Service Officer, Class I
John Gumapos Reyes, Foreign Service Officer, Class I
Greg Marie Concha Mariño, Foreign Service Officer, Class I
Leah Victoria Carada Rodriguez, Foreign Service Officer, Class I
Maria Cynthia Paras Pelayo, Foreign Service Officer, Class I
Maria Paz Gaban Cortes, Foreign Service Officer, Class I
Joyleen Espinosa Santos, Foreign Service Officer, Class II
Ericka Anna Tan Abad, Foreign Service Officer, Class II
Ralph Vincent Clar De Jesus Abarquez, Foreign Service Officer, Class II
Mary Grace Villanueva Villamayor, Foreign Service Officer, Class II
Johann Veronica Madulid Andal, Foreign Service Officer, Class II
Ma. Theresa Milallos Alders, Foreign Service Officer, Class II
Shiena Red Escoto-Tesorero, Foreign Service Officer, Class II
Dean Jason Nepomuceno Arriola, Foreign Service Officer, Class II
Oliver Cutamora Delfin, Foreign Service Officer, Class II
Rommel Ariman Romato, Foreign Service Officer, Class II

Of the 22 nominee and appointees, 14 have requested to waive their appearance since they have already been posted abroad, Mr. Chair. I so move, Mr. Chair.

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