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Sponsorship Speech for DFA Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. and 47 Foreign Service Officers

The CA Committee on Foreign Affairs chaired by Sen. Lacson took up the appointments of:
* Teodoro Locsin Jr.: Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs
* 2 senior officials promoted to the rank of Chief of Mission Class I
* 4 senior officials promoted to the rank of Chief of Mission Class II
* 7 senior officials promoted to the rank of Career Ministers
* 16 officials promoted to the rank of Foreign Service Officers Class I
* 18 officials promoted to the rank of Foreign Service Officers Class II

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Mr. Chairman, fellow members of the Commission on Appointments, a few minutes ago, this representation as Chairman of your Committee on Foreign Affairs, presided over a public hearing to deliberate on the ad interim appointment of the HON. TEODORO β€˜TEDDY BOY’ LOCSIN, JR. as the Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Always the maverick, quick-witted, and acerbic β€” never dull and never ordinary – yun bang nang-iinsulto at nanlalait na masarap pa rin pakinggan at excited ka pang marinig ang mga susunod na sasabihin.Β  Continue reading “Sponsorship Speech for DFA Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. and 47 Foreign Service Officers”

Interview on DZBB | Nov. 25, 2018

In an interview on DZBB, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– possible pork in the 2019 budget
– agreements signed by the Philippines and China
– confirmation hearing for DFA Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr

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#PingTweets: On the upcoming confirmation of Teodoro Locsin Jr. as DFA Secretary

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πŸ“° CA confirms PH ambassador to Australia, 38 DFA officials [Manila Bulletin]

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From the Manila Bulletin:Β The CA Committee on Foreign Affairs chaired by Senator Panfilo Lacson unanimously moved to confirm the ad interim appointment of the 39 DFA officials in their respective positions.Β  Continue reading “πŸ“° CA confirms PH ambassador to Australia, 38 DFA officials [Manila Bulletin]”

Sponsorship Speech for Ambassadors Sulpicio Confiado and Akmad Sakkam

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Mr. Chairman… this Representation, as Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, presided over a public hearing yesterday morning to deliberate on the nominations of two Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Related: More photos at the CA’s confirmation hearings

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🌐 β€˜Di KSP ang tunay na bayani, Ping tells why [Politiko]

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From Politiko:Β The Filipino β€œheroes” who have been most effective at helping distressed overseas Filipino workers are the ones who chose to remain silent, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said.Β  Continue reading “🌐 β€˜Di KSP ang tunay na bayani, Ping tells why [Politiko]”

#PingTweets: On the unsung heroes helping distressed kababayans abroad

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Sponsorship Speech for 4 Ambassadors at the Commission on Appointments

The CA’s foreign affairs committee chaired by Sen. Lacson deliberated on the nominations of four ambassadors:
Jocelyn S. Batoon-Garcia: Ambassador to Norway with jurisdiction over Iceland, Denmark, Finland, and Sweden.
Denis Yap Lepatan: Ambassador to Switzerland with jurisdiction over Liechtenstein.
Eduardo Jose Atienza de Vega: Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg, Commission of the European Communities and the Council of the European Union.
Demetrio Remedios Tuason: Ambassador to the United Mexican States, with jurisdiction over Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Dominican Republic, and Cuba.

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Mr. Chairman, distinguished colleagues, this Representation, as Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, presided over a public hearing this morning to deliberate on the nominations of four Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Department of Foreign Affairs, three of whom are career officers of the Department while one is a political nominee. Your committee, after deliberating on their qualifications and fitness during the public hearing, determined that they are fit and qualified to be in their posts where they are nominated and therefore ruled to recommend to the plenary their appointments for the consent of the body.

It is therefore my honor and privilege to recommend that the Commission give its consent to the nomination of the following DFA Senior Officers, namely:

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Sponsorship Speech for DFA Sec. Alan Peter Cayetano, before the Commission of Appointments

Mr. Chairman, this morning, this Representation, being the Chairman of your Committee on Foreign Affairs, presided over probably the shortest public hearing to recommend to this honorable commission to give its consent to the nomination of Senator Alan Peter S. Cayetano as the Secretary of Department of Foreign Affairs.

In the spirit of consistency, I will now deliver the shortest sponsorship speech. Thus, Mr. Chairman, distinguished colleagues, it is my distinct honor and privilege to move that the Commission give its consent to the nomination of Senator Alan Peter Cayetano as Secretary of Department of Foreign Affairs.

I so move, Mr. Chairman.

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Sponsorship Speech for 3 Ambassadors and 2 Foreign Service Officers before the Commission on Appointments

Likewise, the Committee deliberated on the nominations of three Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, and the ad interim appointments of two Foreign Service Officers of the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Mr. Chairman, having evaluated their fitness and qualifications, your Committee ruled that the three nominees and two appointees possess all the fitness and qualifications to the positions which they were nominated or appointed.

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