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Nominations of 10 other ambassadors also approved

CA OKs appointment of Gloria Arroyo’s daughter, ex-DFA chief Locsin as envoys

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/ 07:04 PM December 07, 2022
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MANILA, Philippines — The powerful Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday approved the nomination of 13 ambassadors, including that of the only daughter of former President and now Senior Deputy Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, and that of former Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr.

The CA committee on foreign affairs confirmed the nominations of the following ambassadors:

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-Evangelina Lourdes Arroyo Bernas as Philippine ambassador to the Republic of Austria, with concurrent jurisdiction over the Republic of Croatia, Republic of Slovenia, and Slovak Republic.

-former Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. as the Philippine ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Island, with concurrent jurisdiction over Ireland, Isle of Man, Bailiwick of Jersey, and Bailiwick of Guernsey

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-Jaime Adriano Florcruz as the Philippine ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, with concurrent jurisdiction over the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and Mongolia

-Maria Andrelita Sacramento Austria as the Philippine ambassador to Canada

-Celeste Vinzon Balatbat as the ambassador to the Republic of Chile, with concurrent jurisdiction over the Republic of Ecuador and the Republic of Peru

-Jose Almodovar Cabrera III as ambassador to the State of Kuwait

-Roberto Gutierrez Manalo as ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran, with concurrent jurisdiction over the Republic of Turkmenistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan

-Belinda Mariano Ante as ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste

-Maria Agnes Maglasang Cervantes as ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, with concurrent jurisdiction over the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and the Republic of Tajikistan

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-Leo Tito Lunar Ausan Jr. as ambassador to the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, with concurrent jurisdiction over the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the Republic of Maldives

-Anna Jalando-on Louis as ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain

The CA also confirmed the ad-interim appointments of 47 Foreign Affairs career officers.

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