CA approves 16 foreign service officials' appointments

CA approves 16 foreign service officials’ appointments

/ 01:46 PM May 15, 2024

MANILA, Philippines — Sixteen foreign service officials in the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) obtained the approval of the Commission on Appointments on Wednesday.

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No congressional body member thumbed down the DFA officials’ designation, as discussed by the CA panel on foreign affairs.


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The 16 DFA officials whose ad interim appointments were deliberated upon are as follows:

Chief of Mission, Class I

  • Maria Elena Palo Algabre
  • Celeste Vinzon Balatbat
  • Paul Raymund Pasion Cortes
  • Arvin Reyes De Leon
  • Francisco Noel Rio Fernandez
  • Patrick John Uytiepo Hilado

Chief of Mission, Class II

  • Iric Cruz Arribas
  • Renato Ner Dueñas Jr.
  • Emmanuel Revilla Fernandez
  • Raphael Sta. Cruz Hermoso
  • Pablito Austria Mendoza
  • Noel Mangaoang Novicio
  • Rhenita Balagtas Rodriguez
  • Gunther Emil Mayo Sales
  • Arnel Gonio Talisayon

Career Minister 

  • Rea Galanao Oreta
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