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Almendras is new DFA chief—Palace

/ 08:44 PM March 08, 2016

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III has appointed Cabinet Secretary Jose Rene Almendras as the new secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Malacañang said Tuesday evening.

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“President Aquino has appointed Jose Rene Almendras as ad interim Secretary of Foreign Affairs , according to Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa. He replaces Secretary Albert del Rosario whose resignation took effect today,” Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma said in a statement.

Citing health reasons, the 76-year-old Del Rosario resigned as DFA chief last month, four months short of serving his six-year term under the Aquino administration.

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