Duterte appoints Iglesia ni Cristo leader as DFA special envoy
President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) Executive Minister Eduardo Villanueva Manalo to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).
In his appointment papers dated February 13 and released Wednesday, Manalo was assigned as the Special Envoy of the President for Overseas Filipinos’ Concerns.
His term began on January 30, 2018 and will end on January 29, 2019.
The INC supported Duterte during the 2016 presidential elections.
Duterte has also appointed Herman Billones Jumilla to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), replacing sacked undersecretary Gertrudo de Leon.
De Leon, undersecretary for legal and liaison group of the DBM, was fired by Duterte over allegations of corruption. /je
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