The Department of Foreign Affairs supports the decision of the Commission on Appointments to junk the appointment of Secretary Perfecto Yasay. In a released statement, Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Charles Jose said that they will respect the decision of the CA.
The agency is also waiting for Duterte to assign Yasay’s replacement. the DFA promised assured a smooth transition once Prez Duterte assigned a new Foreign Affairs Secretary.
Senator Panfilo Lacson, Chairman of Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, revealed that the caucus unanimously voted to reject the appointment of Yasay. This is after it was found out that he was lying regarding his citizenship.
Yasay earlier denied the allegations that he is US Citizen and that he has US Passport, but he has withdrew these statements, and admitted them to be true.
Lacson also explained that it is clearly stated in the Constitution that only Filipino citizens can be part of the Presidential Cabinet.