As Perfecto Yasay exits the Department of Foreign Affairs, he is leaving a few inspirational words to Usec. Enrique Manalo, who will be temporarily occupying his post of DFA Secretary.
Yasay tells Manalo to remain loyal and prioritize professionalism and the interest of the country.
Manalo then said that he will continue the work he has started and that he will face the ASEAN Summit as the Foreign Affairs acting Secretary.
Meanwhile, members of the DFA welcomed Manalo with open arms as acting head of the department.
Manalo served as an ambassador of the Philippines to the United Kingdom and United Nations before assuming his post at the DFA.
The Commission on Appointments rejected Yasay’s nomination on Wednesday, after allegedly lying about his citizenship.