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PBBM appoints former DFA administrator Locsin as an envoy to the UK and Ireland.

Teodoro “Teddy Boy” Locsin Jr., a former secretary of foreign affairs, has been appointed ambassador extraordinaire and plenipotentiary to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Malacanang stated on Sunday. The appointment was made by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

Moreover, a copy of Locsin’s appointment letter was made public by Malacanang.

We affirm Teodoro Lopez Locsin Jr.’s appointment as the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. He was previously the secretary of state for foreign affairs, according to a press release from the press secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles.

According to his appointment paper dated August 30, Locsin will have concurrent jurisdiction over Ireland, the Isle of Man, the Bailiwick of Jersey, and the Bailiwick of Guernsey.

Additionally, he will get the pay and benefits of a Class I Chief of Mission.

During his time in charge of the DFA, Locsin continued the autonomous foreign policy of the late President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.

He previously stated that he departed the department proud of its successes in the diplomatic realm.

Lawyer, politician, and once employed journalist Locsin.

He worked for the former president Corazon Aquino as her speechwriter and press secretary before winning three consecutive terms from 2001 to 2010 as Makati’s representative.

Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (2002–2006) and Joseph Ejercito Estrada, two previous presidents, were also served by Locsin as speechwriters (1998).

Additionally, he served as the Daily Globe and Today’s publisher as well as the publisher of the Philippines Free Press.

Ateneo de Manila University awarded Locsin a bachelor’s degree in law in 1977, while Harvard University awarded him a master’s degree in law in 1983.


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