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LOOK: Duterte administers oath to new DFA chief Cayetano

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LOOK: Duterte administers oath to new DFA chief Cayetano

/ 09:17 PM May 18, 2017
President Duterte administers the oath of office of Alan Peter Cayetano as the new Foreign Affairs Secretary at the Presidential Guesthouse in Panacan, Davao City.

President Duterte administers the oath of office of Alan Peter Cayetano as the new Foreign Affairs Secretary at the Presidential Guesthouse in Panacan, Davao City. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday administered the oath of office of Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Cayetano.

Photos of the event held at the Presidential Guesthouse in Panacan, Davao City, were released to media on Thursday evening. With Cayetano were his wife Taguig City Mayor Lani Cayetano, his sister Taguig City-Pateros Representative Pia Cayetano and other relatives.

The appointment of the defeated running mate of Duterte was recently confirmed by the Commission on Appointments.

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Cayetano is deemed resigned from the Senate upon taking his oath. He will replace Acting Secretary Enrique Manalo.

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After the oath-taking rites, the new DFA chief – along with his wife Taguig City Mayor Maria Laarni ‘Lani’ Cayetano, his sister Taguig City-Pateros Second District Representative and former Senator Pia Cayetano and her son Lucas, his brother Lino Cayetano, Fille Cayetano and Jennifer Reyes – poses with the President for a photo while flashing the signature Duterte fist bump. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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