Journalist Teddy Boy Locsin is new ambassador to UN
Former-lawmaker-and-now-TV anchor Teodoro ” Teddy Boy” Locsin has been appointed as the new Philippine ambassador to the United Nations (UN), Malacañang confirmed on Sunday.
In a statement, Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said Locsin had accepted the post after meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte at the Bahay Pangarap in Malacañang.
“Cong. Locsin said he accepted the position as UN Ambassador,” Andanar said.
The Palace official earlier said Locsin would issue a statement once he returns from a trip abroad.
“The President and former Cong. Teddy Boy Locsin had a talk. Cong. Locsin told me he would release a statement once he returned from an overseas trip next Tuesday,” Andanar said on Saturday.
Locsin served as a Makati representative from 2001 to 2010. He currently hosts shows for the ABS-CBN News Channel, ANC.
Locsin will replace Ambassador Lourdes O. Yparraguirre. /rga
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