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Unbecoming of PH’s top diplomat

/ 05:00 AM June 27, 2019

Rarely do we find our country’s Vice President, who received the votes of 14,418,817 Filipinos in the 2016 elections, disparaged so gratuitously and with uncharacteristic ill manner.

As Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Teodoro Locsin Jr. insults the second highest official of the Republic of the Philippines in such undiplomatic and rude language, and adds insult to injury by belatedly posting an apology that drips with arrogance.

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It is a sad day for our country, and it is my firm belief that Secretary Locsin has acted in a manner that does not befit his position. He disrespects the diplomatic profession as well as his coworkers in public service.

The Vice President, after all, is a public servant who, by virtue of Article VII, Section 8  of the 1987 Constitution of the Philippines, becomes President “in case of death, permanent disability, removal from office or resignation of the President.”

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