Almendras is new foreign affairs chief

ACTING DFA CHIEF. Cabinet Secretary Jose Rene Almendras is appointed to the Department of Foreign Affairs. File photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Jose Rene Almendras, current Cabinet Secretary, was appointed acting secretary of foreign affairs, Malacañang announced Tuesday, March 8.

Almendras replaces Albert del Rosario, who resigned March 7 after a 5-year stint. Del Rosario quit for health reasons. (READ: Del Rosario: Filipino 'Moses' in the world's danger zones)
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