Almendras is new foreign affairs chief

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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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