Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte named Enrique Manalo (pictured) as the country’s new acting foreign minister on Thursday, replacing Perfecto Yasay Jr. whose appointment was rejected a day earlier by a constitutional body over an issue regarding his citizenship. File photo: AFP
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte named Enrique Manalo (pictured) as the country’s new acting foreign minister on Thursday, replacing Perfecto Yasay Jr. whose appointment was rejected a day earlier by a constitutional body over an issue regarding his citizenship. File photo: AFP

Philippines' Duterte appoints new acting foreign secretary after top diplomat dumped

Enrique Manalo has served previously as Philippine ambassador to Britain, among other foreign assignments

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte named Enrique Manalo (pictured) as the country’s new acting foreign minister on Thursday, replacing Perfecto Yasay Jr. whose appointment was rejected a day earlier by a constitutional body over an issue regarding his citizenship. File photo: AFP
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte named Enrique Manalo (pictured) as the country’s new acting foreign minister on Thursday, replacing Perfecto Yasay Jr. whose appointment was rejected a day earlier by a constitutional body over an issue regarding his citizenship. File photo: AFP
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