Perfecto Yasay pictured in 2015 with his old college roommate Rodrigo Duterte. Photo: Facebook

Duterte’s ex-top diplomat who smoothed over Philippine-China ties arrested for bank fraud

  • Perfecto Yasay Jnr, Duterte’s college friend, was appointed as foreign secretary despite being implicated in criminal charges filed by the central bank in 2011
  • During his eight-month stint, he helped to smooth ties between Beijing and Manila after the latter won the South China Sea arbitration case against China in 2016
Topic |   The Philippines

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Perfecto Yasay pictured in 2015 with his old college roommate Rodrigo Duterte. Photo: Facebook
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