Department Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano
PASAY CITY, Philippines – Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano maintained there is no reason for him to resign, at least for now, following reports of career diplomats allegedly calling for his ouster from the DFA.
Cayetano said he will only leave his post should President Rodrigo Duterte ask him to.
“If the President wants me to go, I will go happily and I will continue to support him,” he said.
Cayetano said though it is normal for critics to make such call, he urged them to leave the agency and its career officials out of the controversy.
The Secretary remains confident that he has the support of DFA staff behind him amid the issues.
“If a majority in the Department of Foreign Affairs says, ‘we cannot follow you,’ I have no business being there. But so far, I have had meetings with them and, so far, they understand. They might not necessarily agree with our direction, but they understand,” he concluded. – Asher Cadapan Jr. | UNTV News & Rescue