From Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella – On the confirmation of Alan Peter Cayetano

Secretary Cayetano is a welcome addition to the President’s official family. As Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations of the 17th Congress, he authored and co-sponsored the bill extending the validity of the Philippine passport to ten (10) years

and the resolutions concurring in the ratification/accession to the Articles of Agreement of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the Philippine-Japan Agreement on Social Security, and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

Secretary Cayetano’s experience and legal acumen shall enrich the leadership of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and promote and enhance our international relations with the countries of the world.