Teddy Locsin Jr appointed as PH representative to UN

Palace Communications Secretary Martin Andanar confirms that former Makati representative Teodoro Locsin Jr accepted the position after meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte

NEWLY APPOINTED. Teodoro Locsin Jr is the new Philippine representative to the United Nations. Photo from Locsin Jr's Twitter account

MANILA, Philippines – Former Makati congressman Teodoro “Teddy Boy” Locsin Jr has been appointed as Philippines’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Malacañang confirmed on Sunday, September 18.

In a message to the Malacañang press pool, Palace Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said that Locsin accepted the position after meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte.

“The former [Congressman] Teddyboy Locsin and I were in touch again last night and he said they indeed met at Bahay Pangarap,” Andanar said. “Cong. Locsin said he accepted the position as UN Ambassador.”

The former Makati City 1st District Representative, who served from 2001 to 2010, will replace Ambassador Lourdes O. Yparraguirre. 

Locsin served as the presidential speechwriter and spokesperson during the administration of President Corazon Aquino.

Also a journalist, Locsin worked as an editorial writer for the Philippines Free Press from 1967 to 1972 and was the publisher of the newspapers The Daily Globe and Today.

At present, he is a columnist for Business Mirror and a host for the ABS-CBN News Channel. – Rappler.com