DFA’s Hernandez is new ambassador to South Korea

Aside from the DFA spokesman, 3 others have been nominated by the President as ambassadors to Argentina, Canada, and Singapore

NEW ROLE. Foreign Affairs Spokesman Raul Hernandez is the next Philippine ambassador to Korea. File Photo by Carlos Santamaria

MANILA, Philippines – From assistant secretary to ambassador.

Department of Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary and Spokesperson Raul Hernandez is the new Philippine ambassador to South Korea, Malacañang announced on Friday, January 24.

According to Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr, President Benigno Aquino III is submitting for confirmation by the Commission on Appointments the nomination of Hernandez, as well as 3 others for the position of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.

Aside from Hernandez, the following have been nominated:

     * Ma. Amelita C. Aquino, as ambassador to the Argentine Republic, with concurrent jurisdiction over the Plurinational State of Bolivia, the Republic of Paraguay, and the Oriental Republic of Uruguay

     * Petronila P. Garcia, to Canada

     * Antonio A. Morales, to the Republic of Singapore.  Rappler.com

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