MALACAÑANG on Thursday announced the appointments of Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus G. Dureza and newspaper columnist Ramon T. Tulfo, Jr. as special envoys to the European Union (EU) and the People’s Republic of China, respectively.
Mr. Dureza, according to his appointment paper, will be serving from July 1 to Dec. 31 this year.
Mr. Tulfo is appointed to his new post “for a term of six months.”
President Rodrigo R. Duterte signed their appointment papers on Oct. 23.
In his Philippine Daily Inquirer column on Oct. 6, Mr. Tulfo said he had a “tete-a-tete” with Mr. Duterte.
“The President said he wanted me to help him so I broached the idea of becoming a special envoy to China, which he approved,” he also wrote.
The President also appointed PTV-4’s Palace reporter Raquel R. Tobias, also known as Rocky Ignacio, Undersecretary for Mass Media of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO). — Arjay L. Balinbin