Press Release
June 25, 2019

Sen. Francis Pangilinan on Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin calling VP names
Hold Secretary Locsin to account for unprofessional, disorderly conduct: Kiko

While Secretary Locsin has already said sorry, we strongly condemn his rude, contemptuous, and insulting language for VP Leni Robredo in social media. This kind of insolence and disrespect has no place in a civilized society and especially coming from the Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs, the office primarily responsible for the country's international diplomatic relations.

The behavior of Secretary Locsin violates Republic Act 6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees. His insults and impertinence are very unprofessional and notwithstanding his apology, he should be held to account.

This should not end in an apology, this should serve as a lesson to him and other officials who show disrespect for their fellow men and women.

This is not how a DFA secretary should behave. He puts the country at risk and shame with his actions and words.

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