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24/09/2012: Cuisia Leads PH Diplomats in Throwing Support behind Secretary Del Rosario

24 September 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C.--The Philippine Embassy today issued the following statement from Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. expressing his support to Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. Del Rosario:

"In recent days, various statements have come out in Manila regarding the diplomacy being undertaken in this very critical time in our international relations.

"I firmly support the principled leadership exhibited by our Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. del Rosario, and his stewardship as he orchestrated the Philippine government’s diplomatic efforts through the most challenging of circumstances.

"The Secretary has tirelessly led the Department of Foreign Affairs in making the honorable and oftentimes arduous stand to defend our national security and territorial sovereignty, based on the policy guidance provided by H.E. President Benigno S. Aquino III.

"In his dealings with various governments, Secretary del Rosario has demonstrated a single-minded determination to uphold the Philippine national interest at all costs. This includes taking great personal risk to go to the front lines in conflict areas abroad to lead our people to safety. He is a true patriot.

"We at the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C. continue to be inspired by the Secretary’s courage, integrity and fortitude. We commit to rededicate our full efforts to support the Secretary, and continue to make our contribution to his efforts to protect and uphold our sovereignty, and ensure the safety and well-being of our people."

Officers and personnel of the Philippine Embassy also associated themselves with the statement of Ambassador Cuisia in declaring their full support to Secretary Del Rosario.

"We stand behind the Secretary's principled defense of the security of our country and his untiring efforts to promote a better life of Filipinos," they said in a signed statement. ###


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