Duterte names Medialdea as OIC amid ASEAN, APEC summits
President Rodrigo Duterte has designated Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea as the officer-in-charge during his travels to Singapore and Papua New Guinea for two major summits.
Duterte is scheduled to attend the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit in Singapore from November 12 to 15, and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Papua New Guinea from November 16 to 18.
Under Special Order 1265, Duterte entrusted Medialdea to “guarantee the coherence of taxpayer supported organization” and to “deal with everyday tasks” as officer responsible for the official office while the President is abroad.
“All demonstrations of the Executive Secretary for and in the interest of the President as per this Order will be esteemed demonstrations of the President except if disliked or reprobated by the President,” the request marked by Medialdea himself said.