Duterte fetes Cayetano, confers Order of Sikatuna award


PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday conferred the Order of Sikatuna with the rank of Datu to former Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, saying that the ex-DFA chief was recognized “for his outstanding and dedicated service as Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs.”

The President commended Cayetano for actively pursuing the country’s independent foreign policy, which gave the country “significant gains in protecting our national territory and enjoying our sovereign rights.”

Duterte also credited Cayetano for protecting and promoting the rights of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) and for reforming Department of Foreign Affair’s (DFA) passport system.