10 months Former priest confirmed PH envoy to Turkey MB
By Mario Casayuran A former Catholic priest will make a good Philippine Ambassador to Turkey, one of the most influential Muslim countries. These were the sentiments of Senator Gregorio B. Honasan II, chairman of the Senate national defense and security committee, and Senator Sherwin T, Gatchalian, chairman of the Senate economic affairs committee, on the confirmation of the appointment of Raul Salavaria Hernandez as Philippine Ambassador to Turkey. Senators Sherwin Gatchalian (L) and Gringo Honasan (R) (SENATE / MANILA BULLETIN / FILE) The confirmation of Hernandez, a former Marine reservist, was eventually recommended by Senator Panfilo Lacson, chairman of the ... more