by Alan Robles
Soon after President Duterte appointed Senator Alan Cayetano foreign affairs secretary, the foreign office (DFA) issued this statement:
"We congratulate Senator Cayetano on the President's announcement of his appointment as Secretary of Foreign Affairs.
"We look forward to working with him, and the Department is now preparing to ensure a smooth institutional transition and to continue providing our services to the public. END"
Simple and concise. Why, you can barely detect the gritted teeth.