Duterte names Medialdea as OIC during ASEAN, APEC summits


Posted at Nov 12 2018 05:11 PM

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea delivers a message during the commemoration of the 76th Araw ng Kagitingan at Mt. Samat Shrine in Pilar, Bataan on April 9, 2018. Rey Baniquet, Malacanang Photo/file

MANILA - 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 tasked Medialdea to "ensure the continuity of government service" and to "take care of day-to-day operations" as officer-in-charge of the executive department while the President is abroad.

"All acts of the Executive Secretary for and on behalf of the President pursuant to this Order shall be deemed acts of the President unless disapproved or reprobated by the President," the order signed by Medialdea himself said.