DFA mourns for Aquino

June 24, 2021 People's Tonight 43 views

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) joined the nation in mourning the passing of former President Benigno S. Aquino III.

During his term as the 15th President of the Philippine Republic, President Aquino elevated the country’s conduct of foreign relations, steered foreign policy towards a principled direction that earned international respect and esteem, and invigorated the foreign service with a collective sense of patriotism, commitment to service, and professionalism, the DFA said in a statement.

He has left a remarkable legacy on our country’s foreign policy and national history, the DFA added.

The Department offered its condolences to the President’s family and friends, saying it joins the Filipino people in grieving the loss of a great man, leader and nationalist.