Duterte appoints former Cory speechwriter Teddy Boy Locsin as PH Ambassador to UN

  • Pres. Rodrigo Duterte appointed Teddy Boy Locsin as the new Ambassador to the United Nations
  • Locsin once served as Makati City Congressman and speechwriter of former Pres. Cory Aquino
  • Locsin is currently known for his stint as a TV and radio host, as well as his Twitter presence

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Teddy Boy Locsin, who once served as the former Makati City Congressman and the former speechwriter of President Corazon Aquino, as the new Philippine Ambassador to the United Nations (UN).

Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar confirmed the news of the appointment of Locsin, who is currently a news commentator at ABS-CBN News, to the UN post.

Locsin had earlier met with Duterte at the Bahay Pangarap in the Malacañang complex to accept the post.

Andanar said Locsin will be releasing his own statement after returning from a trip abroad.

“Cong. Locsin said he accepted the position as UN Ambassador. The President and former Cong. Teddy Boy Locsin had a talk. Cong. Locsin told me he would release a statement once he returned from an overseas trip,” Andanar told the Inquirer.

Locsin will be replacing Ambassador Lourdes O. Yparraguirre at the UN. He had served at the House of Representatives for three terms from 2001 to 2010. Prior to that, he was one of the closest aides to former President Corazon Aquino; serving as speechwriter and spokesperson between 1986 to 1992.

He is also no stranger to media, having worked as a writer for the Philippine Free Press in the 1960s and 70s.

Locsin has also been nominated for a post in the Supreme Court at least twice but was eventually bypassed on both occasions.

He is now active in different media platforms, hosting his programs on radio and television, including his famed “Teditorial” segment on ANC, as well as maintaining his own Twitter account.