Manalo named envoy for OFW concerns

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has tapped Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo as his special envoy for concerns related to overseas Filipino workers.

Malacañang on Wednesday, February 14, released Manalo's appointment papers signed by Duterte on Tuesday, February 13.

Manalo's term began on January 30 this year and will end on January 29, 2019.

Manalo, the eldest son of the late INC executive Eraño Manalo, assumed post as the INC's executive minister in September 2009.

The influential religious group, which is known for practising bloc voting, had endorsed Duterte's presidential bid in the May 9, 2016 elections. (Ruth Abbey Gita/SunStar Philippines)
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