DFA chief: No to PH Coast Guard attache in Washington

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MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. has denied the request of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) for its own attach in Washington, D.C.

 

“There’s no need for them to be there…I say no,” Locsin said in an interview on CNN Philippines on Friday.

 

In a separate tweet late Thursday, Manila’s top diplomat said the PCG recently applied for a Coast Guard attach in the United States.

 

“The Washington request is likewise rejected and don’t ever go behind my back. We don’t share a coastline with the US like Canada does. So no, nunca, never,” Locsin said.

 

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The Philippine Daily Inquirer, popularly known as the Inquirer, is an English-language newspaper in the Philippines. Founded in 1985, it is often regarded as the Philippines' newspaper of record.

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