>MANILA – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) remains headless as the situation in Libya and parts of the Middle East worsens.
There’s still no official turnover rights at the DFA between outgoing DFA Secretary Alberto Romulo and his successor.
A ranking source at the DFA said former Ambassador to the US Albert del Rosario will be the next DFA secretary but the announcement has not been made because they are waiting for the “paper to come down.”
DFA Spokesman Ed Malaya said Romulo and Del Rosario were at the Diamond Hotel on Wednesday morning but no turnover took place.
Romulo has been on an indefinite leave of absence since February 18.
He designated DFA undersecretary for policy, Erlinda Basilio, as Officer in Charge (OIC).