SAD NEWS: Secretary of Foreign Affairs Perfecto Yasay Jr Dies at 69

Perfecto Yasay Jr, the Filipino Secretary of Foreign Affairs has died at 69, family reports.

Yasay passed away on Tuesday afternoon after complaining to stomachache. He died on arrival at the hospital.

He has spent approximately three months in office as the Secretary of Foreign Affairs.

President Duterte and other state officials have visited the family of Yasay.

Perfecto Yasay Jr. is a lawyer and current Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines. He is a former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and was Bangon Pilipinas Party’s vice-presidential bet in the 2010 Philippine elections, running alongside Eddie Villanueva. He accepted the offer of President Rodrigo Duterte to join his Cabinet on May 18, 2016 and grabbed the position of Secretary of Foreign Affairs in June 2016.