Message of DFA Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr., on the 122nd DFA Day.
On this day, 122 years ago, the Department of Foreign Affairs was created under the First Republic after centuries of subjugation and struggle. The spirit of freedom and nationalism that drove our nation's founders has provided inspiration for our succeeding generations.
Fast forward to today, the DFA, along with its 3,400 employees, 35 consular offices, and 94 Foreign Service Posts, celebrates its founding anniversary with unwavering passion and relentless commitment to a life-long vocation in the service of the Filipino people, wherever, and whenever possible, especially during these challenging times.
Patuloy ang ating paglilingkod! Mabuhay ang mga kawani ng Kagawaran ng Ugnayang Panlabas, balwarte ng kalayaan at tagapagsulong ng pambansang adhikain!