This article was added by the user . TheWorldNews is not responsible for the content of the platform.

‘Tough as nails’ Carlos an ‘excellent’ choice as NSA – senators

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

clarita carlos NSA

Professor Clarita Carlos and President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. (BBM Media Bureau)

MANILA, Philippines — Several senators on Thursday described retired professor Clarita Carlos as an “excellent” choice as President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s National Security Adviser (NSA).

“Prof. Clarita Carlos is an exceptional choice for the position of NSA Head, especially since she is an expert in Geo-politics. And let us not question her gender for that Male dominated position as I’m sure she’s tough as nails,” Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri, who is poised to take the helm of the upper chamber, said in a message to reporters.

“Congratulations to Prof. Carlos and President BBM for the excellent choice!” he added.

Outgoing Senate President Vicente Sotto III also hailed Carlos’ appointment.

Aside from Carlos, Sotto also found ABONO Partylist Rep. Conrado Estrella as an “excellent” pick to head the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) under the incoming administration.

“I believe [they] are excellent choices,” the Senate president said.

For his part, Senator-elect Francis “Chiz” Escudero said Carlos and Estrella are “both qualified and up to the task.”

“I know them both personally…Prof. Carlos was my Professor at UP and Cong. Estrella was a colleague in Congress…I wish them well and look forward to working with them,” Escudero said.

Asked if Carlos will be able to effectively advise Marcos Jr. on the country’s ongoing sea dispute with China, Escudero pointed to the retired professor’s “decades of exposure” to national security issues.

“That and other national security concerns as she brings with her a different perspective (ie not purely military but that of the academe) plus decades of exposure in this field both locally and internationally,” he said.


Subscribe to our daily newsletter

Read Next

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.