Byline: Daxim L. Lucas
FRANKLY, I am scared.
This is how Acting Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario describes his feelings about being made the countrys top diplomat.
No, it is not the enormity of his new job that scares him, said Del Rosario.
After all, he did serve for five years as Philippine ambassador to the United Statesthe most prestigious and most important foreign posting for any Filipino diplomat.
He explained that his fear comes from the unfamiliar feeling of a businessman who has never had to report to anyone, transitioning to a public servant who is suddenly answerable to everyone, not least the President of the Republic.
You see, I was a businessman for 50 years and I never had to answer to anyone. Then all of a sudden, I became ambassador to the US, and then I got …