In a world where Filipinos are everywhere, where our diaspora has no boundaries, it is time to take a liberal approach to Filipino citizenship
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(UPDATED) Senator Alan Peter Cayetano, President Rodrigo Duterte's running mate in the 2016 elections, is appointed the Philippines' top diplomat
Nearly a year after it assumed power, can this presidency really afford to appoint people on the basis of competence and not loyalty or personal ties to the leader?
Albert del Rosario says the Philippines is off to a 'perilous road' while Perfecto Yasay Jr says ASEAN under the Philippines' chairmanship 'did the right thing'
Occidental Mindoro Representative Josephine Ramirez-Sato says CA members spend a lot of time researching the background of the Cabinet appointees and the needs of the departments
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(UPDATED) Enrique Manalo 'has the training, experience, and appropriate perspective to be a very good SFA,' ex-DFA chief Jose Rene Almendras adds
Expertise, familiarity, and patience are the top 3 qualities Amando Tetangco Jr look for in his successor
The feisty Occidental Mindoro congresswoman talks to Rappler about what the Commission on Appointments looks for in a cabinet official
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The Commission on Appointments has the power to confirm, bypass, or reject the appointment of top public officials and senior military officers. But here are 5 reasons this power is flawed.
Foreign Secretary Enrique Manalo, who grew up in a household of ambassadors, now leads the department that his parents served
'I want to assure everyone that we have hit the ground running,' Foreign Secretary Enrique Manalo says on Rappler Talk
In his first one-on-one interview as DFA chief, acting Foreign Secretary Enrique Manalo talks about geopolitics and what's it like to be reared at home by diplomats
When the President's Congress allies meet him in Malacañang on the eve of Perfecto Yasay Jr's confirmation hearing, they prepare him for the inevitable
'Yesterday is history,' acting Foreign Secretary Enrique Manalo says a day after the Commission on Appointments rejected his predecessor, Perfecto Yasay Jr
'When politicians accuse you of not telling the truth, be of good cheer for they are lying,' lawyer Perfecto Yasay Jr quotes a friend as saying
(UPDATED) The foreign affairs undersecretary for policy will head the Department of Foreign Affairs until President Rodrigo Duterte 'appoints a new secretary,' says Malacañang
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Rejection of a presidential appointee by the Commission on Appointments is rare in Philippine history
Senator Panfilo Lacson says Perfecto Yasay Jr's closeness to President Rodrigo Duterte 'did not deter the commission from acting independently'
The Office of the Executive Secretary will submit the name of the official to the Department of Foreign Affairs by 8 am on Thursday, March 9
Rappler never reported that Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr 'was issued a passport in 2006' as Yasay claimed
(3rd UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte can no longer reappoint Perfecto Yasay Jr as foreign secretary after the CA rejected him over citizenship issues
'I cannot understand why the Honorable Secretary cannot answer that simple question with a yes or no,' says Representative Josephine Ramirez Sato
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Immigration lawyers sought by Rappler say one cannot unilaterally declare through an affidavit that one's US citizenship is nullified, as Perfecto Yasay Jr did
Perfecto Yasay Jr relied on 'implicit evidence' that he was not a US citizen when he chaired SEC, and ran for senator as well as vice president
Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr admits having a naturalization certificate but insists he was never a US citizen
Malacañang stands by what it calls Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr's 'logical and credible' assertion that he was never a US citizen
(UPDATED) 'Buo ang paniniwala ng members of the Commission on Appointments na talagang nagkaroon siya ng US citizenship,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson, CA foreign affairs committee chair
Is the Philippines' foreign secretary an American citizen? Perfecto Yasay Jr backtracks on his earlier statements – one of these under oath – that he never owned a US passport.
Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr claims he does not know that President Rodrigo Duterte wants to replace him, despite Duterte's pronouncements
To be clear, taking an oath of allegiance to the United States is not a requirement to obtain LPR/green card status. But it is a requirement to become a naturalized citizen of the US.
The Commission on Appointments (CA) is set to grill Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr over 4 criminal charges pending before the Department of Justice (DOJ)
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From becoming a foreigner after Ferdinand Marcos is toppled, Perfecto Yasay Jr is appointed foreign secretary under President Rodrigo Duterte
'We will not hesitate to destroy criminals who seek the wholesale destruction of our society,' says Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr
'I am so sad that he could lie under oath before the members of the Commission on Appointments,' Representative Josephine Ramirez Sato tells Rappler
He backpedals on his earlier statement that the Philippines merely exercises 'legal possession' and not 'ownership' of disputed features in the West Philippine Sea
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