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Where is the arrest warrant vs Imelda Marcos? | Evening wRap

Nov 13, 2018 - 9:12 PM

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Cancellation of Cayetano couple’s Taguig congressional bids sought

Nov 13, 2018 - 1:47 PM

(UPDATED) The different addresses the former foreign affairs secretary and his outgoing mayor wife declared in their respective certificates of candidacy present 'legal infirmities,' the complaints say

Wang Yi: Duterte 'the most respected friend' of Xi Jinping

Oct 29, 2018 - 1:35 AM

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says 'facts have proven' that President Rodrigo Duterte's 'friendly policy toward China' is the way forward

IN BARONG. Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi wears the Philippines' native barong to show he is a 'member' of the Filipino family. Screenshot from RTVM

China's top diplomat attends Cayetano birthday party

Oct 29, 2018 - 1:10 AM

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi praises former Philippine foreign secretary Alan Peter Cayetano as 'a great political leader' and 'a very successful diplomat'

BIRTHDAY GIFT. Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi gives a basketball jersey signed by Yao Ming as a birthday gift to former Philippine foreign secretary Alan Peter Cayetano. Screenshot from RTVM

A new customs chief, DFA chief, spokesman a year for Duterte

Oct 27, 2018 - 9:30 AM

Less than 3 years in power, President Rodrigo Duterte has already had 3 BOC commissioners, 3 presidential spokesmen, and 3 foreign secretaries

COC filing: Comebacks, gimmicks that 'shookt' Filipinos

Oct 20, 2018 - 4:35 PM

The filing of certificates of candidacy for the 2019 elections has its share of eyebrow-raising moments

HOAX: COA 'flags unliquidated funds of Mocha Uson, Alan Peter Cayetano'

Oct 19, 2018 - 5:38 PM

Audit reports do not contain the claim by Facebook page Silent No More PH that Mocha Uson and Alan Peter Cayetano had 'unliquidated funds' before they resigned from PCOO and DFA, respectively

Pork barrel scam, Binay vs Binay, Baste Duterte | Evening wRap

Oct 17, 2018 - 8:35 PM

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Alan Peter Cayetano, wife Lani both seeking House seats

Oct 17, 2018 - 4:25 PM

'Ang mahalaga, parehas na malinis ang pangalan,' says former foreign secretary Alan Peter Cayetano

HUSBAND AND WIFE. Alan Peter and wife Lani Cayetano will be running for 1st and 2nd district of Taguig, respectively. Photo from Alan Peter's Facebook page

Cayetano to diplomats: Duterte uses 'absurd' remarks to show 'seriousness'

Oct 15, 2018 - 3:20 PM

In his farewell speech to career diplomats, outgoing Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano gives advice on how to interpret what President Rodrigo Duterte says

LAST TOUR OF DUTY. Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano (extreme right) with President Duterte (center) and other government officials in 'fist' pose during the ASEAN Leaders Gathering in Bali, Indonesia on October 11, 2018. Malacanang Photo

Alan Peter Cayetano hopes to become House Speaker

Oct 11, 2018 - 1:43 PM

Confirming his plans to run for Taguig representative, Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says he can help the Duterte administration better if he becomes House Speaker

Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano explains to the panel the department’s stand on the teretorial dispute with China on the West Philippine Sea. Photo by Angie de Silva

Cayetano: ‘Time to come home to Taguig, Pateros’

Oct 10, 2018 - 4:18 PM

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says he will serve President Rodrigo Duterte 'in a different capacity'

COMING HOME. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says he will make a 'possible return to Congress,' as it is time 'to come home to Taguig and Pateros.' Malacañang file photo

How Cayetano can run without quitting, filing COC this month

Oct 10, 2018 - 4:06 PM

Remember how Rodrigo Duterte did it in the 2016 polls? It’s the process called substitution, where a candidate can run as the substitute of another bet.

TOP DIPLOMAT. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano appears at a congressional budget briefing on August 30, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Resignation? Cayetano posts cryptic photo with Duterte

Oct 10, 2018 - 2:41 PM

'God works in mysterious ways!' says Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano a day before President Rodrigo Duterte announced Cayetano will run for Congress

MEETING DUTERTE. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano posts this photo on Facebook on October 8, 2018, a day before President Rodrigo Duterte announced that he is resigning. Photo courtesy of Secretary Cayetano

#PHVote2019, Federalism draft, Padre Pio | Evening wRap

Oct 09, 2018 - 10:33 PM

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Cayetano resigning as foreign secretary – Duterte

Oct 09, 2018 - 6:59 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte announces that Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano has plans to seek a congressional post in 2019, prompting him to look for a replacement

DFA Secretary Allan Peter Cayetano during Congress budget briefing on the 2019 proposed budget on Thursday, August 30, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Cayetano slams BBC for 'unfair depiction of democracy in PH'

Oct 03, 2018 - 5:21 PM

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says a recent BBC documentary on the Philippines 'amounts to nothing more than anti-Duterte propaganda'

TOP DIPLOMAT. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano explains in a Senate hearing the Philippines' dispute with China over the West Philippine Sea. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Cayetano defends Duterte, Elon Musk, Indonesia quake | Midday wRap

Oct 01, 2018 - 1:32 PM

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DFA vows justice for Filipina killed in Sweden

Sep 30, 2018 - 8:50 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs says it is assisting the family of Mailyn Conde Sinambong, whose husband is a suspect in her murder

PH 'salvaging' self through drug war, Cayetano tells U.N.

Sep 30, 2018 - 9:58 AM

At the United Nations, Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says that if given a choice, the Philippines will protect law-abiding citizens instead of criminals

DEFENDING THE DRUG WAR. Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano speaks at the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly on September 29, 2018. Photo courtesy of UN News

PH sends condolences to Indonesia after earthquake, tsunami

Sep 29, 2018 - 10:10 PM

The Philippine Ambassador to Indonesia says the only Filipino in the quake-struck area is safe

AFTERMATH. Residents make their way along a street full of debris after an earthquake and tsunami hit Palu, on Sulawesi island on September 29, 2018. Photo by Muhammad Rifki/AFP

PH to help OFWs hit by proposed green card restrictions

Sep 24, 2018 - 5:37 PM

'We'd like to work with the US. We have a special relationship,' says Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano

TOP OFFICIALS. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano (center) and his undersecretaries, Jose Luis Montales (left) and Sarah Lou Arriola (right), attend a congressional budget briefing on August 30, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Cayetano vows 'all efforts' for kidnapped OFWs in Nigeria

Sep 24, 2018 - 4:47 PM

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano is set to report to President Rodrigo Duterte the alleged kidnapping of 7 overseas Filipino workers in Nigeria

ALL EFFORTS. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says the Philippines is 'doing all the efforts' for Filipinos reportedly kidnapped in Nigeria. Photo by Angie de Silva

U.S. diplomat's visit to Trillanes, Sotto is 'regular' – Cayetano

Sep 20, 2018 - 11:38 PM

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, a former senator, says it is 'usual' for diplomats to visit lawmakers

TOP DIPLOMAT. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano speaks at a congressional budget briefing on August 30, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Cayetano says he protested China radio warnings

Aug 30, 2018 - 7:13 PM

In China, Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano makes a 'nonconfrontational' protest in a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi

'NONCONFRONTATIONAL' PROTEST. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano speaks with his Chinese counterpart, Foreign Minister Wang Yi, in a meeting in China on August 22, 2018. Photo courtesy of Chinese foreign ministry

Cayetano defends SEA Games logo as 'work in progress'

Aug 29, 2018 - 10:47 PM

'In one sense it worked by gaining interest,' says Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, organizing committee chair of the 30th SEA Games

SEA GAMES. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, organizing committee chair of the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, says the logo for the event is a 'work in progress.' Cayetano photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

'Total fakery,' Hontiveros says of '50-100' protests vs China

Aug 29, 2018 - 2:17 PM

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano gave 'vague, evasive, and fallacious' answers about these '50-100' diplomatic protests, says Senator Risa Hontiveros

GRILLING. Senator Risa Hontiveros (right) grills Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano (left) about the West Philippine Sea, during a budget hearing at the Senate on August 28, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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Aug 29, 2018 - 12:44 PM

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'50-100' protests vs China? Cayetano now says 'we haven't counted'

Aug 28, 2018 - 9:30 PM

'In a purpose-driven foreign policy, how many doesn't really matter,' says Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano as he is grilled by Senator Risa Hontiveros

DIPLOMATIC PROTESTS. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano is grilled about the Philippines' diplomatic protests against China, as he faces senators in a budget hearing on August 28, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DFA to open 14 embassies, consulates in 5 years

Aug 28, 2018 - 4:31 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs plans to open embassies in Sweden, Ireland, and Colombia, and consulates general in Barcelona, Nagoya, and Melbourne

FACING SENATORS. The Department of Foreign Affairs, led by Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, faces senators during their budget hearing at the Senate on August 28, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva

DFA eyes scrapping oath-taking fee for dual citizens

Aug 28, 2018 - 3:10 PM

'This is one of the disincentives for our compatriots to become Filipino citizens,' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon

BUDGET HEARING. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano speaks at the budget hearing of the Department of Foreign Affairs at the Senate on August 28, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva

PH mourns death of Kofi Annan, 'champion of humanity'

Aug 19, 2018 - 11:13 AM

(UPDATED) The late UN secretary-general Kofi Annan has 'made our world a better place to live in,' says Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano

'CHAMPION FOR HUMANITY.' Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan speaks at the 52nd Munich Security Conference on February 14, 2016. File photo by Thomas Kienzle/AFP

Roque on Marcos as Duterte successor: What would Alan say?

Aug 16, 2018 - 2:18 PM

Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque insists Foreign Secretary Alan Cayetano is President Duterte's 'number one preference' as successor, even if he has not mentioned it in public

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano upon his arrival at the Department Foreign Affairs (DFA) Building in Pasay City for the 120TH Anniversary celebration of DFA on June 18, 2018. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Federalism, West Philippine Sea, Donald Trump | Midday wRap

Aug 16, 2018 - 12:19 PM

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Cayetano denies saying PH should put aside 'claim' vs China

Aug 15, 2018 - 9:06 PM

But video taken by Rappler, and the official transcript by the Department of Foreign Affairs, contradict Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano's statement

TOP DIPLOMATS. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (L) shakes hands with Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano (R) after signing the guestbook in Manila on July 25, 2017. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Robredo spokesman taunts Duterte: You forgot Cayetano again!

Aug 15, 2018 - 8:28 PM

The opposition reacts to Duterte's choice 'successors'

FORGETTING SOMEONE? Vice President Leni Robredo's spokesperson Barry Gutierrez responds to President Rodrigo Duterte's latest tirades against her.

Cayetano defends why PH hailed controversial Cambodia polls

Aug 07, 2018 - 7:51 PM

'The Western countries sometimes have their standard of what elections should be,' says Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano

CAMBODIA POLLS. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano explains why the Philippines congratulated Cambodia on its recent elections. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PH to 'put aside' rights in joint development with China

Aug 07, 2018 - 7:25 PM

While open to a '60-40' scheme with the Philippines, China is not backing down from its claim that it has 'indisputable' rights over the West Philippine Sea

TOP DIPLOMATS. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (right) meets with Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano (left) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing on June 29, 2017. Photo by Fred Dufour/Pool/AFP

Duterte sends secretaries, not frigates, to help OFWs abducted in Libya

Aug 07, 2018 - 12:53 PM

An all-Cabinet member team is tasked to work with the Libyan government to secure the kidnapped Filipinos

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 28th Cabinet Meeting at Malacañan Palace on August 6, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

PH hails globally condemned Cambodia elections

Aug 05, 2018 - 8:05 PM

The Philippines says the Cambodian elections were 'successful' – a far cry from the chorus of condemnation from the United States, Australia, and the European Union

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen shakes hands during their meeting at the Peace Palace in Cambodia on December 14, 2016. ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo

Cayetano 'a political snake' amid China row – Trillanes

Aug 05, 2018 - 10:36 AM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano is 'pretending to be blind and deaf' over his role as China backchannel negotiator

'POLITICAL SNAKE.' Senator Antonio Trillanes IV turns the tables on Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano over the Philippines' strategy during the 2012 Panatag Shoal standoff. File photos by Rappler

Aquino to Cayetano: Would you give PH's playbook to China?

Aug 03, 2018 - 10:12 PM

Answering DFA Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano's questions to 'prove' the Aquino administration's transparency in its dealing with China would only 'make the Philippines predictable,' says former President Benigno Aquino III

Cayetano invites Iran to join 'Build, Build, Build'

Aug 02, 2018 - 7:45 PM

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano meets with his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, on the sidelines of an ASEAN meeting in Singapore

BILATERAL MEETING. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano meets with his Iranian counterpart, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, on August 2, 2018, on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Singapore. Photo courtesy of DFA

Aquino hits Cayetano: 'I hope your politics is as transparent as our hair'

Aug 01, 2018 - 7:25 PM

On the maritime dispute with China, former president Benigno Aquino III says transparency was the hallmark of his administration

TRANSPARENCY. Former president Benigno Aquino III hits his former ally, Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano. Photos by Angie de Silva and Darren Langit/Rappler

HOAX: Alan Peter Cayetano 'resigns' as DFA Secretary

Jul 13, 2018 - 4:36 PM

The Foreign Affairs secretary is still part of Duterte's Cabinet

Diplomacy in metaphors: PH, China in Duterte Year 2

Jun 26, 2018 - 7:15 PM

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano views the Philippines and China as husband and wife – and what a relationship this is, as President Rodrigo Duterte marks his second year in office

Illustrations by Alejandro Edoria

Iceland, 37 countries to Philippines: Let U.N. probe killings

Jun 24, 2018 - 9:40 AM

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano hits back, saying the signatories prefer misinformation from parties 'that have politicized and weaponized human rights'

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein (2R) flanked by President of the Human Rights Council Vojislav Suc (R) speaks during the opening of the 38th session of the UN Human Rights Council on June 18, 2018 in Geneva. / AFP PHOTO / ALAIN GROSCLAUDE

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 22, 2018

Jun 22, 2018 - 11:32 AM

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MELANIA TRUMP. US First Lady Melania Trump departs Andrews Air Rorce Base in Maryland June 21, 2018 wearing a jacket emblazoned with the words "I really don't care, do you?" following her surprise visit with child migrants on the US-Mexico border. Photo by Mandel Ngan/ AFP

PH, U.S. reaffirm, reinforce alliance in top diplomats' first meeting

Jun 22, 2018 - 10:39 AM

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, who met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington, delivers a personal letter from President Rodrigo Duterte congratulating US President Donald Trump for the successful summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

PH-US ALLIANCE. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano (left) with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the US Department of State on June 21, 2018.  Photo from the Philippine Embassy in Washington

The many times Duterte and his Cabinet contradicted each other

Jun 20, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Rice supply, salary increases for teachers and soldiers, briefings on Chinese harassment in Ayungin Shoal, ban on Rappler – these are just some of the issues over which the President didn't seem to consult his alter egos before speaking

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte makes a short pause during the 26th Cabinet Meeting to accommodate his daughter Veronica who dropped by at the Malacañan Palace to visit her father on June 11, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO