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Cayetano conceals details of note verbale vs China

Jun 02, 2018 - 12:22 AM

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano also hits Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano for informing Filipinos about a China chopper harassing a Philippine navy rubber boat in Ayungin Shoal

TOP DIPLOMAT. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano appears at a House of Representatives hearing on May 30, 2018, about the West Philippine Sea. Photo courtesy of DFA

Experts urge Philippines to publicize protests vs China

Jun 01, 2018 - 9:42 AM

'Quietly passing notes to Beijing and refusing to acknowledge Chinese harassment publicly' doesn't help in increasing international pressure on China, says Gregory Poling, director of the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative

TOP DIPLOMAT. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano addresses reporters in an ambush interview on the sidelines of a congressional hearing on May 30, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Philippines silently files note verbale against China

May 31, 2018 - 9:00 AM

(UPDATED) China also filed a diplomatic note against the Philippines after their second bilateral consultation mechanism meeting in February, insiders tell Rappler

TOP DIPLOMAT. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano addresses reporters in an ambush interview on the sidelines of a congressional hearing on the West Philippine Sea on May 30, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PH not making 'full pivot' to China – envoy

Jan 13, 2017 - 7:51 PM

It s really seeking a place a balanced relationship between the US and China and Russia Ambassador designate to China Chito Santa Romana tells Rappler

SEEKING BALANCE. Philippine Ambassador-designate to China Chito Santa Romana says in a Facebook Live interview on January 10, 2017, that the Philippines aims to forge 'good relations with all major powers.' Screen grab from Newsbreak's Facebook page

Trump victory proves Duterte's U.S. policy right – envoy

Dec 09, 2016 - 2:55 PM

Philippine Ambassador designate to China Chito Santa Romana cites the uncertainty about US President elect Donald Trump’s foreign policy

SPEAKING WITH TRUMP. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte congratulates US President-elect Donald Trump through a phone call on December 3, 2016. Photo by Richard Madelo/PPD

Avoid mistakes of past China deals, incoming PH envoy says

Dec 06, 2016 - 5:55 PM

It s going to be quite a challenge incoming Philippine ambassador to China Chito Santa Romana tells the Commission on Appointments

INCOMING ENVOY. Incoming Philippine Ambassador to China Chito Santa Romana says Manila should avoid its mistakes in past deals with Beijing. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

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Oct 05, 2016 - 11:48 PM

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Duterte names journalist as ambassador to China

Oct 05, 2016 - 5:39 PM

UPDATED The President also nominates Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman Charles Jose as ambassador to Malaysia

ENVOY TO CHINA. Former ABC News Beijing bureau chief Chito Sta. Romana has been nominated as Philippine ambassador to China. Photo courtesy of AIM