DFA Secretaries - updates

Rappler's latest stories on DFA Secretaries


Duterte offers Teodoro Locsin Jr foreign secretary post

Oct 12, 2018 - 12:46 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The Philippines' representative to the United Nations has agreed to replace Alan Peter Cayetano as the country's top diplomat

Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano is accompanied by Philippine Ambassador to the United Nations Teodoro Locsin Jr. during their arrival at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York City, USA for their attendance to the 72nd UN General Assembly (UNGA) on September 24, 2017 Philippine time. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Cayetano still has Duterte's 'full trust and confidence' – Malacañang

May 03, 2018 - 12:46 PM

'As far as the Palace is concerned, there is no reason for him to resign,' says Malacañang in response to calls for Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano to resign over the deterioration of the diplomatic row with Kuwait

Foreign secretary Alan Peter Cayetano responds to media during a press conference on the arrival of Philippine ambassador to Kuwait Renato Villa at the Naia on May 2, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Pagsasanla ng kasarinlan ang bagong diplomasya

Feb 19, 2018 - 8:50 AM

Tuluyan na bang tatalikuran ang soberanya at kasarinlan dahil sa pragmatismo? Hindi ba ito pagtataksil sa bayan?

Iglesia ni Cristo system can help Filipinos abroad – Cayetano

Feb 16, 2018 - 4:29 PM

The Iglesia ni Cristo has 'churches in several countries around the world' and a system of coordinating with government to attend to complaints of overseas Filipinos, says the DFA chief

SPECIAL ENVOY. Iglesia ni Cristo Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo is the first INC leader to be appointed to a government position. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Cayetano takes oath as Philippines' top diplomat

May 18, 2017 - 8:33 PM

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano is set to begin his first full day in office by visiting the DFA passport processing area in Parañaque City

NEW DFA CHIEF. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano (4th from left) makes the trademark Duterte gesture, along with President Rodrigo Duterte (3rd) and members of his family, after he took his oath as Philippine foreign secretary. Malacañang photo

Lawmakers confirm Cayetano as foreign secretary

May 17, 2017 - 11:11 AM

UPDATED Senator Alan Peter Cayetano breezes through a 3 minute confirmation hearing where lawmakers asked not a single question

NEW JOB. Senator Alan Peter Cayetano embraces his wife, Taguig City Mayor Lani Cayetano, as lawmakers confirmed his nomination as DFA chief. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Del Rosario pushes for Manalo as permanent DFA chief

Mar 14, 2017 - 6:42 PM

UPDATED Enrique Manalo has the training experience and appropriate perspective to be a very good SFA ex DFA chief Jose Rene Almendras adds

BACKING MANALO. Former Philippine foreign secretary Albert del Rosario supports the permanent appointment of veteran diplomat Enrique Manalo as DFA chief. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

New Foreign Secretary Manalo vows 'very professional' DFA

Mar 10, 2017 - 9:26 PM

I want to assure everyone that we have hit the ground running Foreign Secretary Enrique Manalo says on Rappler Talk

SEASONED DIPLOMAT. Philippine Foreign Secretary Enrique Manalo goes through documents in his office after a Rappler Talk interview on March 10, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Lawmakers told Duterte: Yasay 'cannot be saved anymore'

Mar 09, 2017 - 8:54 PM

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

OLD FRIENDS. President Rodrigo Duterte and former Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr prepare to depart for Singapore. Photo by Robinson Niñal/PPD

Why Yasay believes Duterte shouldn't sack him this year

Mar 04, 2017 - 8:08 PM

Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr claims he does not know that President Rodrigo Duterte wants to replace him despite Duterte s pronouncements

DFA CHIEF. Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr says President Rodrigo Duterte should not replace him this year if he is not incompetent. Screen grab from Rappler video

U.S. lists Yasay among former American citizens

Feb 10, 2017 - 11:30 AM

The name Perfecto Rivas Yasay Jr appears in the US government s Quarterly Publication of Individuals Who Have Chosen to Expatriate

U.S. citizenship issue hounds Yasay ahead of CA confirmation

Jan 10, 2017 - 1:55 PM

Nagging issues against Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr include the pending criminal charges filed against him by BSP and his flip flopping statements

TOP DIPLOMAT. Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr speaks during a forum at the Center for Strategic and International Studies headquarters on September 15, 2016 in Washington, DC. Photo by Zach Gibson/AFP

Duterte defends Yasay: He has my full support

Jul 19, 2016 - 4:42 PM

I would like the Philippines to know that I personally pleaded with Secretary Yasay to join my government because he is competent and honest and he knows his business says President Duterte

DUTERTE'S MAN. Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr attends a Cabinet meeting presided by President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Toto Lozano/PPD