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With a career that spans over 3 decades in the foreign service, DFA Assistant Secretary Generoso Calonge now leads the Maritime and Ocean Affairs office as a quiet guard of Philippine waters
The Department of Foreign Affairs also urges Filipinos to contact the Philippine Embassy in Beirut hotline at (+961-3) 859-430 for any assistance
The Department of Foreign Affairs says it received reports that the beauty queen 'was unable to continue her journey to Caracas due to alleged issues with her passport'
'Call a universal boycott...from here on,' Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr says after the animated DreamWorks film showcased a map depicting China's 9-dash line in the South China Sea
Saudi Arabia's new regulations on public decency involve 19 offenses which are punishable by fines
This follows the raising of Alert Level 4 by the Department of Foreign Affairs, which means 'evacuation/mandatory repatriation' of Filipinos
As Chinese vessels of all sorts come and go through Philippine waters, exactly who among security officials is keeping count, and who's telling whom what to do?
Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr makes the statement after Armed Forces of the Philippine Chief of Staff Noel Clement told senators of the Chinese ships' presence near Ayungin Shoal
'The nations here in United [Nations] should not let this platform be used to threaten others with accountability for taking a tough approach to crime,' says DFA Secretary Teddyboy Locsin, Jr
'The UNHRC report reads like it was written by the accusers...Ignore it,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr
The Philippine Embassy in Bangladesh is 'closely monitoring' the aftermath of the blaze in Malè City, Maldives
The Department of Foreign Affairs says only P647 million of the P5.61 billion it requested was approved by the Department of Budget and Management
Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr calls for a higher budget for another agency: the Department of National Defense
Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr warns 'there'll be hell to pay' if foreign embassies bypass the Department of Foreign Affairs
With the new center now open at the DFA's Consular Office in Cebu, Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr says the nationwide rollout of authentication services is complete
(UPDATED) 'There you go. Judge didn't buy the defense,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr in response to the verdict over the gruesome murder of overseas Filipino worker Joanna Demafelis
'Even if I believe that filing diplomatic protests is like throwing paper at a brick wall, I do it,' the Philippines' top diplomat Teodoro Locsin Jr tells a panel of lawmakers
May ngipin ba ang mga diplomatic protest laban sa mga aksyon ng China? Alamin sa talakayan nina foreign affairs reporter Sofia Tomacruz at researcher-writer Jodesz Gavilan.
The two Filipinos were among the 26 killed when gunmen barged into a bar at the Port of Coatzacoalcos, shot at customers, and set the place on fire, says the Philippines' Department of Foreign Affairs
(3rd UPDATE) The apology is coursed through the Guangdong Fishery Mutual Insurance Association and comes the same day President Duterte is set to leave for China where he will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping
'Drop the diplomatic crap; say it is ours period; they're trespassing,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr
'Exceptions invite bribe$,' Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr says in a tweet as he announces a 'universal ban' on marine scientific surveys
'Got it, General. DFA firing off diplomatic protest,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr after Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenza urged the government to ask China why its ships were in Philippine waters
'Filipinos staying and traveling in Thailand are urged to remain calm, but take extra precautions,' the Department of Foreign Affairs says
(UPDATED) Foreign Secretary Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr says a protest against China has been filed over the presence of Chinese vessels near Pag-asa Island
Starting August 1, postal IDs will be included in the list of valid IDs for passport applications
The Department of Foreign Affairs says the two Filipinos were reportedly playing in the sea when they were swept away by waves during a heavy storm
'It's not policy,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr after Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the verbal agreement is legally binding
(UPDATED) 'Hey boba,' Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr tells Vice President Leni Robredo after she criticized the cancellation of courtesy diplomatic passports
Former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario was himself carrying a courtesy diplomatic passport when Hong Kong barred his entry
The Philippine embassy in New Zealand 'stands ready to provide the necessary assistance to the Filipinos and their families'
The Department of Foreign Affairs says 'Apostille certificates,' which are recognized by signatories of the Apostille convention will replace authentication certificates
At the International Maritime Organization, the Philippines slams a Chinese vessel that sank a Filipino boat in the West Philippine Sea
The Department of Foreign Affairs' consular office in Davao City can now authenticate documents for Mindanaoans set to work overseas
(UPDATED) 'This is our fight and in the end ours alone,' says foreign secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr after a Chinese vessel sank a Philippine boat in the West Philippine Sea
'What is contemptible and condemnable is the abandonment of the crew to the elements' in the West Philippine Sea, says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr
This comes after the Philippines said donations of the European Union have found their way into the hands of alleged fronts of the communist New People's Army
This biggest batch of Filipino repatriates from Libya includes 5 minors and 2 Islamic scholars, says the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs
(UPDATED) Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr praises President Rodrigo Duterte 'for pushing the right button' and Canada 'for fully cooperating to get it done as he wanted'
(3rd UPDATE) The Philippines will 'maintain a diminished diplomatic presence' in Canada until its garbage is removed from the Philippines, says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte gives Canada until May 15 to start transporting the illegally-shipped garbage out of the Philippines
Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr raises Alert Level 4 in Tripoli and surrounding areas 'due to increased threats' faced by more than 1,000 Filipinos there
EXCLUSIVE: In an internal memorandum obtained by Rappler, the Department of Foreign Affairs warns the NSC, NICA, and DICT about working with Huawei
Former ASEAN secretary-general Rodolfo Severino Jr passes away on April 19, 2019, at the age of 82. Here's how I remember him.
Of the over 1,000 Filipinos in the Libyan capital, only 20 have so far requested to be repatriated
Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr says the Philippines protested the alleged mass harvesting of giant clams by Chinese vessels in Scarborough Shoal
'Such actions when not repudiated by the Chinese government are deemed to have been adopted by it,' says the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs
But asked if the supposed diplomatic protest against China will be made public, Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr says, 'No way, José'
'Thank you, Canada, we owe you big time,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr after Canada gave asylum status to Filipina Vanessa Rodel
(3rd UPDATE) A Philippine embassy official was told that 'passengers have praised the efficiency and helpfulness of the ship's Filipino crew in the evacuation,' says the Department of Foreign Affairs