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Citizenship, identity and global Filipinos

Jun 13, 2017 - 9:00 AM

In a world where Filipinos are everywhere where our diaspora has no boundaries it is time to take a liberal approach to Filipino citizenship

Duterte, Cayetano, impeachment complaint | Evening wRap

May 12, 2017 - 10:07 PM

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Cayetano is new foreign secretary – Duterte

May 10, 2017 - 4:00 PM

UPDATED Senator Alan Peter Cayetano President Rodrigo Duterte s running mate in the 2016 elections is appointed the Philippines top diplomat

NEW FOREIGN SECRETARY. Senator Alan Peter Cayetano is appointed Secretary of Foreign Affairs. File photo by Mark Cristino/AFP

#AnimatED: Reality check not just for Gina Lopez

May 08, 2017 - 9:00 AM

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?

Del Rosario, Yasay air opposing views on ASEAN statement

May 02, 2017 - 8:25 PM

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

EX-DFA CHIEFS. Former Philippine foreign secretaries Albert del Rosario (left) and Perfecto Yasay Jr (right) air opposing views on the recent ASEAN Chairman's Statement. File photos of Del Rosario and Yasay from AFP

'Nothing personal' in CA grilling Cabinet appointees – Sato

Mar 21, 2017 - 3:15 PM

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

'NOTHING PERSONAL.' Occidental Mindoro Representative Josephine Ramirez-Sato is a member of the powerful Commission on Appointments. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/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

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Mar 13, 2017 - 12:47 PM

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Mar 13, 2017 - 11:38 AM

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#AnimatED: The Commission on Appointments and Yasay's lies

Mar 13, 2017 - 9:00 AM

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

Enrique Manalo: Son of envoys, now father of DFA

Mar 11, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Foreign Secretary Enrique Manalo who grew up in a household of ambassadors now leads the department that his parents served

SON OF AMBASSADORS. Foreign Secretary Enrique Manalo goes through documents after his Rappler Talk interview on March 10, 2017. 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

Rappler Talk: Meet PH's new top diplomat, Enrique Manalo

Mar 10, 2017 - 6:33 PM

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

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

New Foreign Secretary Manalo: DFA will continue to serve

Mar 09, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Yesterday is history acting Foreign Secretary Enrique Manalo says a day after the Commission on Appointments rejected his predecessor Perfecto Yasay Jr

NEW TOP DIPLOMAT. Seasoned career diplomat Enrique Manalo replaces lawyer Perfecto Yasay Jr as head of the Department of Foreign Affairs. File photo from www.fsi.gov.ph

Ex-DFA chief Yasay writes farewell: 'I did not lie'

Mar 09, 2017 - 12:56 PM

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

'I DID NOT LIE.' Former Philippine foreign secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr says in a farewell message on March 9, 2017, that he 'did not lie' before the Commission on Appointments when he faced the CA (in photo) on March 8, 2017. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Enrique Manalo is acting foreign secretary

Mar 09, 2017 - 9:59 AM

UPDATED The foreign affairs undersecretary for policy will head the Department of Foreign Affairs until President Rodrigo Duterte appoints a new secretary says Malacañang

DUTERTE'S PICK. DFA Undersecretary for Policy Enrique Manalo is the Acting Foreign Secretary. File photo by Albert Alcain/Presidential Photo

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Mar 09, 2017 - 9:30 AM

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Is Yasay the first appointee to be rejected by the CA?

Mar 08, 2017 - 7:35 PM

Rejection of a presidential appointee by the Commission on Appointments is rare in Philippine history

Yasay rejection shows CA not Duterte 'rubber stamp'

Mar 08, 2017 - 6:20 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson says Perfecto Yasay Jr s closeness to President Rodrigo Duterte did not deter the commission from acting independently

NOT 'RUBBER STAMP.' Senator Panfilo Lacson says the rejection of Perfecto Yasay Jr as foreign secretary shows that the Commission on Appointments is not the 'rubber stamp' of the executive. Screen grab from Rappler video

Duterte to name acting foreign secretary on March 9

Mar 08, 2017 - 6:14 PM

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

FOREIGN RELATIONS. President Duterte meets with Chinese officials in Malacañang. Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

FACT CHECK: Did Rappler say Yasay got U.S. passport in 2006?

Mar 08, 2017 - 2:10 PM

Rappler never reported that Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr was issued a passport in 2006 as Yasay claimed

CONFIRMATION HEARING. Senator Panfilo Lacson, chair of the Commission on Appointments foreign affairs committee, chats with Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr before Yasay's confirmation hearing on March 8, 2017. Photo by Romeo Bugante/PRIB

CA rejects Yasay appointment as foreign secretary

Mar 08, 2017 - 2:03 PM

3rd UPDATE President Rodrigo Duterte can no longer reappoint Perfecto Yasay Jr as foreign secretary after the CA rejected him over citizenship issues

CONFIRMATION HEARING. Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr answers questions at his confirmation hearing at the Senate on March 8, 2017. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

U.S. citizen before? Yasay refuses to say yes or no

Mar 08, 2017 - 11:55 AM

I cannot understand why the Honorable Secretary cannot answer that simple question with a yes or no says Representative Josephine Ramirez Sato

DFA Sec. Perfecto Yasay gestures during the deliberation of his interim appointment at the Senate of the Philippines in Pasay City on Wednesday. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

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Mar 08, 2017 - 11:35 AM

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LIVE: Yasay faces CA over US citizenship, other issues

Mar 08, 2017 - 9:13 AM

Will Yasay be confirmed or not? Watch live on Rappler

In this file photo, Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr delivers a brief statement on the award of the arbitral tribunal on the disputed West Philippine Sea on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Why Yasay can't nullify U.S. citizenship on his own

Mar 08, 2017 - 7:02 AM

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

Did Yasay run for Philippine VP as an American?

Mar 07, 2017 - 8:00 PM

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

CITIZENSHIP WOES. Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr is under public scrutiny for denying he was ever a US citizen. File photo by Zach Gibson/AFP

After flip-flop on U.S. passport, Yasay says he 'never lied' before CA

Mar 07, 2017 - 6:20 PM

Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr admits having a naturalization certificate but insists he was never a US citizen

Palace defends Yasay: He has been 'open, transparent'

Mar 07, 2017 - 3:41 PM

Malacañang stands by what it calls Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr s logical and credible assertion that he was never a US citizen

STANDING BY YASAY. President Rodrigo Duterte and Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr welcome ambassadors to Malacañang during the Vin D'Honneur on January 11, 2017. File photo by Albert Alcain/Presidential Photo

CA members to reject Yasay appointment

Mar 07, 2017 - 8:37 AM

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

In this file photo, Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr delivers a brief statement on the award of the arbitral tribunal on the disputed West Philippine Sea on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Yasay lied under oath, now admits owning U.S. passport

Mar 06, 2017 - 1:53 PM

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

EARLIER DENIAL. This screen shot comes from a Rappler video on November 28, 2016, where Foreign Secretary Yasay Jr denied ever owning a US passport. Months later, he admits used to have one. Photo by Rappler

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

Refuting Yasay: No oath of allegiance for green card holders or NY Bar passers

Mar 04, 2017 - 10:00 AM

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

Criminal charges filed by Central Bank still haunt Yasay

Feb 28, 2017 - 8:51 PM

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

TIMELINE: When Foreign Secretary Yasay was a foreigner

Feb 27, 2017 - 10:32 PM

From becoming a foreigner after Ferdinand Marcos is toppled Perfecto Yasay Jr is appointed foreign secretary under President Rodrigo Duterte

ONCE AN AMERICAN. Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr becomes an American in November 1986 and renounces his US citizenship in June 2016. File photo by Zach Gibson/AFP

Yasay vows to 'destroy criminals' in UN speech

Feb 27, 2017 - 9:15 PM

We will not hesitate to destroy criminals who seek the wholesale destruction of our society says Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr

On U.S. citizenship: Did Yasay commit perjury?

Feb 27, 2017 - 8:32 PM

I am so sad that he could lie under oath before the members of the Commission on Appointments Representative Josephine Ramirez Sato tells Rappler

Yasay flip-flops on ownership of West PH Sea islands

Feb 26, 2017 - 12:10 AM

He backpedals on his earlier statement that the Philippines merely exercises legal possession and not ownership of disputed features in the West Philippine Sea

FLIP-FLOPPING. Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr contradicts his earlier statement about the ownership of disputed islands in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

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Feb 24, 2017 - 8:58 PM

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Duterte corrects 'misunderstanding' between Yasay, China

Feb 24, 2017 - 6:08 PM

After China blasts Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr for his remarks on the West Philippine Sea President Rodrigo Duterte assures China he will honor his promises to the regional giant

PRESERVING FRIENDLY TIES. President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping look on as Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr shakes hands with various Chinese officials on October 20, 2016. Photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

China blasts Yasay for 'baffling, regrettable' words

Feb 24, 2017 - 2:00 PM

China urges Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr to exercise prudence after he aired ASEAN s grave concern over Beijing s sea militarization

PH-CHINA TIES. Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr (right) and Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua (left) exchange pleasantries during Zhao's courtesy call on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on July 7, 2016. Photo from MARO-PCOO

China vowed not to build on Scarborough Shoal – Yasay

Feb 23, 2017 - 5:10 PM

The Philippines is happy and assured that China will not construct on the disputed Panatag Shoal Scarborough Shoal in the West Philippine Sea

SEA DISPUTE. Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr says China vowed not to build on the disputed Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal) in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

CA member 'very troubled' by Yasay statements on South China Sea row

Feb 22, 2017 - 12:49 PM

We never categorically stated that we own the disputed islands Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr tells the Commission on Appointments

Perfecto Yasay Jr. AFP photo

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Yasay to submit 'proof' to CA he was never a U.S. citizen

Feb 22, 2017 - 11:48 AM

UPDATED At his confirmation hearing Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr urges those who have questions about his citizenship to go to court

DFA Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr faces the Commission on Appointments on February 22, 2017. Photo by Rappler

Yasay seeks dialogue with Trump's top diplomat

Feb 21, 2017 - 7:41 PM

Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr also says ASEAN foreign ministers discussed the evolving policy of US President Donald Trump

TOP US DIPLOMAT. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson looks over papers before a meeting on Syria at the World Conference Center in Bonn, western Germany, February 17, 2017. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Yasay: '2, 3, or 4' ASEAN ministers back Hague ruling

Feb 21, 2017 - 6:37 PM

Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr declines to confirm if he was among the 2 3 or 4 ministers who urged respect for the Hague ruling

TOP DIPLOMATS. Foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) link arms the ASEAN way during the ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting on February 21, 2017. Photo release by ASEAN Media

ASEAN ministers: 'Grave concern' over sea 'militarization'

Feb 21, 2017 - 2:40 PM

3rd UPDATE Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr says ASEAN is hopeful to finish a framework code of conduct in the South China Sea by June this year

Yasay chairs major ASEAN meeting in Boracay

Feb 21, 2017 - 7:42 AM

The ASEAN Foreign Ministers Retreat is the first major ASEAN meeting of the year under the Philippine chairmanship of ASEAN 2017 DFA spokesman Charles Jose says

TOP DIPLOMAT. Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr is chairing the ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Boracay. File photo by Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo