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Cayetano denies Kuwait OFW video was for politicking

May 03, 2018 - 2:10 AM

'Bakit, nandoon ba ako sa video? Kung gagamitin ko sa pulitika eh di ako na ang pumunta do'n, ako na ang nag-rescue,' says Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano

OFW RESCUE. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano denies in an interview on May 2, 2018, that he meant to use an OFW rescue video for politicking. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Filipino diplomats face kidnapping charges in Kuwait

May 03, 2018 - 12:40 AM

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano stresses that the diplomats violated no international convention and committed no crime

Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Expelled Philippine ambassador to Kuwait arrives in Manila

May 02, 2018 - 10:48 PM

(UPDATED) Ambassador Renato Villa is received by Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano a week after he was expelled from Kuwait

PH 'convinced' OFW rescue in Kuwait a 'rightful exercise of duty' – Cayetano

Apr 28, 2018 - 5:29 PM

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says the allegedly illegal rescues of abused overseas Filipino workers in Kuwait are 'consistent' with the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations

'RIGHTFUL EXERCISE OF DUTY.' DFA Secretary Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano stands by the allegedly illegal rescues of abused OFWs in Kuwait last week. File photo by Malacañang

Duterte to make big announcement on Kuwait crisis

Apr 27, 2018 - 9:16 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says this is 'a position that he personally crafted,' and that 'shows really his experience in governance'

CHIEF EXECUTIVE. President Rodrigo Duterte is set to announce his 'personally crafted' position on the diplomatic crisis between Kuwait and the Philippines. Malacañang photo

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INTER-KOREAN SUMMIT. This screengrab from the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) taken on April 27, 2018 shows North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un (L) and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in walking together past the Military Demarcation Line that divides their countries at Panmunjeom. AFP PHOTO / KOREAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM (KBS)

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Apr 26, 2018 - 9:59 PM

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'Tokhang' style: How Philippines rescued OFWs in Kuwait

Apr 26, 2018 - 9:05 PM

Tokhang – literally to 'knock and request' – is how the Philippine embassy rescued abused overseas Filipino workers in the Middle Eastern country

RESCUE OPERATIONS. A viral video, released by the DFA, shows how the Philippine embassy rescued abused overseas Filipino workers in Kuwait. Screenshot from DFA video

Apologize to OFWs over Kuwait row, Migrante tells PH gov't

Apr 26, 2018 - 7:05 PM

Migrante says the incident puts OFWs in Kuwait in 'deeper trouble in the name of media mileage and false posturing'

UNDER FIRE. Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Villa speaks during a press conference at the Philippine embassy in Kuwait City on April 21, 2018. Photo by AFP

Kuwait issues arrest warrants vs 3 Filipino diplomats

Apr 26, 2018 - 5:50 PM

The Philippines confirms that aside from 3 diplomatic personnel facing arrest, 4 of the embassy's Filipino hires remain detained in Kuwait

DIPLOMATIC ROW. Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Villa speaks during a press conference at the Philippine embassy in Kuwait City on April 21, 2018. Photo by AFP

Philippines protests expulsion of Ambassador Villa from Kuwait

Apr 26, 2018 - 3:49 PM

The Philippines, in a diplomatic note, conveys its 'strong surprise and great displeasure' after Kuwait declared Ambassador Renato Villa as 'persona non grata'

KUWAIT ENVOY. Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Villa briefs other government officials on the repatriation efforts for overseas Filipino workers in Kuwait. File photo courtesy of DFA

Philippines 'disturbed' by Kuwait's expulsion of PH ambassador

Apr 26, 2018 - 1:10 PM

'We hope that this development will not lead to further worsening of bilateral ties between the two countries,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

EXPELLED BY KUWAIT. Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Villa speaks during a press conference at the Philippine embassy in Kuwait City on April 21, 2018. File photo by AFP

Kuwait orders Philippine ambassador to leave

Apr 25, 2018 - 9:43 PM

(4th UPDATE) Kuwait declares Philippine Ambassador Renato Villa 'persona non grata,' while the Philippines says Kuwait's action 'is deeply disturbing'

ORDERED TO LEAVE. Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Villa is ordered to leave Kuwait, which declared him 'persona non grata.' File photo by AFP

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Apr 24, 2018 - 12:10 PM

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Apr 23, 2018 - 8:12 PM

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Philippines defends ambassador summoned by Kuwait

Apr 23, 2018 - 2:20 PM

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano cites the case of slain OFW Joanna Demafelis: 'Hihintayin pa ba natin na may mangyari pang ganoon bago tayo kumilos?'

UNDER FIRE. Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Villa speaks during a press conference at the Philippines embassy in Kuwait City on April 21, 2018. Photo by AFP

Kuwait arrests 2 Filipinos for urging OFW maids to escape

Apr 23, 2018 - 10:05 AM

This comes after Kuwait's foreign ministry summoned the Philippine ambassador over a video showing the rescue of Filipino domestic workers from Kuwaiti homes

DIPLOMATIC ROW. Philippine Ambassador in Kuwait Renato Villa speaks during a press conference at the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait City on April 21, 2018. A diplomatic row is brewing between the Philippines and Kuwait over the rescue of Filipino maids. Photo by AFP

Kuwait summons PH envoy over alleged OFW rescue

Apr 22, 2018 - 7:20 PM

Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Villa says the Philippine embassy will submit an official reply to two protest notes handed by Kuwait

OFWS. Filipino workers returning home from Kuwait arrive at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on February 18, 2018. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP