Secretary Cayetano - updates

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Cayetano says ICC withdrawal 'a principled stand'

Mar 14, 2018 - 10:05 PM

'The political NGOs and the politicians have taken over human rights,' says Foreign Secretary Cayetano after President Duterte said the Philippines is withdrawing from the International Criminal Court

TOP OFFICIALS. President Rodrigo Duterte (center) and Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano (right) attend the plenary session of the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit at the Taj Diplomatic Enclave Hotel in New Delhi, India on January 25, 2018. Malacañang file photo

7 times Cayetano contradicted even himself in 2017

Dec 20, 2017 - 8:15 PM

In 2017, the Duterte administration's foreign policy remains what it is: consistently inconsistent

CONTRADICTING HIMSELF. The Philippines' top diplomat, Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, contradicted even himself in a number of statements in 2017. Graphic by Alejandro Edoria/Rappler

10-year passport validity begins January 2018

Oct 25, 2017 - 6:18 PM

The new Philippine passports will cost P950 ($18), the price of the current passports that have a 5-year validity

PASSPORT CENTER. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano inspects the DFA's passport processing area in ASEANA, Parañaque City, on May 19, 2017, his first full day as DFA chief. File photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Cayetano backtracks, says Philippines open to EU aid

Oct 25, 2017 - 4:11 PM

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano contradicts his earlier statement that the Philippines is rejecting all kinds of grants from the EU

EU AID. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says the Philippines will reject only forms of aid with 'conditionalities that will affect our sovereignty.' File photo by Angie de Silva/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

Philippine unemployment drops to 7%

Mar 04, 2012 - 10:05 AM

The Philippines unemployment rate eased to 7 in 2011 from 7 3 in 2010 heralding positive news for the economy in 2012