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Del Rosario to Duterte gov't: 'Unshelve' Hague ruling

Apr 14, 2019 - 9:03 AM

'Now is the best time' to address the Hague ruling won by Manila against Beijing over the West Philippine Sea, says foreign secretary Albert del Rosario

EX-TOP DIPLOMAT. Former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario urges the Duterte government to 'unshelve' the Hague ruling won by Manila against Beijing. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Locsin: I 'fired off salvo of diplomatic notes' vs China

Apr 02, 2019 - 3:40 PM

But asked if the supposed diplomatic protest against China will be made public, Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr says, 'No way, José'

DIPLOMATIC NOTES. Foreign Secretary Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr says he has filed diplomatic notes against China over Chinese vessels near Pag-asa Island. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Locsin thanks Canada for sheltering Filipina 'Snowden refugee'

Mar 26, 2019 - 1:00 PM

'Thank you, Canada, we owe you big time,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr after Canada gave asylum status to Filipina Vanessa Rodel

'SNOWDEN REFUGEE.' Vanessa Rodel smiles during a media scrum after she and her daughter Keana arrived in Toronto, Canada, on a flight from Hong Kong, on March 25, 2019. Photo by Cole Burston/AFP

Locsin hits West, praises China in 1st Beijing trip

Mar 20, 2019 - 5:37 PM

'I speak for my country which wants to see much to hope for, and nothing to fear from the rise of a new power,' says Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr

Lorenzana-Locsin clash over Mutual Defense Treaty heats up

Mar 05, 2019 - 12:55 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana fears 'being involved in a war that we do not seek and do not want' when the Philippines-US Mutual Defense Treaty kicks in

MUTUAL DEFENSE TREATY. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is pushing for a review of the 1951 Mutual Defense Treaty between the Philippines and the United States. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Pompeo raises importance of free press, rights of 'all Filipinos' with Locsin

Mar 01, 2019 - 1:20 PM

'We never forget the importance of human rights, rule of law, transparency, justice wherever it is that we go,' says the visiting US official but refrains from publicly citing specific attacks on free speech and human rights in his host country

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo listens to Philippines' Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin (L) speak at a news conference at the Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs Home Office in Manila on March 1, 2019. (Photo by Andrew Harnik / POOL / AFP)

Locsin: No need to review PH-U.S. Mutual Defense Treaty

Mar 01, 2019 - 12:09 PM

'In vagueness lies the best deterrence,' says Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr of the 68-year-old Mutual Defense Treaty

ANOTHER LOOK? Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr (left) weighs in on efforts to review the US-Philippines Mutual Defense Treaty. Photo by Andrew Harnik/AFP/Pool

Germany summons PH envoy over Locsin's Hitler remarks

Feb 22, 2019 - 3:15 PM

(UPDATED) 'I myself said the same thing before he even said it,' Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr says in an interview in Germany, while defending President Rodrigo's controversial remarks on Adolf Hitler

BERLIN. Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr leads the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new chancery in Berlin, with ad interim Philippine Charges d'affaires Lilibeth Pono (Center Left). Photo from Philippine Embassy in Germany

OFW's execution in Saudi shows PH can't adopt death penalty – Locsin

Jan 31, 2019 - 12:47 PM

Reimposing the death penalty will make the Philippines 'lose the argument of respecting our culture,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr

TOP DIPLOMAT. Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr attends a congressional briefing on the e-passport system on January 30, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DFA won't investigate passport deal, says Locsin

Jan 30, 2019 - 7:40 PM

'We're waiting for other bodies to do it,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr

HOUSE PROBE. Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr speaks during a congressional briefing by the Department of Foreign Affairs on the passport processing on January 30, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DFA to privacy commission: We're in control of passport data

Jan 21, 2019 - 2:00 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs tells the National Privacy Commission that 'all passport data is safe'

TOP DIPLOMAT. Foreign Secretary Teodoro 'Teddybooy' Locsin Jr faces the Commission on Appointments, November 28, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Recent Twitter mishaps by officials: Be careful

Jan 21, 2019 - 8:40 AM

What happens when public officials mistweet or overtweet?

Trillanes advises Locsin: Spend less time on Twitter

Jan 17, 2019 - 1:05 PM

'It can consume him,' Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says of Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr's active presence on Twitter, where he first spoke about the passport data issue

UNSOLICITED ADVICE. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV urges Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr that he should spend less time on social media. File photo from Senate PRIB

Locsin scraps birth certificates for passport renewals

Jan 15, 2019 - 3:15 PM

Foreign Secretary Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr says showing an old passport 'is more than sufficient' to have this travel document renewed

TOP DIPLOMAT. Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr faces the Commission on Appointments on November 28, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Locsin now says no runaway of passport data

Jan 15, 2019 - 11:11 AM

This comes a week after Foreign Secretary Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr said a former government contractor 'took all' passport data

TOP DIPLOMAT. Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr faces the Commission on Appointments on November 28, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Yasay refutes Locsin, says passport data not stolen

Jan 14, 2019 - 3:32 PM

It 'is completely false and malicious' to say that former contractor Oberthur 'ran away with the data,' asserts former foreign secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr

PASSPORT ISSUES. Former foreign secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr appears at a congressional hearing at the House of Representatives on March 6, 2018, about delays in passport processing. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Robredo, senators: Probe DFA passport data mess

Jan 13, 2019 - 4:50 PM

'The Department of Foreign Affairs owes the entire country an explanation,' says Senator Risa Hontiveros

DATA PRIVACY. National Privacy Commission will summon the Department of Foreign Affairs, other concerned government agencies, and the alleged contractor for a possible data privacy issue on the data of Philippine passport holders. Rappler file photo

Locsin blames 'Yellows' for passport data loss

Jan 13, 2019 - 10:43 AM

(UPDATED) 'l will autopsy the Yellows who did the passport deal alive,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr

WHO'S TO BLAME? DFA Secretary Teddyboy Locsin gestures during a press briefing on the sidelines of the 33rd ASEAN Summit and Related Summits in Singapore on November 15, 2018. File photo by Malacañang

Ex-DFA contractor 'took off' with passport data, says Locsin

Jan 12, 2019 - 1:09 PM

(UPDATED) Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr says his agency is 'rebuilding files from scratch' because of the incident and assures the public that 'it won't happen again'

PH'S TOP DIPLOMAT. In this file photo, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr engages in a discussion with the Filipino community during a meeting at the Philippine Embassy in Brussels, Belgium on October 19, 2018. Presidential photo

[OPINION] DFA foils oil exploration with China – for now

Dec 27, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr emaciates Beijing's MOU to start joint development by making it an 'agreement to negotiate'

Amid calls for sobriety, Locsin says beat the Ateneo bully

Dec 21, 2018 - 2:28 PM

The bully 'should be beaten senseless,' says the Philippines' top diplomat Teodoro Locsin Jr, even as senators call for a prudent response

BULLYING. Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr says the abuser in the Ateneo bullying incidents 'should be beaten senseless.' Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Locsin, U.S. counterpart Pompeo meet in DC

Dec 21, 2018 - 10:41 AM

Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr and US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo tackle terrorism, the Korean Peninsula, and the South China Sea

TOP DIPLOMATS. US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo meets with Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Tocsin Jr at the US Department of State, December 20, 2018. Photo by US State Department

Teddyboy Locsin confirmed as Philippine foreign secretary

Nov 28, 2018 - 10:19 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Foreign Secretary Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr defends the Duterte administration's foreign policy before the Commission on Appointments

TOP DIPLOMAT. Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr faces the powerful Commission on Appointments on November 28, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva

LIVE: Confirmation hearing of DFA chief Teddyboy Locsin

Nov 28, 2018 - 9:24 AM

Foreign Secretary Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr is set to appear before the powerful Commission on Appointments, which screens the President's appointees

HOAX: Teddyboy Locsin ‘forced to falsify’ report on Jabidah Massacre upon Ninoy’s order

Nov 16, 2018 - 12:41 PM

The massacre is well-documented. Locsin himself tweeted in 2016 that it was authorized by an officer in the defunct Philippine Constabulary.

Locsin says media should verify China weather stations

Nov 15, 2018 - 3:20 PM

Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr thumbs down the filing of diplomatic protests, because if no one responds, 'it is banging your head against the wall'

TOP DIPLOMAT. Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr answers questions from the press after his meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Davao City, Philippines on October 29, 2018. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

After return of Balangiga Bells, will Duterte visit U.S.?

Nov 15, 2018 - 10:53 AM

President Duterte will not visit the US 'until the Bells of Balangiga are returned,' Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr recalls telling US Ambassador Nikki Haley

BALANGIGA BELLS. The United States says it is returning the historic Balangiga Bells to the Philippines. Photo by Gunther Sales/Philippine embassy in Washington DC

FULL TEXT: DFA chief Locsin on Duterte foreign policy

Nov 07, 2018 - 6:05 PM

'Friends to friends, enemies to enemies, and worse enemies to false friends,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr

SOLEMN OATH. Foreign Secretary Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr takes his oath before President Rodrigo Duterte on October 17, 2018. Malacañang photo

Locsin tweaks policy: 'Friends to friends, enemies to enemies'

Nov 07, 2018 - 5:28 PM

It was 'friends to all, enemies to none' under Alan Peter Cayetano. Now Foreign Secretary Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin is making a 'refinement.'

CHEERS. Foreign Secretary Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr and papal nuncio Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia, dean of the diplomatic corps, exchange toasts at the vin d’honneur held at the Department of Foreign Affairs on November 7, 2018. Photo by Clark Galang/DFA

FAST FACTS: Who is DFA chief Teddyboy Locsin?

Nov 06, 2018 - 7:45 PM

The Philippines' new foreign secretary, Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr, is a lawyer, media personality, and diplomat rolled into one

TOP DIPLOMAT. The Philippines' new foreign secretary, Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr, attends the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting Summit and EU-ASEAN Leaders' Meeting in Brussels, Belgium on October 18, 2018. Malacañang photo

U.S. ambassador pays courtesy call on DFA chief Locsin

Nov 01, 2018 - 11:12 AM

'I very much look forward to working closely together,' says US Ambassador Sung Kim after meeting with Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr

COURTESY CALL. US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim pays a courtesy call on Foreign Secretary Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr at the Department of Foreign Affairs on October 31, 2018. Photo courtesy of Ambassador Kim

Locsin: Independent foreign policy not simply switching masters

Oct 31, 2018 - 8:10 PM

'Independent foreign policy means getting off your knees, on your feet to stand up for our country,' says Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr

TOP DIPLOMAT. Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr answers questions from the media after his meeting with Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Davao City, Philippines on October 29, 2018. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Wang Yi arrives in Davao amid joint exploration talks

Oct 28, 2018 - 4:10 PM

(UPDATED) This is the second time Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is making an official trip to the Philippines under President Rodrigo Duterte's watch

TOP DIPLOMAT. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (2nd from right) is welcomed by Philippine Foreign Undersecretary Enrique Manalo (3rd) in Davao City on October 28, 2018. Photo courtesy of DFA

Wang Yi trip is Locsin's debut in Philippines as DFA chief

Oct 28, 2018 - 11:10 AM

Welcoming Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is the first major event of Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr in the Philippines as foreign secretary

WARMING TIES. Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr shakes hands with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the recently concluded Asia-Europe Meeting Summit in Brussels. Photo from Locsin's Twitter account

China's top diplomat congratulates new foreign secretary Teddyboy Locsin

Oct 19, 2018 - 10:16 AM

'I am willing to establish a good working relationship and a close personal friendship with you,' Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi tells new Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr

OFFICIAL VISIT. In this file photo, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks at a joint press conference with Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano at the Shangri-La Hotel in Taguig City on July 25, 2017. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Philippines wins seat at U.N. Human Rights Council

Oct 13, 2018 - 12:51 AM

'We won!' says the Department of Foreign Affairs, noting that its delegation to the United Nations is led by incoming foreign secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr

'WE WON!' The Philippine Delegation to the United Nations led by Permanent Representative Teodoro Locsin Jr with Maria Fernanda Espinosa, president of the UN General Assembly, after the Philippines won its bid for a seat in the UN Human Rights Council during elections in New York on October 12, 2018. Photo courtesy of DFA

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

PH transmits to UN notice of withdrawal from Int'l Criminal Court

Mar 16, 2018 - 11:26 AM

(UPDATED) 'The decision to withdraw is the Philippines’ principled stand against those who politicize and weaponize human rights,' reads the formal notice

Locsin to push for PH abstention from UN Rohingya reso

Nov 19, 2017 - 1:20 AM

The Philippine ambassador to the UN says the country 'should have abstained in deference to the Muslim and non-Muslim member states of ASEAN'

NO HOME. In this photograph taken on November 12, 2017, women hold children at a makeshift camp in Rakhine state in Myanmar, where hundreds of Rohingya Muslims wait in makeshift camps before finding a way to cross over into Bangladesh. Photo by Phyo Hein Kyaw/AFP

Next PH envoy to UN hits death penalty revival, extrajudicial killings

Dec 21, 2016 - 7:13 AM

Ambassador designate Teodoro Teddyboy Locsin Jr criticizes the Duterte administration on the two controversial issues

DUTERTE CHOICE. Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr is set to represent the Philippines in the United Nations. Screenshot from ANC video

‘Twitter rockstar’ Teddyboy Locsin confirmed as envoy to UN

Dec 13, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Teodoro Teddyboy Locsin Jr is even fit to become UN secretary general the vice chairman of the Commission on Appointments says

ENVOY TO UN. Former Makati representative Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr (1st from right) poses with senators and other officials after the Commission on Appointments on December 13, 2016, confirmed his nomination as envoy to the UN. Photo by Cesar Tomambo/PRIB

Can a maverick gadfly like Teddy Locsin Jr last in the United Nations?

Oct 09, 2016 - 10:51 AM

The tweets sent out by Locsin have raised misgivings for some members of the Filipino American community

NEWLY APPOINTED. Teodoro Locsin Jr is the new Philippine representative to the United Nations. Photo from Locsin Jr's Twitter account

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Oct 07, 2016 - 2:02 PM

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UN urged to reject Locsin as Philippine envoy

Oct 06, 2016 - 5:26 PM

UPDATED The Philippines former envoy to the UN Lauro Baja Jr tells Rappler it is unlikely for the UN to grant this petition against Teodoro Teddyboy Locsin Jr

DUTERTE NOMINEE. Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr is set to represent the Philippines in the United Nations. Screen grab from ANC video

Teddy Locsin Jr appointed as PH representative to UN

Sep 18, 2016 - 1:51 PM

Palace Communications Secretary Martin Andanar confirms that former Makati representative Teodoro Locsin Jr accepted the position after meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte

'Tuhog': Life is a frenzy

Jul 22, 2013 - 11:30 AM

Veronica B Velasco s film is a mixed bag yet engrossing dramedy

BOLD NARRATIVE. A frenzied 'dramedy' with a heartbreaking centerpiece. Poster from the movie's Facebook page