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Stay vigilant, DFA tells Filipinos in Iraq amid new attacks

Sep 16, 2017 - 7:57 PM

'The Philippines condemns the latest attacks in Iraq and all other attacks against civilians by extremist elements in other parts of the world,' Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says

SUICIDE ATTACK. A general view show burnt out vehicles after gunmen and suicide car bombers killed dozens of people in two assaults claimed by ISIS near the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah on September 14, 2017. Photo by Haidar Hamdani/AFP

PH to North Korea: Stop ‘provocative’ missile tests, start peace talks

Sep 16, 2017 - 2:29 PM

Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says the Philippine embassy in Tokyo and the Consulate General in Osaka are closely monitoring Filipinos working in Japan

TOP DIPLOMATS. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano conveys the ASEAN position on North Korea's missile tests to North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-Ho in a meeting on August 7, 2017. File photo from DFA

Cayetano hits UN rights chief for 'deliberate misinformation' on PH

Sep 14, 2017 - 7:01 PM

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano wants the UN rights chief to use a Philippine report in May when the UN official was citing Kian delos Santos death in August

HUMAN RIGHTS. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano hits the UN human rights chief for using not only facts from the Philippine government. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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Sep 14, 2017 - 12:32 PM

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In May UN report, PH boasted of higher CHR budget

Sep 14, 2017 - 9:57 AM

The budget of the CHR grew by 165 from 2012 to 2017 the Philippines told the United Nations in May

FACING UN. Then-senator Alan Peter Cayetano speaks during the Universal Periodic Review of the Philippines by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on May 8, 2017 at the UN offices in Geneva. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

PH to bring home 200 Filipinos affected by Hurricane Irma

Sep 13, 2017 - 6:06 PM

Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says more than 200 Filipinos from parts of the Caribbean have sought repatriation after Hurricane Irma

AFTER IRMA. A handout picture released by the British Ministry of Defense (MOD) on September 12, 2017, shows the devastation of the island of Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands on September 11, 2017, following the passing of Hurricane Irma. Photo by AFP/Crown Copyright 2017/MOD/CPG George Eatwell

U.S. commits P102M to reduce drug demand in PH

Sep 08, 2017 - 8:31 PM

We look forward to working with the Philippine government US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim says

PH-US COOPERATION. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano and US Ambassador Sung Kim sign the 5th amendment to the Philippine-US letter of agreement on narcotics control and law enforcement on September 8, 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Cayetano on public safety: PH 'far from Singapore'

Sep 08, 2017 - 5:29 PM

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano denies that he once said the Philippines seems as safe as Singapore because of the Duterte administration

'SAFER' PHILIPPINES. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says on September 8, 2017, that the Philippines is 'a little bit safer' now, 'but still far from being Singapore or Japan.' Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

10,000 Filipinos face U.S. deportation as Trump ends amnesty

Sep 06, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Prepare for the worst Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says after US President Donald Trump ended the DACA amnesty for young immigrants

OPPOSING TRUMP. Immigrants and supporters stage a rally and march in opposition to President Donald Trump's order to end DACA on September 5, 2017 in Los Angeles, USA. Photo by David McNew/Getty Images/AFP

DFA warns 153,000 Filipinos in the path of Hurricane Irma

Sep 06, 2017 - 3:33 PM

Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano advises affected Filipinos in the US to take the necessary precautions to ensure their safety

PREPARING FOR IRMA. Costco runs out of water as people shop to prepare for Hurricane Irma on September 5, 2017 in North Miami. Photo by Michele Eve Sandberg/AFP

PH hits North Korea over 'provocative' H-bomb test

Sep 03, 2017 - 7:05 PM

UPDATED The Department of Foreign Affairs assures Filipinos in Seoul that it is ready to help with evacuation if the situation further escalates

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PH hails benefits for 50,000 Filipino helpers in Qatar

Aug 30, 2017 - 12:05 PM

A new law in Qatar limits household staff to a maximum of 10 working hours a day and entitles them to an annual 3 week leave

'PH to go somewhere in between for 2019 SEA Games sports lineup'

Aug 28, 2017 - 5:53 PM

Cayetano: We can use the rules to our advantage as host country in the 2019 SEA Games or be fair to other countries

SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN. SEA Games Organizing Committee chairman Alan Peter Cayetano says the Philippines will look to strike a balance when it comes to the sports it will include in the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

SEA Games Committee chair Cayetano: 'It’s time people managing sports act like a team'

Aug 28, 2017 - 2:38 PM

Alan Peter Cayetano hopes sports officials will rally behind common passion for Philippine sports in run up to SEA Games 2019 hosting

ACT LIKE A TEAM. SEA Games Organizing Committee chairman Alan Peter Cayetano hopes Philippine sports officials rally behind its passion for sports as the country prepares to host the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

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Aug 22, 2017 - 8:21 PM

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Cayetano conceals facts about China ships near Sandy Cay

Aug 22, 2017 - 12:55 PM

While keeping the facts secret Secretary Cayetano hits Justice Carpio for using the wrong facts about Sandy Cay near Pag asa Island in the disputed West Philippine Sea

CONCEALING FACTS. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano refuses to disclose the facts about the Chinese ships reportedly guarding Sandy Cay near Pag-asa Island in the West Philippine Sea. Screen grab from Rappler video

7-year-old Filipino boy confirmed dead in Barcelona terror attack – DFA

Aug 21, 2017 - 1:40 PM

The boy was earlier listed as among the missing after a van plowed through a pedestrian filled boulevard in the city center

IN SOLIDARITY. People stand next to flowers, candles and other items set up on the Las Ramblas boulevard in Barcelona as they pay tribute to the victims of the Barcelona attack, three days after a van plowed into the crowd, killing 14 persons and injuring over 100 on August 20, 2017. Javier Soriano/AFP

Carpio to Duterte, Cayetano: Protest China 'invasion'

Aug 19, 2017 - 4:00 PM

By any yardstick this is a seizure of Philippine territory Justice Carpio says as Chinese ships guard a sandbar near Pag asa Island

Photos show China ships fishing near Pag-asa Island

Aug 18, 2017 - 12:55 PM

CSIS images also show more Chinese ships in the West Philippine Sea even as Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano justifies the presence of Chinese vessels there

'ACTIVELY FISHING.' This photo shows one of two Chinese ships that 'appear to be actively fishing, with their nets visibly in the water,' says the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Photo courtesy of CSIS/AMTI and DigitalGlobe

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Aug 17, 2017 - 7:36 PM

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Alejano: Does PH have 'strategy of silence' in West Philippine Sea?

Aug 17, 2017 - 12:30 PM

Have we already adopted the strategy of silence inaction and subservience in West Philippine Sea so as not to offend China? asks opposition lawmaker Gary Alejano

WHAT'S THE POLICY? Opposition lawmaker Gary Alejano criticized DFA secretary Alan Peter Cayetano over recent statements made concerning the West Philippine Sea. File photo

Cayetano ribs Alejano: 'Thin line' between informing, stirring situation

Aug 16, 2017 - 9:26 PM

Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano citing military sources says Chinese vessels were spotted near Pag asa island in the West Philippine Sea

NO REASON FOR ALARM. Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano (right) stands beside Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi during a press conference in Manila in July 2017. Photo by Noel Celis/ AFP

Cayetano downplays reported China ships near Pag-asa Island

Aug 16, 2017 - 5:22 PM

There are reasons for the presence of certain vessels but the situation in the area is very stable Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says

BETTER TIES. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says the Duterte administration has improved the Philippines' ties with China. File photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

No Filipino hurt in violent Virginia protests – DFA

Aug 13, 2017 - 5:35 PM

The Philippine embassy in Washington DC calls on Filipinos in Charlottesville and neighboring areas to stay indoors and avoid large gatherings

VIOLENCE. A vehicle plowed into a crowd of people at a Virginia rally, where violence erupted between white nationalist demonstrators and counter-protesters, witnesses said, causing an unclear number of injuries. Photo by Paul J Richards/AFP

DFA defends Cayetano claim on China reclamation

Aug 11, 2017 - 3:49 PM

The DFA says the Philippines position on the South China Sea dispute is always based on the latest intelligence we have on the ground

TOP DIPLOMAT. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano speaks at the closing ceremony of the 50th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting and Related Meetings at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City. Photo courtesy of ASEAN Media Pool

Palace wants ASEAN to discuss China reclamation photos

Aug 11, 2017 - 1:09 PM

While Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano insists China is no longer engaged in land reclamation in the disputed area Malacañang thinks ASEAN should tackle photos showing such activities

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Photos prove Cayetano, Wang wrong on China reclamation

Aug 10, 2017 - 9:50 AM

CSIS releases photos that show China didn t stop its reclamation activities in 2015 as claimed by Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi

Photo courtesy of CSIS/AMTI and DigitalGlobe

Don't tell us what to do, PH tells countries on sea dispute

Aug 09, 2017 - 10:20 PM

The problem of territorial disputes between China and the Philippines is between China and the Philippines says Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano

SEA ROW. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano holds a press conference on August 8, 2017, that tackled a range of topics including the Philippines' dispute with China over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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PH admits not pushing ASEAN to hit China island building

Aug 08, 2017 - 8:20 PM

Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says he didn t want to include China s aggressive behavior in the ASEAN foreign ministers joint statement

ISLAND BUILDING. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says the Philippines did not push ASEAN to include China's island building activities in their recently issued statement. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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Aug 07, 2017 - 8:57 PM

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U.S., Australia, Japan to PH: Follow the ruling you won

Aug 07, 2017 - 5:13 PM

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop voice their strong opposition to coercive unilateral actions in the disputed South China Sea

HAGUE RULING. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano echoes President Rodrigo Duterte's stance to downplay the Hague ruling won by the Philippines against China in July 2016. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

China warns ASEAN vs 'outside parties' in South China Sea

Aug 06, 2017 - 6:45 PM

This comes after foreign ministers of ASEAN and China adopted the framework of a Code of Conduct in the disputed South China Sea

CHINA'S TOP DIPLOMAT Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi grants an interview with reporters on August 6, 2017, during the 50th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting and Related Meetings. ASEAN pool photo

ASEAN ministers endorse framework code in South China Sea

Aug 05, 2017 - 5:07 PM

3rd UPDATE The Philippines says it prefers a legally binding Code of Conduct in the South China Sea but the caveat is we have to have an effective Code of Conduct

TOP DIPLOMAT. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano (right) leads the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting held in Manila on August 5, 2017. ASEAN pool photo

Cayetano praises Del Rosario in ASEAN forum

Aug 05, 2017 - 4:11 PM

In a rare instance Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano speaks at a forum organized by the think tank of his predecessor Albert del Rosario

RARE MEETING. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano interacts with his predecessor, Albert del Rosario, in a think tank forum on ASEAN held at the Manila Polo Club on August 4, 2017. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

South China Sea, North Korea for discussion at ASEAN forum

Aug 05, 2017 - 1:36 PM

UPDATED The issues set the stage for what is expected to be a fiery few days of diplomacy in the Philippine capital

FINISHING TOUCHES. Laborers work on a giant lantern decorated with the logo for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) displayed at the entrance to the venue of the ASEAN Regional Forum (ASEAN-ARF) meeting in Manila on August 3, 2017. Ted Aljibe/AFP

Has change really come? Misleading graphs and how to spot them

Aug 05, 2017 - 10:00 AM

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Philippines to consult ASEAN on joint China sea oil search

Jul 26, 2017 - 6:41 PM

It will not be a unilateral action from the Philippines because the premise of the president is peace and stability and unilateral action by anybody leads to destabilization Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano tells reporters

JOINT SEA OIL SEARCH? China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi (L) and Philippine Foreign Affairs secretary Alan Peter Cayetano (R) attend a joint press conference in Manila on July 25, 2017. Photo by Noel Celis/ AFP

Joint development in disputed sea must follow PH laws – Cayetano

Jul 26, 2017 - 2:40 PM

We re exploring if we can explore Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says of the proposed joint exploration of the West Philippine Sea

MEETING OF MINDS. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (L) and Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano (R) hold a joint press conference in Manila on July 25, 2017. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

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Jul 25, 2017 - 9:19 PM

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China offers self as 'good brother' of Philippines

Jul 25, 2017 - 8:10 PM

In Manila Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi urges the region to stand together against non regional forces in the South China Sea disputes

TOP DIPLOMATS. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (L) shakes hands with Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano (R) after signing the guestbook in Manila on July 25, 2017. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

China's top diplomat visits PH, urges joint development

Jul 25, 2017 - 3:42 PM

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi warns that unilateral development in disputed waters might lead to tensions

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaking at a joint press conference at the Shangri-La Hotel in Taguig City on on July 25, 2017 in Taguig. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Top China diplomat Wang Yi to visit Philippines

Jul 21, 2017 - 2:11 PM

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is making a rare official trip to the Philippines

TOP DIPLOMATS. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (right) meets with Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano (left) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing on June 29, 2017. Photo by Fred Dufour/Pool/AFP

China offers Philippines more aid against drugs, terrorism

Jun 29, 2017 - 8:38 PM

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says In the future in keeping with the Philippines needs we will continue to provide necessary assistance and help

AID. Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) secretary Alan Peter Cayetano (L) and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi hold a press conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing on June 29, 2017. Photo by Fred Dufour/AFP

Duterte foreign policy: Independent but isolated

Jun 29, 2017 - 8:00 PM

In disregarding the international ruling on South China Sea We allow ourselves to be bullied but we call it an independent foreign policy an analyst says

CHIEF DIPLOMAT. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte reviews inside the ASEM Villa for the ASEAN Summit in Vientiane, Laos, on September 6, 2016. Malacañang file photo

ASEAN countries eye fight vs terror in social media

Jun 22, 2017 - 7:55 PM

The Philippines Indonesia and Malaysia will also study a proposal to stop the flow of terrorist financing after a rare security meeting

RARE MEETING. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano (C) delivers a joint statement after his meeting with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi (L) and Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman (R) in Manila on June 22, 2017. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

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