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Foreign Affairs Secretary explains Duterte s I love Xi Jinping remark

Foreign Affairs Secretary explains Duterte s I love Xi Jinping remark.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: pep pepApr 15th, 2018

Teddy Boy Locsin accepts DFA post offer

  Teddy Boy" Locsin Jr., the country's permanent representative to the United Nations, has accepted the offer of President Rodrigo Duterte to become the next Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). Locsin will replace outgoing DFA Sec. Alan Peter Cayetano, who will run for a seat in the House of Representatives in the 2019 elections. Duterte himself disclosed that he had already offered the post to Locsin. Asked about it on Twitter, Locsin confirmed having said yes to the offer. "I was asked I said yes; but love UN, the many friends & intellectual companions I made. But I didn't say no when asked as I didn't when he told me I was UN ambassador," ...Keep on reading: Teddy Boy Locsin accepts DFA post offer.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Duterte lands in China for Boao Forum

HAINAN, China --- President Rodrigo Duterte arrived on Monday in Hainan, China where he is set to address fellow world leaders and business officials at the Boao Forum for Asia and meet with President Xi Jinping, who he said he "simply loves." The Chief Executive touched down at the Qionghai Boao Airport at5:55 pm. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and her young son Stingray accompanied him on the plane. Among the officials joining him in Hainan are Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Cayetano, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia, Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, Science and Tec...Keep on reading: Duterte lands in China for Boao Forum.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 9th, 2018

Mayor Sara accompanies Duterte for first time on foreign trip

HAINAN, China --- For the first time, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio accompanied her father, President Rodrigo Duterte, on a foreign trip. The President touched down at the Qionghai Boao Airport at 5:55 p.m. for two-day visit to China. Joining him on the plane were Mayor Duterte and her son Stingray. The President is set to address fellow world leaders and business officials at the Boao Forum for Asia and meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping, who he said he " simply loves." Among the officials joining him for this visit are Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Cayetano, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia, Presidential Com...Keep on reading: Mayor Sara accompanies Duterte for first time on foreign trip.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 9th, 2018

Duterte s cross the Rubicon remark does not equate to cutting US ties, says Yasay

MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay said Tuesday that President Rodrigo Duterte's "cross the Rubicon" statement does not mean that.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 27th, 2016

Duterte confers Order of Sikatuna to ex-DFA Secretary Cayetano

        President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday conferred the Order of Sikatuna with the rank of Datu to former Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano.   In a statement by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Cayetano was recognized "for his outstanding and dedicated service as Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs."   The President commended Cayetano for actively pursuing the country's independent foreign policy, which gave the country "significant gains in protecting our national territory and enjoying our sovereign rights."   Duterte also credited Cayetano for protecting and promoting the rights of Overseas...Keep on reading: Duterte confers Order of Sikatuna to ex-DFA Secretary Cayetano.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 4th, 2018

Teodoro Locsin Jr. breezes thru Commission on Appointments

The Commission on Appointments (CA) confirmed yesterday the appointment of Teodoro Locsin Jr. as secretary of foreign affairs in swift proceedings wherein he articulated the Duterte administration’s position on certain international issues......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

Teddyboy Locsin confirmed as Philippine foreign secretary

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) –  Lawmakers on Wednesday, November 28, confirmed the appointment of Teodoro "Teddyboy" Locsin Jr as secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), after the Cabinet official defended the Duterte administration's foreign policy before the Commission on Appointments (CA). The CA confirmed Locsin's appointment shortly after it ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

DU30, Locsin: Blame Obama

President Rodrigo Duterte and Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. both held former President Barack Obama responsible for the heightened friction among countries with conflicting claims over the West Philippine Sea. Mr. Duterte in a speech during the inauguration of the Cavite Gateway Terminal in Tanza, Cavite said US President Donald Trump is now “cleaning […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2018

Locsin: Forces in gov t pushed for PH-China oil deal | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddyboy Locsin says 'forces' in the Philippine government , not President Rodrigo Duterte, pushed for an oil and gas deal with China in the West Philippine Sea. US President Donald Trump thanks Saudi Arabia for lower oil prices. The outgoing head of Facebook's communications team takes responsibility for the controversial hiring ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2018

What can bring Cayetano and Arroyo together? Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit saw several government officials leave the Shangri-La Hotel in high spirits, such that, not even former foreign affairs secretary Alan Peter Cayetano and House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo could resist a friendly chat, despite their contentious relationship. Arroyo had met with Xi Wednesday morning, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 21st, 2018

Sotto defends Duterte’s ‘power naps’ in Singapore

Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III on Saturday downplayed criticisms of President Rodrigo Duterte's "power naps," saying: "Hindi dapat ito masamain." [These shouldn't be taken in a bad way.] Last Nov. 14, on the second day of the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit in Singapore, the President Duterte missed some events attended by other regional leaders reportedly because he took "power naps." READ:Duterte 'took power naps' during absence in Asean events --- Palace In an interview with AM radio station DWIZ, Sotto said Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. might have advised the President to not attend some sessions. "Siguro yung secret...Keep on reading: Sotto defends Duterte’s ‘power naps’ in Singapore.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 17th, 2018

Duterte ‘took power naps’ during absence in Asean events — Palace

An exhausted President Rodrigo Duterte needed to recharge and "took power naps" during his absence in six key events at the 33rd Association of Southeast Nations (Asean) Summit here. But despite Duterte's "constantly punishing work schedule," Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the President "is in top physical shape." "We find it amusing that some quarters are making a big fuss of the President's skipping a few meetings in today's Asean related summits," Panelo said in a statement. Duterte skipped six key events with his fellow regional leaders on the second day of the Asean Summit. Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. represented him instead and read his ...Keep on reading: Duterte ‘took power naps’ during absence in Asean events — Palace.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

Duterte arrives in Singapore for Asean Summit

SINGAPORE --- President Rodrigo Duterte arrived here Monday night for the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit and Related Summits this week. Duterte's private jet, which came from Davao City, his hometown, arrived at the Changi airport at 8:23 p.m. The President's delegation, which arrived separately, include Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr., Finance Secretary Carlos Domiguez III, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Trade Secretary Ramom Lopez, Social Welfare Secretary Rolando Joselito Bautista, National Security Advise Hermogenes Esperon Jr., presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo, Communications Secretary Martin Andanar, Philippine Perman...Keep on reading: Duterte arrives in Singapore for Asean Summit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

South China Sea feuds on agenda of Asean summit

Territorial disputes in the South China Sea were expected to be discussed during the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit and related summits in Singapore next week, which President Duterte would attend.   One of the major issues likely to be tackled is the maritime dispute involving China and some members of the regional bloc, according to Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Junever Mahilum-West.   "We are quite sure that the South China Sea, as I've mentioned before, would be one of those regional developments that would be taken up in the summit," she said.   Korean tension   "As to the details of the discussions, I...Keep on reading: South China Sea feuds on agenda of Asean summit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 10th, 2018

Locsin attunes PH foreign policy to ‘changing times’

Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. has tweaked the Duterte administration's foreign policy to a more belligerent tone due to "changing realities."   Hosting his first vin d'honneur at the Department of Foreign Affairs on Nov. 7, Locsin told the diplomatic corps that he had refined his department's previous policy of "Friends to all, enemies to none."   "We are moving on to a refinement, which addresses changing realities. It is now 'Friends to friends, enemies to enemies, and worse enemies to false friends,'" Locsin said.   He also gave his interpretation of the administration's "independent" foreign policy.   True independence   "...Keep on reading: Locsin attunes PH foreign policy to ‘changing times’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

FULL TEXT: DFA chief Locsin on Duterte foreign policy

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro "Teddyboy" Locsin Jr delivered a speech on Wednesday morning, November 7, where he explained at length the Duterte administration's foreign policy. Locsin made his remarks at the first vin d'honneur he hosted for members of the diplomatic corps. The Department of Foreign Affairs ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

President Duterte Appoints New Cabinet Members

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Wednesday, October 17, spearheaded the oath-taking of the new Presidential appointees. The Chief Executive chose Ambassador to the United Nations, Teodoro “Teddy Boy” Locsin Jr. as the new Foreign Affairs Secretary, replacing Alan Peter Cayetano, who filed his candidacy for the 2019 mid-term elections. Locsin was formerly appointed by President […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

Duterte tells Locsin: Be truthful – Manila Video

President Duterte only has one sole reminder to new Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. and that is to be truthful at all times as he became the country’s top diplomat. President Duterte made the statement as he swore Locsin into office Wednesday, along with former Army Chief Rolando Bautista as the new Social Welfare… link: Duterte tells Locsin: Be truthful – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

Teddyboy Locsin Takes Oath as New DFA Chief

Malacañang confirmed that Teodoro Lopez Locsin Jr. has taken his oath as new Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) before President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Wednesday afternoon. “Yes he already took his oath before the President this afternoon,” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a text message to reporters. Locsin’s oath-taking came after […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

Duterte told new DFA chief Locsin to be truthful — Palace

President Rodrigo Duterte has given his marching orders to new Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro "Teddy" Locsin Jr., who took his oath of office on Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018