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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

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

HOAX: Alan Peter Cayetano resigns as DFA Secretary

Claim: Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano has resigned. The blog fullnewsph.xyz in their July 7 post ran the headline, “Breaking News: Nakakagulat Biglang Pagresign ni Cayetano Pinagkatiwalaan pa Naman ni Duterte.” (Breaking News: Shocking is the sudden resignation of Cayetano despite Duterte’s trust) The post was ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

Duterte taps Evasco to dialogue with religious groups

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has tasked Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr to join dialogue with religious groups following outrage over his "God is stupid" remark. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said on Thursday, June 28, that Evasco joins him and two others – Foreign Undersecretary Ernesto Abella and Pastor "Boy" ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018

Hontiveros to Duterte admin: Heed 38 countries’ call to stop killings

The Duterte administration should heed the call of 38 nations under the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to stop and probe the killings in its drug war, opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros urged on Monday. In a statement, the Akbayan senator said she welcomed the UNHRC's call to the Duterte administration to end the drug war killings and cooperate with international bodies in investigating human rights abuses. READ: 38 nations ask PH: Stop killings, probe abuses "I am happy that more and more countries are adding their voice in the fight to end the climate of killings and impunity in our country," she said. She dubbed as "ridiculous" Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan P...Keep on reading: Hontiveros to Duterte admin: Heed 38 countries’ call to stop killings.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 25th, 2018

Cayetano, Pompeo meet, discuss Duterte foreign policy, sea row, Korea

FOREIGN Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met in Washington for the first time and discussed how to further strengthen Philippines and United States (US) partnership, including their defense alliance. Ambassador to Washington Jose Manuel Romualdez in a statement said the meeting allowed Cayetano the opportunity to share with Pompeo [...] The post Cayetano, Pompeo meet, discuss Duterte foreign policy, sea row, Korea appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018

Alan: PNoy, Trillanes palpak sa WPS

’Di dapat isisi sa Duterte administration HINDI dapat isisi sa Duterte administration ang kapalpakan ni Senador Antonio Trillanes at dating Pangulong Noynoy Aquino sa isyu ng Scarborough Shoal. Ito ang sinabi kahapon ni Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano bilang sagot sa mga ipinupukol ng kampo ni Trillanes na kahinaan….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

DFA slams‘blatant lie’ on WPS patrols

Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano yesterday lashed out at Magdalo party-list Rep. Gary Alejano for claiming President Duterte had ordered the military to cease patrols in the West Philippine Sea......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

Lorenzana: RP can buy choppers elsewhere

The government is ready to look for other sources of utility helicopters if Canada chooses not to proceed with the P11.7 billion sale of 16 brand new Bell 412s to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said. Canadian papers have reported that the Canadian government has ordered a review of the deal amid concerns that the helicopters would be used in fighting rebels.Lorenzana, in a statement, stressed that the 16 brand new Bell412 combat utility helicopters would be used by the AFP to save lives.“Should the Canadian government choose to discontinue their sale of the aircraft to us, then we will procure them from another source,” said Lorenzana.The $233 million agreement was only signed last Wednesday.Immediately after, the Canadian government, through Trade Minister Francois Philippe Champagne reportedly ordered a review of the deal after learning that the helicopters would be used for internal security operations of the AFP.“When we saw that declaration ... we immediately launched a review with the relevant authorities. And we will obviously review the facts and take the right decision,” Champagne was quoted in the reports.But Lorenzana maintained that the helicopters would be used by the AFP “primarily for the transportation of personnel and supplies, ferrying wounded and injured soldiers, and the conduct of humanitarian assistance and disaster response (HADR) operations.” “They are not attack or close support aircraft. While they may be used in support of Internal Security Operations or ISO, their role is limited to those that I mentioned,” he said.“As its designation ‘combat utility helicopter or CUH’ connotes, the Bell CUH 412 is a utility helicopter and, contrary to what some parties mistakenly believe, its mission is to save lives,” Lorenzana added.The Bell 412EPI helicopters were supposed to be delivered early next year.Canada cites HR strings on dealChampagne also mentioned human rights as key element in Canada’s foreign and trade policy.It will be recalled that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, during last November’s Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Summit in Manila, raised questions on President Duterte’s war against illegal drugs which is being blamed for thousands of alleged extra judicial killings in the country.The Department of National Defense (DND), however, stressed that while it is the prerogative of the Canadian government to review the deal, human rights issue should not equate to the ISO of the AFP in general.“I think it is unfair to equate internal security operations in general with human rights violations first of all the alleged human rights violations are unverified there are still being investigated and have to be documented,” DND’s Public Affairs Service chief Arsenio Andolong said.“I think it’s premature to cast judgment on the armed forces in this regard so I think it would be to the best interests of both our countries to step back and reconsider what the Canadian government is thinking,” Andolong added.“If they don’t want to sell, well, we may consider the prospect of procuring them from other sources,” presidential spokesman Harry Roque said. Politicization raised“They must not politicize the acquisition,” said Major-General Restituto Padilla, the deputy chief of staff for plans and programmes of the Philippine armed forces.According to the Philippine defense department, the deal was signed with trade promotion outfit Canadian Commercial Corp last December, shortly after Trudeau clashed with Duterte during a Manila visit over alleged Philippine police murders of thousands of drug suspects.The Philippines employs attack helicopters and planes to support ground troops battling militants in the Muslim south, as well as against communist guerrillas in other parts of the mainly Catholic Asian nation.As well as in the drug war, the Philippine military has for years been saddled with allegations of human rights abuses in its counter-insurgency campaigns.“They are purely for utility purposes — ergo, transport purposes especially during HADR operations,” Padilla said, using a military term for disaster response.“We have separate and dedicated attack helicopters,” he added.Apart from armed insurgencies, the Philippines is also regularly battered by typhoons.“These will be used to transport personnel, supplies, humanitarian missions, ferrying of wounded and injured soldiers, and other forms of humanitarian assistance and disaster response,” Roque added.Bell Helicopter said the Philippine military would use the aircraft “for a variety of missions such as disaster relief, search and rescue, passenger transport and utility transport”. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Duterte denies knowledge about Ayungin incident

President Duterte said he has no knowledge of the reported harassment on Filipino soldiers by Chinese forces in the Ayungin Shoal, despite Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Cayetano saying last week that Duterte gave him ‘strong instructions’ regarding the issue. Duterte denies knowledge about Ayungin incident President Duterte said he has no knowledge of the reported… link: Duterte denies knowledge about Ayungin incident.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018

No Philippine territory lost under Duterte — Cayetano

The Philippines has not lost any part of its territory in the West Philippine Sea under the Duterte administration, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano insisted amid criticisms of the government’s supposed silence over continuing Chinese military buildup in the region......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2018

Philippines lost Sandy Cay to China, Alejano tells Cayetano

Rep. Gary Alejano (Magdalo party-list) on Tuesday reminded Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano that the Philippines effectively lost control of Sandy Cay in the West Philippine Sea under the Duterte administration......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 29th, 2018

Did we lose an island to China? Behind Cayetano s condition for resignation

Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said he is willing to quit public service if proven that the Philippines lost an island to China under the Duterte administration......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 29th, 2018

Cayetano: Duterte ready for war in West Philippine Sea

Despite his frequent defeatist talk, President Rodrigo Duterte is ready to declare war on China or any other country if they attempt to exploit the natural resources in the West Philippine Sea, Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said on Monday. West Philippine Sea is the local name of the waters within the country's 370-kilometer exclusive economic zone in the South China Sea. Cayetano gave assurance of President Duterte's readiness to defend the Philippines' sovereignty in the West Philippine Sea before Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) officials who attended the weekly flag-raising ceremony at their head office on Roxas Boulevard in Manila. 'Bahala na' "The Preside...Keep on reading: Cayetano: Duterte ready for war in West Philippine Sea.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 29th, 2018

Who’ll make amends for the Kuwait fiasco?

IN a bold and unprecedented move, an undetermined number of career officers of the Department of Foreign Affairs were reported to have asked President Rodrigo Duterte to relieve Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano and his non-career deputies of their posts, following the diplomatic fiasco in Kuwait, arising from the DFA-authorized special operations to rescue allegedly [...] The post Who’ll make amends for the Kuwait fiasco? appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 6th, 2018

No categorical statement from Palace if Teo still enjoys the President’s trust

Malacaang gave a less than categorical response when asked whether Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo still has the trust and confidence of President Rodrigo Duterte, following the P60-million tourism ad controversy. "Every Cabinet member, unless they are fired, enjoys the trust and confidence of the President," Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a Palace briefingon Thursday. Roque's response was far different from his categorical answer when asked to comment on calls for Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano to resign. "As far as the Palace is concerned, there's no reason for him to resign because I think he still has the full trust and confidence of the Presi...Keep on reading: No categorical statement from Palace if Teo still enjoys the President’s trust.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2018

Palace: Duterte still trusts Cayetano

Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano still enjoys the trust and confidence of President Duterte despite a call by career officers at the Department of Foreign Affairs for his resignation due to what they called “gross incompetence” that led to the diplomatic row with Kuwait......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2018

DFA: No letter from career diplomats asking Cayetano to quit

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)on Wednesdayevening refuted a report that career diplomats had sent a letter to President Rodrigo Duterte calling for the resignation of Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano. "The alleged clamor by career officials for the Secretary to resign as contained in the supposed letter came from some who do not represent the views of the entire career Foreign Service Corps," the DFA said in a statement. A newspaper report publishedon Wednesdaysaid that career diplomats at the DFA would want Cayetano to resign over his "gross incompetence" in handling the diplomatic row between the Philippines and Kuwait. "The Office of the President has no...Keep on reading: DFA: No letter from career diplomats asking Cayetano to quit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2018

Duterte visit to Kuwait now being finalized

The Philippine government and Kuwait are now finalizing details of the possible visit of President Rodrigo Duterte in the Gulf state following reported abuses of overseas Filipino workers there. This developed as Duterte met with Ambassador of Kuwait to the Philippines Musaed Saleh Ahmad Althwaikh in Davao City on Monday. "It's being finalized," a source told INQUIRER.net when asked about the status of Duterte's visit to Kuwait. Also present during the meeting were Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III and Special Assistant to the President Christopher "Bong" Go. Duterte had ealier said he would visit Kuwait "to give honor" to ...Keep on reading: Duterte visit to Kuwait now being finalized.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2018