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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

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

Campaign vs crime, drugs protects human rights of Filipinos – Cayetano

MANILA, Philippines – Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano emphasized on Saturday, April 21, that President Rodrigo Duterte's campaign against crime and illegal drugs protects the human rights of Filipinos. Reacting to the US State Department's latest human rights report  on the Philippines, Cayetano emphasized in a statement that the government's campaign against criminality and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 21st, 2018

In Singapore summit, Duterte to take up issues close to his heart

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is set to raise issues “close to his heart” at the 32nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Singapore next week. Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary for ASEAN Affairs Maria Hellen dela Vega said yesterday that Duterte will be joining a working dinner on April 27….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 20th, 2018

Rappler Talk Investigative: UP professor Herman Kraft on PH-China joint exploration

Bookmark this page to watch and join the discussion live on Wednesday, April 18, at 7 pm MANILA, Philippines – No less than Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping recently gave the "go signal"  to craft a framework for joint exploration in the West Philippine Sea. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

Duterte, Xi give go signal to craft joint exploration framework

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping have given the "go signal" for their countries to craft a framework for joint exploration in the West Philippine Sea, said Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Wednesday, April 11.  In a press briefing ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

3 solons with graft cases joining Rody’s 3rd China trip

President Duterte will fly to China for the third time in two years next week to address an international forum on economic and development issues and to meet with President Xi Jinping.   And tagging along are three congressmen who are out on bail for pending cases in the Sandiganbayan.   Mr. Duterte and Xi will discuss pressing issues and common threats such as violent extremism, terrorism, and drug trafficking when they meet on April 10, Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Manuel Teehankee said in a press briefing in Malacaang.   South China Sea dispute As for the dispute in the South China Sea that Beijing is claiming almost in its entirety, Teehanke...Keep on reading: 3 solons with graft cases joining Rody’s 3rd China trip.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 7th, 2018

Duterte, Xi to discuss enhancing ties at Boao forum — official

President Rodrigo R. Duterte will hold bilateral talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the BOAO forum in China, foreign affairs undersecretary Manuel A.J. Teehankee said Friday. “Also on April 10, the President will hold a bilateral meeting with the Chinese President Xi Jinping to discuss ways to further enhance the bilateral […] The post Duterte, Xi to discuss enhancing ties at Boao forum — official appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 6th, 2018

Duterte, Xi to hold bilateral talks

By Camille A. Aguinaldo PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte will hold bilateral talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Bo’ao Forum in China, Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Manuel A.J. Teehankee said Friday. “Also on April 10, the President will hold a bilateral meeting with the Chinese President Xi Jinping to discuss ways to […] The post Duterte, Xi to hold bilateral talks appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 6th, 2018

LP exec disputes drug tag on rights groups

A Liberal Party (LP) officialon Tuesdayslammed the "absurd" and "baseless" claim that drug lords have used human rights groups to destabilize the Duterte administration.   Former Rep. Erin Tanada, LP vice president on external affairs, said that "the plot gets crazier by the day."   "The statement of Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan PeterCayetano and Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque thatdrug lords are using human rights group to criticize andundermine the government is absurd and baseless," Tanada said in a statement. "At the same time, it is patently dangerous because it makeshuman rights groups possible targets of the anti-drugoperations of law enforcers," t...Keep on reading: LP exec disputes drug tag on rights groups.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018

PH Won’t Evade ICC Probe: DFA

The Philippine government is not evading the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) possible investigation into the country’s campaign against illegal drugs. Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said this Wednesday night, as he explained President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s move to withdraw the country’s ratification on a treaty that established the ICC.   “To prove […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018

Iceland minister told to see for himself rights situation in PH

The foreign minister of Iceland would change his views on the Philippines' human rights situation once he visits the country, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano saidon Wednesday. Cayetano made the remark following his visit to Iceland where he met with Foreign Minister Gudlaugur Thor Thordarson, who had called on the United Nations to probe the Philippines for its alleged human rights violations in the war on drugs. "After explaining why the Philippines has to undertake the campaign against illegal drugs, I told Foreign Minister Thrdarson not to take my word for it and that it would be best if he could come and visit so he could see the situation for himself," Cayeta...Keep on reading: Iceland minister told to see for himself rights situation in PH.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2018

‘Vigorous justice’ next after arrest of Demafelis suspects — DFA

After confirming the arrest of the suspects in Syria, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said the government would now "vigorously pursue justice" for overseas Filipino worker Joanna Demafelis, who was murdered in Kuwait. "With the two suspects now in custody, (Philippine authorities) will follow President Duterte's instructions to vigorously pursue justice for Demafelis," Cayetano said. Duterte has vowed to bring justice to Demafelis's family, lashing out at Gulf state Kuwait and alleging Arab employers routinely rape Filipina workers, force them to work 21 hours a day and feed them scraps. On Saturday, Lebanese and Philippine officials said the employers of Dema...Keep on reading: ‘Vigorous justice’ next after arrest of Demafelis suspects — DFA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2018

Demafelis’ suspected killer nabbed in Lebanon

The principal suspect in the gruesome murder of overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Joanna Demafelis in Kuwait more than a year ago is now in the custody of authorities in Lebanon, the Department of Foreign Affairs announced on Friday evening.   Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said he had informed President Duterte about the arrest of Nader Essam Assaf, a Lebanese, who together with his wife, Mona, a Syrian, are the principal suspects in the brutal torture and murder of Demafelis, 29, from Sara, Iloilo.   "The President welcomes the news that Nader Essam Assaf is now in the hands of authorities in Lebanon. Assaf's arrest is a critical first step in our quest for ju...Keep on reading: Demafelis’ suspected killer nabbed in Lebanon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2018

Palace summons US envoy to discuss intel report about Duterte

        Malacaangsummonedon ThursdayUnited States Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim following the US Intelligence Report branding President Rodrigo Duterte as "one of the threats to democracy in Southeast Asia."   Kim met with Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea in Malacaangwhere "they discussed the latest US Intelligence Community's Worldwide Threat Assessment report."   "Executive Secretary Medialdea likewise instructed the Department of Foreign Affairs, through our Philippine embassy in Washington D.C., to coordinate and engage with the US agencies involved in the writing of the assessment," Presidential Spokesperson Ha...Keep on reading: Palace summons US envoy to discuss intel report about Duterte.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2018

Cayetano: Administration unwavering in duty to protect PH sea claims

Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Wednesday assured that the Duterte administration would be "unwavering" in protecting its territorial claims as it continued bilateral talks with China on the West Philippine Sea dispute.   In a statement on Wednesday, Cayetano disclosed that Filipino and Chinese delegates met for the second meeting of the Bilateral Consultation Mechanism on the South China Sea (BCM) on February 13, Tuesday.   Cayetano said that during the BCM, which served as a venue to settle differences "amicably," the Philippine side brought up its "territorial claims and sovereignty rights issues, and discussed how to manage and prevent incid...Keep on reading: Cayetano: Administration unwavering in duty to protect PH sea claims.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2018

Cayetano dares HRW: Show proof 12,000 were killed in PH drug war

  Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano has dared NewYork-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) to prove that about 12,000 persons werekilled in the government's war on drugs. HRW, in its "World Report 2018" releasedon Thursday, claimed that the death toll inthe government's drug war has reached more than 12,000, whom they said weremostly from the urban poor. In its report, HRW cited "credible media reports" as its basis in coming up with thenumber. READ: 'Duterte plunged PH into worst human rights crisis since Marcos'--HRW "Human Rights Watch has politicized the issue for its own gain and has not done anyreal research, study or investigation ...Keep on reading: Cayetano dares HRW: Show proof 12,000 were killed in PH drug war.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 20th, 2018

De Lima says Duterte has become a ‘Chinese governor’

"What we have in Malacaang is not a Philippine President, but a Chinese Governor,"Senator Leila de Lima saidon Wednesdayas she chided President Rodrigo Dutertefor reportedly allowing China to do research in Benham Rise. Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano earlier confirmedthat the Duterte administration has allowed China to conduct marine research inBenham Rise. But De Lima slammed the move as she mocked not only the President but alsoCayetano and Presidential spokesman Harry Roque for "lawyering" for China. "Beijing has just successfully engaged the services of a new law firm in thePhilippines, the Duterte, Cayetano, and Roque Law Offices," she...Keep on reading: De Lima says Duterte has become a ‘Chinese governor’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2018