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2 ex-DAR secretaries liable for misuse of P70 million – COA

Oct 08, 2017 - 6:55 PM

P70.3 million from the Agrarian Reform Fund was used to pay for medical benefits of DAR personnel, which are not allowable expenses under agrarian reform laws

FUNDS MISUSE. The Commission on Audit holds liable two former Department of Agriculture secretaries for unlawful disbursement of state funds.

COA seeks Ombudsman probe into misuse of DAR funds

Oct 01, 2017 - 10:30 PM

The case involves the Agrarian Reform Fund (ARF) which was used for P61.5 million worth of incentives and other cash benefits from 2007 to 2009

NOTICE OF DISALLOWANCE. The Commission on Audit (COA) affirms the notice of disallowance it issued against the use of the agrarian reform fund to pay cash incentives to DAR officials from 2007-2009.

In Manila, North Korea blames U.S. for nukes

Aug 07, 2017 - 11:02 PM

North Korea warns it will teach the US a severe lesson if Washington pounces on Pyongyang with military force

IN MANILA. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri-Yong Ho arrives at his hotel in Manila on August 7, 2017, after attending ASEAN meetings hosted by the Philippines. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Cayetano meets with North Korean foreign minister

Aug 07, 2017 - 3:45 PM

UPDATED The Philippines conveys to North Korea the position of ASEAN foreign ministers on Pyongyang s missile tests

TOP DIPLOMAT. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano leads the 50th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting and Related Meetings in Manila. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Foreign ministers in Manila for ASEAN meetings

Aug 05, 2017 - 11:58 PM

4th UPDATE US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi joins his counterparts in Manila for ASEAN meetings

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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

ASEAN ministers voice 'grave concerns' over Korea tensions

Aug 05, 2017 - 3:38 PM

Tensions in the Korean Peninsula seriously threaten peace security and stability in the region and the world ASEAN foreign ministers say

ASEAN foreign ministers join hands for a family photo during the 50th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Ministers' Meeting Plenary Session in Manila. ASEAN pool photo

Philippines eyes downgrading North Korea ties

Aug 04, 2017 - 5:23 PM

Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano warns North Korea You will not get us to talk about your security if you just continue testing those missiles

TOP DIPLOMAT. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says on August 4, 2017, that the Philippines is considering downgrading ties with North Korea. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

U.S. expects ASEAN to isolate North Korea

Aug 03, 2017 - 8:25 PM

The United States expects a general chorus of condemnation of North Korea s provocative behavior during the ASEAN Regional Forum in Manila

REGIONAL MEETING. Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman Robespierre Bolivar holds a media briefing on August 3, 2017, about the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting in Manila. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Row over 'provocative' acts looms ahead of ASEAN talks

Aug 07, 2014 - 3:15 PM

A US and Southeast Asian push for a freeze in provocative acts in disputed waters has set the stage for a showdown with China at the ASEAN Regional Forum in Myanmar

PROVOCATION AT SEA. This handout photo taken on June 23, 2014 and released to AFP on June 24, 2014 by Vietnam's maritime police allegedly shows a Chinese boat (left) supposedly ramming a Vietnamese vessel (right) in contested waters near China's deep sea drilling rig in the South China Sea. Photo by Vietnam's Maritime Police/AFP

US, China seek to play down rivalry

Jul 12, 2012 - 5:47 PM

After a meeting in Cambodia both countries say their relations have continued to make progress

ASEAN pushed on South China Sea code

Jul 09, 2012 - 1:56 PM

Southeast Asian nations should give top priority to easing tensions with Beijing in the South China Sea Cambodia s premier said Monday July 9 as he stressed the importance of regional stability

A Cambodian police officer (R) walks past the ASEAN logo in front of the Peace Palace during the 45th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Ministers' Meeting (AMM) in Phnom Penh on July 8, 2012. Efforts to ease tensions in the South China Sea will dominate this week's Asian security dialogue in Cambodia, analysts say, while the US will be at pains to stress it seeks cooperation, not rivalry, with China. AFP PHOTO / TANG CHHIN SOTHY