Duterte diplomacy - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Duterte diplomacy


[OPINION | DASH of SAS] On Kuwait: We need a president, not a suitor

May 01, 2018 - 9:25 AM

This is not the time for pronouncements sweetened only by your saccharine but empty rhetoric. The lives of thousands of Filipino workers and their families are at stake.

Harry Roque to address ICC assembly on PH drug war

Dec 05, 2017 - 2:10 PM

The Presidential Spokesman might bring up the possibility of the Philippines withdrawing from the ICC in his December 7 speech

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, in a press conference at the International Media Center (IMC) on the final day of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s participation in the 25th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting (AELM) in Da Nang City, Vietnam on November 11, 2017, reveals the reason why the President opted not to attend the APEC Gala Night. Roque said the President had to attend to a more important matter concerning four Vietnamese sailors who were rescued from the Abu Sayyaf Group captors. Roque, however, reported that one of the four rescued sailors was already found dead. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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

Cayetano vows change 'from politician to diplomat'

May 17, 2017 - 7:40 PM

Incoming DFA chief Alan Peter Cayetano promises to use more diplomatic language in defending President Rodrigo Duterte

CHANGING OF GUARD. Senator Alan Peter Cayetano (right) is set to take over after veteran career diplomat Enrique Manalo (left) served as DFA chief in an acting capacity. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Analysts: Duterte's softer stance on China 'demoralizing,' hurts ASEAN

Apr 30, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Experts express disappointment over Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte s refusal to add Chinese militarization and the international tribunal ruling in his ASEAN Chairman s statement saying there are significant consequences to his move

Duterte phone call, De Lima to Aguirre, JBC submits names | Evening wRap

Dec 03, 2016 - 5:20 PM

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Yasay on Duterte foreign policy: 'Wala namang confusing'

Dec 02, 2016 - 4:32 PM

Confusion? That s not so much a problem of the President as it is a problem of the critics of the President Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr says

DEFENDING DUTERTE. Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr says there is nothing confusing about President Rodrigo Duterte's statements as chief architect of foreign policy. File photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

World should learn to 'navigate' through Duterte – expert

Oct 30, 2016 - 12:42 AM

Foreign affairs analyst Lucio Pitlo III stresses the need to look at the substance more than the form of President Rodrigo Duterte’s statements

CHIEF DIPLOMAT. President Rodrigo Duterte bids farewell to Japanese officials at Japan’s Haneda airport on October 27, 2016, following a state visit. Photo by Simeon Celi/Presidential Photo

Duterte tells worried foreign businesses to go

Oct 25, 2016 - 6:32 PM

UPDATED The Philippine leader slams comments made by the top US envoy to Asia that his fiery rhetoric and crime war were bad for business

TOUGH TALK. President Rodrigo Duterte spares time to accommodate queries from members of Japanese media on October 24, 2016. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo

3 Japanese navy ships arrive in Manila

Oct 24, 2016 - 6:26 PM

The 3 vessels – JS Kashima TV 3508 JS Setoyuki TV 3518 and JS Asagiri DD 151 – bring 190 navy officials

Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

US envoy leaving: 'I've never met warmer people than in PH'

Oct 23, 2016 - 8:00 AM

On tirades against him by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte US Ambassador Philip Goldberg says I m a diplomat

STRONG TIES. US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg visits graves at the Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines after the Memorial Day Ceremony on May 29, 2016. File photo from the US embassy’s Facebook page

Ex-DFA chief warns about 'newfound friend' China

Oct 19, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Ex DFA chief Albert del Rosario asks Where is the wisdom if we are appearing to place all our bets on the integrity and credibility of our northern neighbor?

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (center) and Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua (right) welcome Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (left) to China on October 18, 2016. Photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

Pangulo ng Pilipinas, 'chief diplomat' din ayon sa batas

Oct 15, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Nakasalalay sa Pangulo maging ang pang araw araw na buhay ng mga overseas Filipino worker OFW sabi ng isang eksperto

CHIEF DIPLOMAT. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte leaves after the closing ceremony of the ASEAN Summit and the handover of the ASEAN chairmanship to the Philippines in Vientiane, Laos, on September 8, 2016. Photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP

LISTEN: Newsbreak Voices: Bakit dapat magpaka-diplomat si Duterte

Oct 14, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Trabaho ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte na magpaka diplomat ayon mismo sa batas ng Pilipinas

Why Duterte needs to act like a diplomat

Oct 08, 2016 - 7:59 PM

Based on Philippine laws President Rodrigo Duterte is the country s chief diplomat whether he likes it or not

CHIEF DIPLOMAT. President Rodrigo Duterte attends a plenary session on the second day of the ASEAN Summit at the National Convention Center in Vientiane, Laos, on September 7, 2016. Photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

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Oct 04, 2016 - 2:34 PM

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Duterte's diplomatic kerfuffle: The items wriggling on Yasay's plate

Sep 24, 2016 - 1:30 PM

Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr s foreign affairs department has been stuck with the job of smoothing over the bruised feelings caused by Duterte s rough language

'NOTHING TO EXPLAIN.' Perfecto Yasay speaks during a forum at the Philippine consulate in New York on Wednesday, September 21. Photo by Cristina Pastor

LOOK: Duterte wears suit in ASEAN Summit

Sep 07, 2016 - 12:28 PM

While President Rodrigo Duterte wears a suit in a rare instance a foreign affairs official says he s allowed to wear the barong

RARE INSTANCE. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte wears a suit on the second day of the ASEAN Summit in Vientiane, Laos, on September 7, 2016. Ye Aung Thu/AFP

#AnimatED: ASEAN after The Hague

Sep 05, 2016 - 11:27 AM

Will the region’s heads of state take the lead in responding to the arbitral tribunal decision on the South China Sea?

Rappler Talk: Diplomacy under Rodrigo Duterte

Jun 08, 2016 - 4:23 PM

Rappler talks to incoming foreign secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr to discuss his plans for Philippine diplomacy under President elect Rodrigo Duterte