Rafael Seguis - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Rafael Seguis


32,360 overseas voters in first 3 days alone

Apr 13, 2016 - 8:07 PM

Despite the high initial turnout the Philippine embassies in London and Seoul among others post a voter turnout of zero

OVERSEAS VOTER. 'X Factor Israel' winner Rose Fostanes, who came to Israel to work as a caregiver, casts her ballot during the first day of overseas absentee voting. Photo courtesy of DFA Public Information Services Unit

Game changers: 1.38 million OFWs begin to vote

Apr 09, 2016 - 7:00 AM

UPDATED This year’s batch of overseas Filipino voters – the biggest in history – can cast their votes until 5 pm on May 9 Philippine time

OVERSEAS VOTERS. Filipinos living overseas wait in line to vote at a polling center in Dubai on April 12, 2010, the last time the Philippines elected a president. File photo by Karim Sahib/AFP

With BBL 'dead,' transitional justice key to Mindanao peace efforts

Feb 27, 2016 - 9:27 PM

While the proposed BBL was not passed in the 16th Congress the Third Party Monitoring Team of the Bangsamoro peace process says there has been progress in efforts to achieve peace in Mindanao

WORKING FOR PEACE. Peace negotiators say the support of the international community is essential in the peace process. Photo courtesy of OPAPP

PH-Iran celebrate 50 years of warm relations

Feb 15, 2014 - 4:49 PM

The two countries celebrate by strengthening cultural ties and engaging in friendly competition through sports

Rafael Seguis: Diplomat on a mission

Sep 14, 2013 - 1:27 PM

Nothing glamorous in his diplomatic career the DFA undersecretary as negotiator and rescuer

SERVICE FOR THE OFW. The diplomat at his office. Photo by Carol Ramoran/Rappler

Why 3,300 Pinoys refuse to leave Syria

Sep 05, 2013 - 5:03 PM

Higher wages hold back potential repatriates the DFA says

PH sends senior diplomat to Syria amid planned US attack

Aug 30, 2013 - 11:26 PM

The Philippines aims to speed up repatriation of up to 3 000 remaining Filipinos there

Syria assures PH of Filipinos' safety

Dec 23, 2012 - 5:18 PM

The Syrian government assures the Philippines that Filipinos in the strife torn nation are safe as Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario returns to Damascus

Del Rosario in Syria to help repatriate Filipinos

Sep 04, 2012 - 11:32 AM

The DFA Secretary will ask Syria for help in the repatriation of over 5 000 Filipinos who want to leave the country

Senators to DFA: Why let Panamanian rape suspect go?

May 17, 2012 - 3:25 PM

Department of Foreign Affairs officials defend their position saying that the Vienna Convention grants Erick Shcks diplomatic immunity