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LIST: World leaders attending ASEAN 2017 in the Philippines

Nov 10, 2017 - 8:06 PM

'This series of meetings is the largest gathering of world leaders that the Philippines will be hosting during this chairmanship year,' says DFA spokesman Robespierre Bolivar

COMING TO MANILA. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is among the regional and world leaders who will join the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings. AFP PHOTO / KENA BETANCUR

DFA denies 'allegiance fee' to regain PH citizenship

Nov 03, 2017 - 5:10 PM

It's not an 'allegiance fee' but a 'one-time fee for the processing of the application' for dual citizenship, says DFA spokesman Robespierre Bolivar

NO 'ALLEGIANCE FEE.' Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) spokesman Robespierre Bolivar denies that the DFA collects an 'allegiance fee' from dual citizenship applicants. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DFA raises alert level 1 in Guam, Northern Marianas

Aug 15, 2017 - 6:11 PM

This alert level covers nearly 70 000 Filipinos in Guam and the Northern Marianas a group of islands that includes Saipan

ALERT LEVEL 1. DFA spokesman Robespierre Bolivar says the the Philippines has placed Guam and the Northern Marianas under crisis alert level 1 as tensions rise in the Korean Peninsula. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DFA defends Cayetano claim on China reclamation

Aug 11, 2017 - 3:49 PM

The DFA says the Philippines position on the South China Sea dispute is always based on the latest intelligence we have on the ground

TOP DIPLOMAT. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano speaks at the closing ceremony of the 50th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting and Related Meetings at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City. Photo courtesy of ASEAN Media Pool

China warns ASEAN vs 'outside parties' in South China Sea

Aug 06, 2017 - 6:45 PM

This comes after foreign ministers of ASEAN and China adopted the framework of a Code of Conduct in the disputed South China Sea

CHINA'S TOP DIPLOMAT Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi grants an interview with reporters on August 6, 2017, during the 50th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting and Related Meetings. ASEAN pool photo

ASEAN ministers endorse framework code in South China Sea

Aug 05, 2017 - 5:07 PM

3rd UPDATE The Philippines says it prefers a legally binding Code of Conduct in the South China Sea but the caveat is we have to have an effective Code of Conduct

TOP DIPLOMAT. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano (right) leads the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting held in Manila on August 5, 2017. ASEAN pool photo

Search on for missing Filipina after London fire

Jun 16, 2017 - 12:41 PM

Missing Filipina Ligaya G Moore is at least 60 years old a member of the Jesus Is Lord JIL church and a resident of Grenfell Tower in London

MISSING FILIPINA. Ligaya Moore, a Filipina, remains missing after the Grenfell Tower on July 14, 2017, killed at least 17 people in London. Photo of Moore from the Philippine embassy in London; photo of Grenfell Tower from AFP

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May 19, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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ASEAN, China agree on sea code framework

May 18, 2017 - 10:02 PM

The Philippines welcomes the completion of the drafting of the framework of the Code of Conduct the DFA says

MISCHIEF REEF. Structures seen on a satellite image of Mischief Reef in the disputed South China Sea on November 15, 2016, released December 13, 2016. Image courtesy of CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative/DigitalGlobe

DFA, NEDA clueless as PH rejects new EU grants

May 18, 2017 - 5:15 PM

UPDATED If DFA is unaware then there is again a disturbing display of dysfunction in the conduct of our foreign policy says a former ambassador

Pag-asa is ours, PH says amid China remarks

May 02, 2017 - 11:25 AM

Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua says it is illegal for the Philippines to occupy disputed West Philippine Sea South China Sea islands

ASEAN ministers tackle North Korea, South China Sea

Apr 28, 2017 - 7:08 PM

After their meeting on Friday ASEAN foreign ministers express grave concern over the escalation of tension in the Korean Peninsula

ASEAN Summit in Manila to tackle West PH Sea

Apr 19, 2017 - 6:21 PM

New DFA spokesman Robespierre Bolivar says the upcoming ASEAN Summit will also be a chance to show the best of the Philippines

NEW SPOKESMAN. Veteran diplomat Robespierre Bolivar, the new Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) spokesman, says the upcoming ASEAN Summit in Manila will tackle the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) dispute among other issues. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler