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FAST FACTS: Who is DFA chief Teddyboy Locsin?

Nov 06, 2018 - 7:45 PM

The Philippines' new foreign secretary, Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr, is a lawyer, media personality, and diplomat rolled into one

TOP DIPLOMAT. The Philippines' new foreign secretary, Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr, attends the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting Summit and EU-ASEAN Leaders' Meeting in Brussels, Belgium on October 18, 2018. Malacañang photo

Cayetano says ICC withdrawal 'a principled stand'

Mar 14, 2018 - 10:05 PM

'The political NGOs and the politicians have taken over human rights,' says Foreign Secretary Cayetano after President Duterte said the Philippines is withdrawing from the International Criminal Court

TOP OFFICIALS. President Rodrigo Duterte (center) and Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano (right) attend the plenary session of the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit at the Taj Diplomatic Enclave Hotel in New Delhi, India on January 25, 2018. Malacañang file photo

Roque once thanked Aquino for PH membership in Int'l Criminal Court

Mar 14, 2018 - 6:35 PM

'The message has been sent: no more impunity!' declared human rights lawyer Harry Roque when the Philippines ratified the Rome Statute in 2011

ROME STATUTE. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque was one of those who pushed the Philippines to ratify the Rome Statute, which President Rodrigo Duterte said the Philippines is now withdrawing from. Malacañang file photo

'Be circumspect,' AFP tells media amid China 'takeover'

Mar 04, 2016 - 7:47 PM

The Philippine military denies reports that China ‘has effectively taken over Quirino Atoll’ in the disputed West Philippine Sea

HANDS OFF. Filipino students stage a protest against China's aggression in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) in Manila, Philippines, on March 3, 2016. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

Pemberton admission, Rohingya asylum, prison boxing | 12PM wRap

May 20, 2015 - 12:00 PM

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‘Pork’ fugitives face extradition – Miriam

Mar 04, 2014 - 5:04 PM

The Senate concurs with the ratification of the Philippines extradition treaties with the United Kingdom Spain and India

Palace, PH leaders: Mandela a beacon of freedom

Dec 06, 2013 - 1:12 PM

Philippine leaders hail Nelson Mandela as a shining beacon of inspiration to all freedom loving peoples

Taiwan lifts sanction vs PH after apology

Aug 08, 2013 - 10:08 PM

The move came after Amadeo Perez chairman of the Manila Economic and Cultural Office flew to Taiwan and offered an official apology on behalf of President Benigno Aquino

CROSS-STRAIT APOLOGY. Amadeo Perez (C) chairman of the Manila Economic and Cultural Office, arrives at the Taoyuan International Airport outside Taipei, Taiwan, 08 August 2013, as envoy of President Benigno Aquino III, to apologies to the family of Taiwan fisherman Hung Shih-Cheng who was killed on 09 May by Philippine Coast Guard (PCG). Photo by EPA/David Chang

PH, Timor Leste renew partnership

Jun 06, 2013 - 7:03 PM

The countries sign agreements on education defense infrastructure development as President Aquino expresses support for Timor Leste s Asean membership bid

PARTNERSHIP. President Benigno S. Aquino III receives His Excellency Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste in Malacañang Palace. Malacañang Photo Bureau

PH and Taiwan: Strong military ties

May 19, 2013 - 8:30 AM

If the current unpopular Taiwan government is using the incident to earn short term political mileage Taiwan may suffer an unintended long term strategic loss

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China hopes talks will improve ties with PH

Oct 18, 2012 - 10:03 PM

Manila and Beijing hold a new round of high level talks in Manila on Friday October 19

MENDING FENCES. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei. Photo from Chinese Foreign Ministry official website