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Del Rosario bids Chinese Ambassador Ma ‘fond’ farewell

Chinese Ambassador to Manila, Ma Keqing. FILE PHOTO

Despite the frayed ties between the Philippines and China over unresolved territorial disputes, Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario gave outgoing Chinese Ambassador to Manila Ma Keqing a cordial farewell on Monday.

Posted: December 28th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Filipinos urged to leave Sudan

In this handout image provided by the United Nations Mission South Sudan, taken on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, civilians arrive at the UNMISS compound adjacent to Juba International Airport to take refuge. AP FILE PHOTO

The Philippines on Monday initiated the voluntary evacuation of Filipinos in South Sudan and barred all travel and deployment of workers amid the worsening civil strife in the central African state.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

New US envoy acceptable to PH, says Del Rosario

Alberto del Rosario

The Philippines has accepted US President Barack Obama’s nomination of the next ambassador to Manila pending the latter’s confirmation in the US Congress, Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said on Thursday.

Posted: August 2nd, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH keeps troops in Golan Heights

Alberto del Rosario

The Philippines said on Friday it would keep its 340 peacekeepers in the Golan Heights at least until Aug. 11 while it reviews the provision of heavier weapons and enhanced protection for the troops.

Posted: July 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

DFA widens sex scandal probe

Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario. AP FILE PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday established a fact-finding body to investigate the alleged sexual exploitation of distressed female Filipino workers by Philippine Embassy and labor officials in three countries in the Middle East.

Posted: June 21st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Del Rosario accuses China of undermining rule of law

Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) secretary Albert del Rosario  AP FILE PHOTO

Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario has assailed China for purportedly undermining the rule of law for insisting its territorial claims over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

Posted: April 6th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Guardian skipper, 3 others relieved for reef grounding


The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Friday said it respected the US Navy’s decision to relieve four officers after one of its vessels damaged the Tubbataha Reefs but stressed that Manila needed to conduct its own probe of the incident.

Posted: April 5th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

OFWs urged: Come home more often, join FB, invite all

Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net

Add a few more Facebook friends and earn the title “new tourism ambassadors” in the process.

Posted: March 3rd, 2013 in Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Sabah reports conflicting; Aquino orders probe

Princess Jacel Kiram and her father, Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

What really happened? President Benigno Aquino III on Friday ordered an investigation to determine what really happened in Sabah because of conflicting reports from the Malaysian authorities and the followers of the sultan of Sulu.

Posted: March 2nd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Asean talks fail with deep splits over China

DELICATE BALANCING ACT United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calls for a unified Asean to negotiate with China over disputed territory, she also lauds Washington-Beijing cooperation. She pats the back of Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario who cochaired Friday’s Asean-US ministerial meeting at Phnom Penh’s Peace Palace. DFA PHOTO

Days of heated diplomacy at Southeast Asian talks ended in failure on Friday as deep splits over China prevented the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) from issuing its customary joint statement for the first time in the bloc’s 45-year history.

Posted: July 14th, 2012 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »



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