Cayetano thanks Duterte, bares plans for DFA

Phnom Penh, Cambodia —Senator Alan Peter Cayteano thanked President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on his nomination as the next Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary as the former disclosed his plans for the Department in a press conference held Wednesday evening, May 10, at the Himawari Hotel Apartment in Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital.

ASEAN commits to building solidarity

The ten countries of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) continuous community-building efforts serve as the backdrop of this year’s 30th ASEAN Summit as the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday, April 27, hosted a welcome dinner for the ASEAN Foreign Ministers at the Marriott Hotel Manila in Pasay City.

Excellent rapport key to ASEAN Chairmanship’s success — DFA

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday, April 26, assured that the “excellent rapport” built by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte with the leaders of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) will make the country’s Chairmanship of the ASEAN a success.

Duterte: Japan trip a huge success, 28 Oct. 2016

President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday that his three-day visit to Japan has been very fruitful, noting that Philippines-Japan ties remain excellent as the two countries agreed to strengthen cooperation on the basis of shared interests.

Duterte visits Japan Coast Guard, 28 Oct. 2016

(Yokohama, Japan)—President Rodrigo Duterte visited the Japan Coast Guard on Thursday (October 27) wherein he was shown firsthand the Japan Coast Guard’s capability in disaster and rescue response.

Duterte praises Abe , 28 Oct. 2016

(TOKYO, Japan)– Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gave a rousing welcome and hosted a dinner on Wednesday, October 26 for Philippine President Rodrigo  Duterte during the latter’s first visit to Japan as state leader. Abe said there is a deep, warm, family-like or brotherly relationship bond between the Philippines and Japan. 

President Duterte’s State Visits to China and Brunei enhance trade ties, 22 Oct. 2016

President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday, October 21 said his recent State Visits to Brunei Darussalam and the People’s Republic of China have strengthened the Philippines’ economic and diplomatic ties with both countries and have opened doors for more meaningful engagements as they discussed ways to deepen their bilateral relations and explored other areas of undertakings .

DFA chief to issue statement after arbitration court ruling

Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay will issue a statement once the United Nations (UN) arbitral tribunal makes a decision later today regarding the Philippines’ case filed against China on the dispute at the West Philippine Sea, Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella said in press briefing on Tuesday in Malacanang.