Comelec asked to disqualify Cayetano couple from 2019 polls
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Comelec asked to disqualify Cayetano couple from 2019 polls

Comelec asked to disqualify Cayetano couple from 2019 polls By Ferdinand Patinio MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Separate petitions to deny due course were filed on Monday against former senator Alan Peter Cayetano and his wife, Taguig City Mayor Lani Cayetano at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for not possessing the minimum residency qualification imposed … Continue reading

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PH-Kuwait row not enough basis for Cayetano resignation: Recto

PH-Kuwait row not enough basis for Cayetano resignation: Recto By Jose Cielito Reganit MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The controversies wrought by the ‘rescue’ of distressed Filipino workers in Kuwait and the diplomatic fallout that ensued are not enough basis to call for the resignation of Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, Senate President Pro-Tempore … Continue reading

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Passport on wheels, first-time OFW portal effective: applicants

Passport on wheels, first-time OFW portal effective: applicants By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)  — January 2018 has been a busy month for the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) as it launched several initiatives to ease serious problems facing its passport appointment system. Some overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and those from areas … Continue reading

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PH urges Western critics to respect domestic processes

PH urges Western critics to respect domestic processes By Leslie Gatpolintan MANILA (Philippines News Agency)  —  The Philippines on Friday urged a group of mostly European countries to respect its domestic processes after it was criticized anew on its human rights record. “We take grave exception to the sweeping and politicized statement delivered by Iceland on … Continue reading

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PH to assist Pinoys affected by looming end of US DACA program

PH to assist Pinoys affected by looming end of US DACA program By Leslie Gatpolintan MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Philippine government on Wednesday assured it is prepared to extend assistance to Filipinos who may end up getting deported as a result of Washington’s decision to abolish a program that allowed undocumented immigrant children … Continue reading

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Cayetano rallies PH athletes; vows to sustain government support

Cayetano rallies PH athletes; vows to sustain government support By Primo Agatep KUALA LUMPUR (Philippines News Agency) — Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Saturday rallied Team Philippines seeing action in the ongoing 29th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games. He congratulated the victors as well as commended all Filipino athletes who gave all out … Continue reading

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DFA: Joint communique on South China Sea reflects ASEAN sentiment

DFA: Joint communique on South China Sea reflects ASEAN sentiment  By Leslie Gatpolintan     MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Tuesday said the joint communiqué that called for non-militarization and self-restraint in South China Sea (SCS) activities reflects the sentiment of majority members of the Association of Southeast … Continue reading

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Cayetano: PHL has independent foreign policy, refusing aid with conditions

Cayetano: PHL has independent foreign policy, refusing aid with conditions By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Friday said the Philippines has an independent foreign policy thus, it will not accept aid from any country with conditions or that donors will interfere in … Continue reading