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The selfless servant

During his tenure as the country’s Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary from 2011 to 2016, Albert F. del Rosario exemplified a strong patriotism...

Del Rosario on the rule of law

As chief of the Department of Foreign Affairs from 2011 to 2016, then Secretary Albert F. del Rosario advocated for the primacy of the...

Duterte to China and EU: ‘Rethink’ your policies

By Arjay L. Balinbin President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Tuesday, Aug. 14, talked tough against the People’s Republic of China, demanding that it should “rethink”...

Senator files resolution seeking to review DFA’s diplomatic protests vs China

Senator Risa N. Hontiveros-Baraquel on Wednesday, July 11, filed a resolution seeking a foreign policy audit to review the diplomatic protests of the Department...

Germany says `isolationist’ Trump opens global power vacuum

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas called on the European Union to unite and fill the void left by the U.S. drawback from global agreements...

Trump shows allies not shielded from ‘America First’ trade moves

HONG KONG -- A long-standing security alliance is not enough to protect countries from US President Donald Trump’s first big protectionist move. The Trump administration’s...

Duterte, Trump omit human rights in bilateral talks, affirm trade ties

THE ISSUE of human rights and alleged extrajudicial killings in the Philippines was not discussed during a meeting on Monday between US President Donald...

Trump hails ‘great relationship’ with Duterte, avoids human rights issue

US President Donald Trump said he had a “great relationship” with Rodrigo Duterte while they ignored shouted questions about alleged abuses carried out under...

Trump meets Philippines’ controversial Duterte

Donald Trump sits down Monday, Nov. 13, with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who boasts about personally killing people and is waging a drug war...

Eyes on Philippines as it winds down stint at region’s helm

By Maria Eloisa I. Calderon Editor-at-Large THE PHILIPPINES’ stint as chairman of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) this year is winding down: the bloc’s...

Trump to meet Duterte on Asia trip next month

WASHINGTON -- US President Donald J. Trump will meet several key Asian leaders next month, including controversial Philippines strongman Rodrigo R. Duterte, on a...