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Speaker to push for creation of OFW, fisheries departments

SPEAKER Alan Peter S. Cayetano said he will back dedicated departments for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW), fisheries, and disaster response, filing bills supporting their creation among the first items of legislation he submitted to the 18th Congress.

Duterte’s anointed gets House leadership post

TAGUIG CITY 1st District Rep. Alan Peter S. Cayetano was voted speaker by an overwhelming majority at Monday’s opening of the 18th Congress, confirming President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s strong influence in the House of Representatives.

Duterte endorses Cayetano and Velasco under term-sharing for House speakership

PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte has, after all, named a preference — two, that is — for House speaker in an attempt to end what has become a thorny fight for the post.

Cayetano to HRW: ‘Work with us’

WITH THE Philippines winning a seat in the United Nation Human Rights Council (UNHRC), Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano on Monday called on New-York based human rights organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) to work with the Philippines in upholding human rights in the country.

Outgoing DFA chief cites reforms for OFWs, improved foreign policy

OUTGOING Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano cited improvements in the government’s regard toward issues concerning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) during his stint as the country’s top diplomat.

‘Rough draft’ for joint oil exploration with China ready for review

FOREIGN AFFAIRS Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano announced yesterday that he already has a copy of a “rough draft” of the framework for the planned joint oil exploration with China in the contested West Philippine Sea.

Cayetano lambasts BBC documentary on PHL democracy

THE PHILIPPINES’ top diplomat on Wednesday slammed an episode of British broadcasting network BBC’s Our World, which tackled the state of the country’s democracy under President Rodrigo R. Duterte, calling the program an “anti-Duterte propaganda.”

Cayetano: PHL, US ‘moving forward’ in free trade talks

THE Philippines and the United States are “moving forward” on the negotiations for a free trade agreement, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano said on Monday.

Cayetano slams ‘misinformation’ to UN body

THE PHILIPPINES’ top diplomat on Sunday responded to the joint statement of 38 countries led by Iceland during a United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) meeting which urged the Philippines to cooperate with the UN in assessing the human rights situation in the country.

Most of Carpio’s suggestions on China ‘not feasible’ — Cayetano

FOREIGN AFFAIRS Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano on Thursday said most of the suggestions made by Acting Chief Justice Antonio T. Carpio and other personalities on how the Philippines should respond to China’ actions in South China Sea — especially on the incident in Scarborough shoal — were not feasible, while some were already being done by the government.

Meeting in Moscow

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano enter a hall during a meeting in Moscow, Russia on May...

Cayetano to ‘go happily’ if asked to resign over Kuwait

FOREIGN AFFAIRS Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano said he would step down if President Rodrigo R. Duterte asks him to and if personnel under...

PHL welcomes Kuwaiti assurance ‘to address labor issues’

By Camille A. Aguinaldo FOREIGN Affairs Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano on Tuesday said Kuwait’s cooperation to address concerns of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) would...

Cayetano backs OFW rescue amid row with Kuwait

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter FOREIGN AFFAIRS Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano on Thursday stood by rescue efforts of the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait for...

PHL’s top diplomat apologizes to Kuwait over OFW rescue efforts

By Camille A. Aguinaldo THE PHILIPPINES’ top diplomat on Tuesday apologized to Kuwait over the rescue efforts of the Philippine Embassy in the Persian Gulf...

Cayetano clarifies ‘misunderstanding’ over rescue efforts for OFWs in Kuwait

By Camille A. Aguinaldo FOREIGN AFFAIRS Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano on Monday said the reported dispute between the Kuwaiti government and Philippine Embassy over...

Cayetano: We don’t need other countries to ‘tell us what to...

FOREIGN AFFAIRS Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano reiterated his assurance to the international community that the Philippines remains a “fully functioning democracy” after a...