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Locsin suggests: Cut ‘offending scene’ in Abominable movie

UNLIKE VIETNAM’s order for a total pull-out of the computer-animated movie Abominable, Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. has suggested cutting what he called the “offending scene,” which shows the nine-dash line claim of China in the South China Sea.

Locsin apologizes for tweets on Mao

THE PHILIPPINES’ top diplomat apologized on Sunday for Twitter posts on Mao Zedong, the founding father of the People’s Republic of China, including referring to the revolutionary leader as “burnt rice.”

Chinese ship owner says sorry for mishap

THE OWNER of the Chinese ship that sank a Filipino fishing boat at Reed Bank in the South China Sea has apologized, two months after the mishap, according to a letter addressed to the Philippine Foreign Affairs department.

Locsin threatens to fire off protests vs China

THE Philippines has threatened to fire off diplomatic protests after another over Chinese warships in its territorial waters.

Nation’s chief diplomat retracts Chinese ship ban

FOREIGN AFFAIRS Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin Jr. retracted his earlier threat to ban Chinese survey ships from waters covered by the country’s exclusive economic zone, saying an international treaty bars the Philippines from doing so.

DFA revising rules on diplomatic passports

FOREIGN AFFAIRS Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. has asserted that cancelling the diplomatic passports extended to former secretaries of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is not unlawful, as opposed to the claim of Albert F. del Rosario.

Locsin: PHL, China to conduct separate inquiries on boat sinking

By Charmaine A. Tadalan, Reporter THE Philippines and China will conduct separate inquiries on the June 9 sinking of a Filipino boat near Recto Bank...

New envoy to Libya appointed

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed Charge d’es Affaires Elmer G. Cato as the new ambassador to Libya, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. said, Wednesday.

No more air travel for DFA officials to climate change forums...

FOREIGN AFFAIRS Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. on Wednesday said the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will not allow its officials to attend climate change conferences “requiring air travel.”

Recalled envoys to reassume posts in Canada

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Friday directed recalled ambassadors and consuls to return to Canada following the shipment of the waste containers.

DFA chief: Canada trash shipped out of PHL

THE shipment of all 69 waste containers back to Canada has pushed through, with the Canadian government shouldering some P10 million in shipment costs.

Locsin: Canada trash to be shipped back May 30

ALL 69 waste containers from Canada will be shipped back to the North American country on May 30, according to Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr.

DFA chief to Canada: ’We walk away’ if trash not taken

FOREIGN Affairs Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. on Wednesday threatened to “walk away” from Canad should it fail to comply with President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s May 15 deadline to ship out the 69 waste containers sent to the Philippines by a Canadian firm.

Palace says US assistance in sea row needs ‘serious study’

MALACAÑANG on Tuesday said tapping the United States amid the latest tensions with China over the West Philippine Sea needs “serious study.”

Pompeo assures US support via MDT, upholds free press, flags Huawei

THE United States will support the Philippines in any armed attack against its forces in the South China Sea since the Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) between the two countries covers the disputed waters, US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo said on Friday, while raising the importance of human rights as well.

Locsin: PHL efforts on counter-terrorism anchored on human rights, rule of...

FOREIGN Affairs Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin Jr. maintained that the Philippines’ efforts to address terrorism have been anchored on human rights and the rule of law.

Locsin in Hungary to strengthen ties

FOREIGN AFFAIRS Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. is in Hungary for an official visit to strengthen relations between Manila and Budapest, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Thursday.

PHL, US revitalize alliance with Locsin as foreign affairs chief

FOREIGN AFFAIRS Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. and United States Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo reaffirmed the US-Philippines alliance in a meeting on Thursday at the US Department of State in Washington D.C.

Locsin confirmed as Foreign Affairs Secretary

THE COMMISSION ON Appointments (CA) on Wednesday confirmed Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. as the Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

Locsin appointed next DFA chief

PERMANENT Representative to the United Nations (UN) Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. is the next Foreign Affairs Secretary.