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‘America has failed us’

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In his strongest remarks yet against the United States, Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, said America’s “carrot and stick” approach toward the Philippines prompted President Duterte to pursue a re-calibrated foreign policy not dependent on the western superpower.

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PH-US ties will endure

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US-Philippine alliance will “endure and remain strong” because of the two countries’ long-standing relations, and US President Barack Obama is “committed to work effectively” with Manila to advance shared interests in his last four months in office, a US official said on Wednesday, September 14.

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Despite lashing from Duterte, EU gives funds for drug rehab in PH

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Despite the relentless swearing of President Rodrigo Duterte at the European Union (EU) for its criticism of the rising summary killings, the 28-member bloc says it has a fund assistance program to support the rehabilitation of drug addicts in the country.

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DFA urged to probe PH envoy to UN for abusing maid

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A migrant workers advocacy group on Thursday, September 15, called on the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to send a team to the Philippine Mission to the United Nations in New York City to look into the alleged abusive behavior of Philippine Ambassador Lourdes Yparraguirre towards her household staff.

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Imee Marcos: Please forgive my pa

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LAOAG CITY -- Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos pled forgiveness for the “sins” of her father, the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos, at the end of a three-day celebration of his 99th birthday in Batac City on Sunday, September 11.

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Duterte hits US for PH abuses

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JAKARTA -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday, Sept. 9, said he spoke on Thursday about American human rights violations in the Philippines because colonizers who killed many Filipinos were now raising human rights concerns with him.

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Yasay on Duterte global stage debut: He was brilliant

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JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. called President Rodrigo Duterte’s debut on the global stage “brilliant”  despite his spat with US President Barack Obama which dominated the buzz in the recently concluded Asean Summit in Laos.

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To avoid trouble, Duterte says no to joint sea patrols

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The Philippines will no longer engage in joint patrols or expedition in the disputed waters near the South China Sea with foreign powers, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday, September 12.

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Duterte brings ‘new normal’ to PH-US ties

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Relations between the Philippines and the United States have been historically stormy but close, but the arrival of a roughneck in Malacañang who says he is no fan of the Americans has brought a “new normal” to those ties and Washington is not unlikely to keep Manila at a distance in the next six years.

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US remains committed to alliance with PH, says spokesman

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The United States of America remains committed to its long-standing alliance with the Philippines in many areas including fight against terrorism despite recent calls of President Rodrigo Duterte for the withdrawal of US forces deployed in Mindanao, a US top official said on Tuesday, September 13.

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