China’s concept of setting side sovereignty dispute for joint exploration of Spratlys

Asked during his press conference last Wednesday when the talks about the joint exploration in Philippine territory that is also being claimed by China and other countries started, Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano recalled the meeting of the late Deng Xiaoping with then President Corazon Aquino. In that meeting, Deng suggested to set aside the […]

August 1, 2017  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs  2 Comments

Foreign secretary, envoy belie Duterte account of alleged Xi Jinping’s threat of war

Newly-installed Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said he has been in all the bilateral meetings between President Duterte and China’s President Xi Jinping and he has not witnessed any threat of war uttered by the Chinese President. Philippine Ambassador to China Chito Sta. Romana, who has worked and lived in China as a journalist before […]

May 23, 2017  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs  No Comments

Why it’s finally Cayetano at DFA?

The appointment of Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano as foreign secretary is an indication that the Duterte administration is feeling the heat of a negative international image and needs somebody who can passionately defend the President’s human rights record as what the senator did last week before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. No […]

May 14, 2017  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs  3 Comments

Cayetano’s Leni remark shows he is not “in” in Duterte’s power group

After Congress, acting as National Board of Canvassers, declared last Friday Rodrigo Duterte of PDP-Laban as winner in the presidential contest and Leni Robredo of the Liberal Party for the vice-presidential race in the May 9 elections, Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, Duterte’s running mate, told media that a cabinet position awaits Robredo. “Mayor Duterte is […]

June 1, 2016  Tags: , ,   Posted in: 2016 elections, Elections 2016  One Comment

Gutter talk in the Senate is good

Of course, what has been going on in the Senate the past weeks is disgusting. But it is good that it is happening. If the controversy over the discriminatory distribution of Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile of the Senate Christmas loot – P1.6 million for the 18 senators and P250,000 for the four whom JPE does […]

January 24, 2013  Tags: ,   Posted in: Malaya, Senate  35 Comments