Posts Tagged Perfecto Yasay

Former DFA Secretary Perfecto Yasay passes away

Robie de Guzman   •   June 12, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Former Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. has died at the age of 73, his wife confirmed Friday. “My husband, my partner, my best...

China says first draft of South China Sea code of conduct ready

UNTV News   •   March 13, 2017

A first draft of a code of conduct for behavior in the disputed South China Sea has been completed, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Wednesday, adding tension in...

Duterte assigns Usec. Manalo as acting DFA secretary

admin   •   March 9, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Undersecretary Enrique Manalo as acting foreign affairs secretary after the Commission on Appointments rejected the confirmation of Perfecto Yasay. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella...

Abu Sayyaf jihadists behead German captive

admin   •   February 28, 2017

The Abu Sayyaf Group has beheaded its German hostage Juergen Gustav Kantner. On the website of the site intelligence group, there is a video released by the bandit group showing...

Philippines never abandoned bilateral talks with China over sea dispute – Sec. Yasay

UNTV News   •   February 23, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay said some of his counterparts expressed concern over the alleged continued militarization in the West Philippine Sea. Secretary Yasay said,...

UN rapporteur urged to apologize to PH gov’t

admin   •   December 16, 2016

  Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay said United Nations (UN) special rapporteur Agnes Callamard did not follow required protocols of her job in investigating human rights violations and extrajudicial killings...

Yasay: No cancellation yet of UN Special Rapporteur Callamard’s visit

admin   •   December 15, 2016

  Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. clarified that the Duterte administration has not yet cancelled the expected visit to the Philippines of Agnes Callamard, United Nations’  Special Rapporteur on...

PHL welcomes long-term arms deal with Russia on certain conditions

admin   •   December 7, 2016

MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. says an arms deal with Russia is possible and the government is contemplating on it. “We need this kind of support...

Yasay, Kerry meet in bilateral meeting on APEC Summit sidelines

admin   •   November 18, 2016

  Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay on Friday met with U.S. State Department Secretary John Kerry on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Lima, Peru. During...

Duterte reassures Japan amid ties with China and maritime security

admin   •   October 26, 2016

  President Rodrigo Duterte sought to reassure Japan in order to strengthen strategic partnership in economy and maritime security. “I give you my word today, that we will not abandon...

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