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Philippines Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano answers questions from the media during a news conference following the flag-raising ceremony Monday, May 22, 2017 in suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines. Cayetano has sought to downplay President Rodrigo Duterte's pronouncement that Chinese President Xi Jinping told him China would go to war with Manila if it insists on drilling for oil in the disputed South China Sea, saying they were not threatening each other but talking about preventing conflict. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez) Manila Bulletin

Cayetano stays in US for one month

By Roy Mabasa Alan Peter Cayetano may earn the distinction of not just being the youngest secretary of foreign affairs in modern era as he…

The gathering of ASEAN foreign ministers is expected to see a fiery few days of diplomacy, with the top diplomats from China, the United States, Russia and North Korea set to join their ASEAN and other Asia-Pacific counterparts for security talks. (AFP photo) Manila Bulletin

South China Sea claimants agree

 By Roy Mabasa China and the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) formally adopted yesterday the Framework of the Code of Conduct (COC) in…

Senator Alan Peter S. Cayetano (ALI VICOY / MANILA BULLETIN)

Cayetano falls ill, misses 7 ASEAN meetings

By Roy Mabasa Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano missed scheduled ASEAN-related meetings Sunday because he was feeling under the weather. Secretary Cayetano is now…