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  • 1 of 11 Joint Statement Trilateral Meeting on Security Among the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia

    Joint Statement Trilateral Meeting on Security Among the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia

  • 2 of 11 Philippines and Indonesia Discuss Bilateral Issues

    Philippines and Indonesia Discuss Bilateral Issues

  • 3 of 11 Secretary Cayetano Receives Singapore FM Balakrishnan, Discusses Bilateral Relations and Regional Issues

    Secretary Cayetano Receives Singapore FM Balakrishnan, Discusses Bilateral Relations and Regional Issues

  • 4 of 11 DFA Adds Data Capture Machines to Speed Up Passport Application Processing

    DFA Adds Data Capture Machines to Speed Up Passport Application Processing

  • 5 of 11 Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alan Peter Cayetano meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow, Russia on 25 May 2017.

    Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alan Peter Cayetano meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow, Russia on 25 May 2017.

  • 6 of 11 President Rodrigo Duterte Meets Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow

    President Rodrigo Duterte Meets Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow

  • 7 of 11 President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, accompanied by Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Vladimirovich Morgulov, is accorded military honors upon his arrival at Vnukovo-2 Airport in Moscow on May 23, 2016 to kick-start his official visit to the Russian Federation. Photo courtesy of PCO.

    President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, accompanied by Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Vladimirovich Morgulov, is accorded military honors upon his arrival at Vnukovo-2 Airport in Moscow on May 23, 2016 to kick-start his official visit to the Russian Federation. Photo courtesy of PCO.

  • 8 of 11 Secretary Cayetano Lauds DFA for Professionalism in His First Address

    Secretary Cayetano Lauds DFA for Professionalism in His First Address

  • 9 of 11 Secretary Cayetano addresses the DFA press corps

    Secretary Cayetano addresses the DFA press corps 

  • 10 of 11 Ph-Hungary Agricultural Cooperation Eyed

    Ph-Hungary Agricultural Cooperation Eyed

  • 11 of 11 Check out the commemorative activities for the 50th anniversary of ASEAN.

    Check out the commemorative activities for the 50th anniversary of ASEAN.

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PH Receives Php 117 Million for Japan Scholarship 27 June 2017 — Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alan Peter S. Cayetano and Japanese Ambassador Kazuhide Ishikawa signed the Exchange of Notes on the...

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Russian Media Shines Spotlight on Philippine Issues and Interests Philippine Ambassador to Russia Carlos D. Sorreta (seated, right) interact with more than a dozen representatives of various Russian media...

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25 June 2017   The Philippine Embassy in Islamabad reported that no Filipino was hurt following three separate attacks in Pakistan on Friday.  Over 80 have been reported killed in the twin blasts in...

Geneva CEDAW

27 February 2017 GENEVA — Ambassador Rosario G. Manalo was elected by acclamation on February 13 as the Rapporteur of the 23-member Committee of Experts of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) at the UN Headquarters, the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

Ambassador Manalo is the only Filipino so far to have been elected to the two most prestigious positions in said Committee of Experts: as its Chairperson for two years (2005 and 2006), and currently as its Rapporteur for 2017 and 2018.

Ambassador Manalo was elected to the Committee in the UN in New York in July 2016. She had completed her second term in the Committee in 2006.

In the interim ten-year period, Ambassador Manalo chaired the negotiations on the ASEAN Charter and became the first Philippine Representative to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) from January 2010 to January 2016.

Ambassador Manalo is the Dean of the Helena Z. Benitez School of Diplomacy, Philippine Women’s University and is concurrently the Director of the Philippine Women’s University Center for Gender Equality and People Empowerment. END

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