Tag: Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)

WATCH | Sponsorship Speech on the ad interim appointments of 49 officials of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)

Sponsorship Speech on the ad interim appointments of 49 officials of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) 12 December 2023  Official Social Media Accounts: Facebook & Youtube: @jinggoyestrada Instagram, Tiktok & Twitter: @jinggoyestrada_ Website: www.jinggoyestrada.ph Video: Senate of the Phillippines | IG: senateph COPY OF SPEECH: https://bitly.ws/35K9G

Sponsorship Speech on the ad interim appointments of 49 officials of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)

SPONSORSHIP SPEECH SENATOR JINGGOY EJERCITO ESTRADA Chairperson, Committee on Foreign Affairs Commission on Appointments 12 December 2023 Mr. Chairman, honorable members of the Commission on Appointments, ladies and gentlemen, this representation as Chairperson of the Committee on Foreign Affairs has the distinct privilege to sponsor the ad interim appointments of forty-nine (49) officials of the Department of Foreign Affairs. …
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PRIB PHOTO: 49 Foreign Service Officials face CA panel

49 FOREIGN SERVICE OFFICIALS FACE CA PANEL: Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada presides over the meeting of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Commission on Appointments on the ad interim appointments of 49 foreign service officials of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Tuesday, December 12, 2023. After entertaining clarificatory questions from its members, the committee recommended…
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Jinggoy: Recall envoy to China

(THE MANILA TIMES) SEN. Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada has stressed the need to recall the country’s ambassador to Beijing to discuss strategies on how to seek “redress” for China’s continued harassment of Filipinos in the West Philippine Sea (WPS). Estrada made the proposal on Monday to recall Ambassador Jaime FlorCruz amid the “recurring acts of aggression…
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Estrada urges DFA to direct PH ambassador to China to return for consultation on WPS

(MANILA BULLETIN) Senator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada on Monday, November 13 urged the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to direct the Philippine ambassador to China to return to the country for consultation on the West Philippine Sea. “Given the recurring acts of aggression against our countrymen in the West Philippine Sea, I urge DFA Secretary Enrique…
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Ensure safety of Filipinos in Middle East – senators

(PNA) MANILA – Senators on Wednesday called on government agencies to ensure the safety of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who might be in danger due to the conflict between Israel and the Hamas group. This was after the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed the death of two Filipinos who were among the six nationals reported missing. One…
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Statement on DFA rejecting China’s 2023 map

I stand with the Department of Foreign Affairs in swiftly calling out China for including the nine-dashed line in its 2023 territorial map. The protection of our territorial integrity and sovereignty is crucial, and the DFA plays a vital role in asserting our claims based on established international norms and legal principles, such as the…
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Senators back Locsin’s appointment

(THE MANILA TIMES) SENATE President Juan Miguel Zubiri on Thursday welcomed the appointment of former Foreign Affairs secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. as special envoy to China for special concerns. “I believe Amb. Teddyboy Locsin is perfect for that job. Being a former DFA (Department of Affairs) secretary, as well as the former ambassador to the…
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Statement on the appointment of Ambassador Teodoro Locsin, Jr. as Special Envoy to China for Special Concerns

It’s an interesting move by the President, I must say as it came on the heels of a series of disturbing incidents in the West Philippine Sea involving the China Coast Guard (CCG) and the Philippine Coast Guard. Although we have yet to be informed of the extent of his authority or role given to…
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Senators back Locsin’s appointment as special envoy to China

(MANILA BULLETIN) Senators on Thursday, August 17 welcomed President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s decision to appoint Teodoro Locsin Jr. as the Special Envoy to the People’s Republic of China for Special Concerns. Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada said he finds it an “interesting move” of the President to choose Locsin. “Although we have yet to be…
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