Chito Sta. Romana, Philippines’ envoy to China, dies at 74

The Department of Foreign Affairs honors Sta. Romana for ‘ his important legacy of selfless service to the Filipino in the most challenging foreign post’ MANILA, Philippines – Philippine Ambassador to China Jose Santiago “Chito” Sta. Romana, died on Tuesday, April 19, in China. He was 74. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed the … Read more

US envoy to Moscow says Russia ties sunk to ‘Mariana Trench’ depths

WASHINGTON DC, USA – Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has made John Sullivan’s tough job as US envoy to Moscow even harder as he grapples with the Kremlin’s nuclear saber-rattling and threats to sever relations while keeping his embassy running on one-tenth the normal staff. “It was really bad two and a half years ago,” Sullivan … Read more

DFA orders envoy to Saudi to return home after wife campaigns for Marcos

(1st UPDATE) ‘The DFA regularly reminds personnel here and at Foreign Service Posts on the prohibition against engagement, whether directly or indirectly, in any electioneering or partisan political activity,’ the DFA says MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has directed Philippine Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Adnan Alonto to return to the country … Read more