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Will Teddy Locsin Jr. lay low on Twitter as Philippines’ new top diplomat?

Permanent representative to the United Nations Teodoro “Teddy Boy” Locsin Jr. has been appointed the country’s new top diplomat. A former lawyer and broadcaster, Locsin is also known for his active and occasionally controversial Twitter account. He announced the new post as Foreign Affairs secretary on the microblogging platform. I was asked I said yes; […] The post Will Teddy Locsin Jr. lay low on Twitter as Philippines’ new top diplomat? appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource: interaksyon interaksyonOct 12th, 2018

Bring birth certificates when renewing ‘older’ passports — DFA

MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is now requiring holders of "older" or non-electronic passports for renewal to submit their birth certificates after the agency revealed that it had lost data to a previous contractor. "Because previous contractor got pissed when terminated it made off with data. We did nothing about it or couldn't because we were in the wrong," DFA Secretary Teddy Boy Locsin said in his personal twitter account. "It won't happen again. Passports pose national security issues and cannot be kept back by private entities. Data belongs to the state," he added. This was in response to a tweet by DFA Assistant Secretary Elmer Cato, where...Keep on reading: Bring birth certificates when renewing ‘older’ passports — DFA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2019

Philippine top diplomat Teddy Locsin’s pro-Nazi sentiments seen as ‘extremely offensive’

A German journalist noted how Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. defended President Rodrigo Duterte’s remarks on killing drug addicts the same way Adolf Hitler had murdered Jews during the Second World War. Television correspondent Arnd Henze interviewed Locsin, who was in Germany for the Munich Security Conference and the inauguration of the Philippine chancery in […] The post Philippine top diplomat Teddy Locsin’s pro-Nazi sentiments seen as ‘extremely offensive’ appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2019

Top diplomat Locsin threatens to ‘kill’ staff asking for birth certificate

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. cursed at any personnel who would require passport renewal applicants to bring copies of their birth certificate, raising concerns about how he uses language in social media. A Twitter user on February 18, Monday asked Locsin if birth certificates are required in passport renewals following the data controversy that […] The post Top diplomat Locsin threatens to ‘kill’ staff asking for birth certificate appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2019

Senatorial bet Samira Gutoc didn’t back down on DFA chief Locsin on Twitter

Senatorial aspirant Samira Gutoc-Tomawis told off Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin Jr. when he dropped an unflattering remark against her on Twitter. Locsin retweeted a report where Gutoc said that President Rodrigo Duterte may be at fault in the Jolo bombing due to his relentless tirades against the Catholic Church. He added in the tweet: […] The post Senatorial bet Samira Gutoc didn’t back down on DFA chief Locsin on Twitter appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2019

Locsin blames labor attach for US ban on Filipino workers - Philippine Star

Locsin blames labor attach for US ban on Filipino workers Philippine Star The Philippines' top diplomat blamed a Philippine labor attach for the decision of the United States to remove Filipinos.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 31st, 2019

Locsin blames labor attach for US ban on Filipino workers | Philstar.com

Locsin blames labor attach for US ban on Filipino workers Philippine Star The Philippines' top diplomat blamed a Philippine labor attach for the decision of the United States to remove Filipinos.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 27th, 2019

Locsin blames labor attaché for US ban on Filipino workers

The Philippines' top diplomat blamed a Philippine labor attaché for the decision of the United States to remove Filipinos from its eligibility list of temporary working visas......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 24th, 2019

Locsin on Pacquiao victory: Ill slap anyone who suggests he retires | Inquirer Sports

MANILA, Philippines -- Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin Jr. threatened to slap those who would again suggest that "eternal hero" Manny Pacquiao should retire from boxing. "I told.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 20th, 2019

Trillanes advises Locsin: Spend less time on Twitter

MANILA, Philippines – Opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Thursday, January 17, urged Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr to spend less time on Twitter following the passport data controversy sparked by the Cabinet official's social media post last week. Trillanes made the statement in a media forum with ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

OFWs welcome no birth certificate ruling on passport renewal | Inquirer News

MANILA, Philippines --- The department order signed by Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin Jr. removing the birth certificate requirement for passport renewal is a "welcome relief" for mi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

OFWs welcome no birth certificate ruling on passport renewal

MANILA, Philippines --- The department order signed by Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin Jr. removing the birth certificate requirement for passport renewal is a "welcome relief" for migrant workers, a recruitment consultant and migration expert said Wednesday.   "The department order signed by Sec. Locsin is a welcome relief for millions of migrant workers deployed to 180 countries all over the world who are working in numerous job sites where the nearest consular office may be hundreds or thousands of miles away," recruitment consultant and migration expert Emmanuel Geslani said in a statement.   Geslani said OFWs do not bring their original birth certifi...Keep on reading: OFWs welcome no birth certificate ruling on passport renewal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

Gabriela: Probe passport mess, stop implementation of Nat’l ID system

MANILA, Philippines --- Gabriela Reps. Arlene Brosas and Emmi de Jesus on Tuesday filed a resolution seeking an inquiry into the Department of Foreign Affairs' (DFA) passport mess, as they also urged the government to scrap the National ID system. The lawmakers filed House Resolution No. 2409 directing the House committee on information and communications technology to look into possible violation of the Data Privacy Act of 2012 following Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin Jr.'s revelation that a previously outsourced passport maker "took off" with all passport applicants' data after its contract was terminated. READ:Passportmaker 'took all data' when contract terminated, revea...Keep on reading: Gabriela: Probe passport mess, stop implementation of Nat’l ID system.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Former DFA chief Yasay sheds light on passport data breach

MANILA, Philippines --- Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay shed some light on the "passport mess" and called for a thorough investigation of the matter. In a Facebook post, also shared by current Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Twitter, Yasay said he believed that requiring "the already harassed and exasperated applicant to bring their birth certificates and other supporting documents for the renewal of their passports because the outsourced passport producer allegedly took all the data when its contract was unduly terminated, is most likely only part of the whole true story" that Locsin was being informed about by "certain DFA officials involved in th...Keep on reading: Former DFA chief Yasay sheds light on passport data breach.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2019

Amid calls for sobriety, Locsin says beat the Ateneo bully

MANILA, Philippines – Teodoro "Teddyboy" Locsin Jr, the Philippines' top diplomat, said the bully caught on video at the Ateneo Junior High School (AJHS) "should be beaten senseless" even as many Filipinos, including senators, called for sobriety. "The bullied kid may be haunted by this abuse. He ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 21st, 2018

Copies of China joint oil development MOU to be sent to Senate, House — Locsin

While the government has yet to release a copy of the agreement with China on oil and gas development, the Philippines' top diplomat said a copy would be sent to Congress by next week......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2018

Locsin to address call of OFWs in Libya about going home for Christmas

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Monday said he wants to prioritize the concerns of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Libya who might not be able to go home to the Philippines this Christmas because of the escalation of violence there.   In several twitter posts, Locsin said he has been receiving complaints from an OFW about not being able to go home for Chrismas and ordered Foreign Affairs Acting Assistant Secretary Elmer Cato to bring the concernon his desk as soon as possible.   "Elmer, I want that issue raised by our workers in Libya brought to my desk ASAP," Locsin said in a tweet to Cato.   "I don't want smart talk that we here can ...Keep on reading: Locsin to address call of OFWs in Libya about going home for Christmas.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 19th, 2018

U.S. ambassador pays courtesy call on DFA chief Locsin

MANILA, Philippines – US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim paid a courtesy call on newly appointed Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro "Teddyboy" Locsin two weeks after the Philippines' new top diplomat took office. The meeting took place on Wednesday, October 31.  "Delighted to meet with new ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 1st, 2018

China s top diplomat congratulates new DFA chief Locsin

China’s top diplomat on Thursday congratulated newly appointed Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro “Teddy Boy” Locsin Jr., noting the warming relations between the two countries. Source link link: China's top diplomat congratulates new DFA chief Locsin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

How the Philippines voted at UN with Locsin

Teodoro "Teddy" Locsin Jr., the country's permanent representative to the United Nations (UN), confirmed that he has accepted the offer of President Rodrigo Duterte to be the next Department of Foreign Affairs secretary......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Duterte offers Teodoro Locsin Jr foreign secretary post

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – President Rodrigo Duterte said Friday morning, October 12, he offered Philippine Permanent Representive to the United Nations Teodoro "Teddyboy" Locsin Jr to be the country's new top diplomat. During the press briefing upon his arrival from the Asean Leaders' gathering in Bali, Indonesia, Duterte asked his aide ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018