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[OPINION] Thailand puts its spice in ASEAN 2019

Feb 23, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Thailand has been cooking up a set of major 'dishes' it plans to serve at this year’s ASEAN 'party'

China: Dominant, distrusted in ASEAN

Feb 19, 2019 - 5:09 PM

While its dominance is acknowledged, China is not seen as an altruistic presence by most respondents in Southeast Asia, according to a report of the Singapore-based ASEAN Studies Center

ASEAN. This photo taken on November 10, 2018, shows a woman walking past the national flags of ASEAN countries at the Suntec City convention and exhibition center in Singapore. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Playoff-bound Alab Pilipinas dominates Zhuhai anew

Feb 17, 2019 - 10:07 PM

Alab Pilipinas pulls away from the ABL pack after completing a season sweep of China's Zhuhai Wolf Warriors

STREAKY. Hot-shooting Caelan Tiongson (right) helps Alab Pilipinas erect a double-digit early against Chen Cai and the Wolf Warriors. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

PJ Ramos returns with triple-double in Alab's bounce-back win

Feb 15, 2019 - 10:21 PM

Alab Pilipinas cruises to a 26-point rout of China's Zhuhai Wolf Warriors to keep hold of the top spot

BACK IN FORM. There's no stopping Alab behemonth PJ Ramos this time. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

HK downs Ramos-less Alab Pilipinas, Deguara hauls 31 boards

Feb 13, 2019 - 10:36 PM

Alab's 7-foot-3 banger PJ Ramos sits out due to food poisoning as Hong Kong's own 7-foot-5 giant Sam Deguara runs wild

Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Alab Pilipinas clamps Hong Kong anew for 7th straight win

Feb 08, 2019 - 10:30 PM

Renaldo Balkman leads the pack as Alab Pilipinas stretches its winning streak to a season-best 7 games

Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Journalists, institutions decry 'absurd legal attack' against Rappler

Feb 07, 2019 - 3:24 PM

(UPDATED) Journalist groups and institutions denounce the weaponization of anti-cybercrime laws

Returning Ray Parks drops 23 in Alab Pilipinas win vs Saigon

Feb 03, 2019 - 9:08 PM

Ray Parks impresses in his return from a three-game injury layoff with 23 points and 7 assists

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Alab Pilipinas rips up Zhuhai, runs win streak to 5

Jan 29, 2019 - 10:10 PM

The defending ABL champions comfortably remain up top with an 11-2 record

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. Renaldo Balkman records a double-double of 34 points and 13 rebounds. File photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Ramos brushes off Deguara: 'I'm a dirtier person'

Jan 29, 2019 - 8:29 PM

PJ Ramos gets the last laugh even after Sam Deguara tried getting under his skin

LAST LAUGH. PJ Ramos (right) steps up to protect his team mates as he claimed that Sam Deguara almost injured Renaldo Balkman. Photo by Richard Esguerra/Rappler

Romeo Travis signs with Mono Vampire after Jason Brickman release

Jan 29, 2019 - 7:40 PM

Magnolia Hotshots champion import Romeo Travis is set to replace Mono Vampire's Jason Brickman

NEW ADVENTURE. Mono Vampire acquires the services of Romeo Travis after the import wins a PBA title with Magnolia. Photo by PBA Images

Alab Pilipinas blasts Hong Kong anew in battle of giants

Jan 27, 2019 - 10:17 PM

The 7-foot-3 PJ Ramos gets the better of his matchup with Hong Kong's 7-foot-5 behemoth Sam Deguara

Alab Pilipinas destroys Malaysia by 38 in revenge match

Jan 25, 2019 - 10:10 PM

PJ Ramos and Alab Pilipinas make sure there will be no heartbreaker this time as they thoroughly whip Westports Malaysia

BEHEMOTH. PJ Ramos makes the most of his height and heft to fuel Alab’s one-sided win. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Alab Pilipinas bests Mono Vampire in thrilling Finals rematch

Jan 20, 2019 - 10:38 PM

Hell-bent on defending home court, Alab Pilipinas regroups late in the game to edge Thailand in overtime in the ASEAN Basketball League

MASKED MAN. Alab Pilipinas star Ray Parks, who’s wearing a protective face mask due to a recent injury, plays a key role in the final stretch. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

4 more sports targeted for 2020 ASEAN Para Games

Jan 19, 2019 - 9:49 PM

If things go as planned, a record 18 sports will be played in the biennial meet to be hosted by the Philippines

WIN AS ONE. The Philippines will host the 10th ASEAN Para Games in January 2020. Contributed photo


Alab Pilipinas recovers from heartbreak, downs Macau

Jan 18, 2019 - 10:34 PM

Renaldo Balkman takes charge as Alab Pilipinas rebounds from a recent one-point loss in the ABL

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Para athletes' special needs top of mind in New Clark City

Jan 18, 2019 - 10:10 PM

Rooms tailor-made for persons with disabilities will be built in the Athletes' Village for the 10th ASEAN Para Games

MONTHS TO GO. The athletic stadium in New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac is slated to be finished on August 31. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler


Alab Pilipinas absorbs 2nd loss after Formosa game-winner

Jan 13, 2019 - 5:49 PM

Another one-point heartbreaker sends Alab reeling to its second loss in 3 games in the ASEAN Basketball League

LUCKLESS. Alab Pilipinas winds up sharing the top spot after another painful loss. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Alab Pilipinas rebounds with rout of Hong Kong

Jan 11, 2019 - 10:23 PM

PJ Ramos and Ray Parks take charge as Alab Pilipinas gets back on the winning track in the ASEAN Basketball League

HOTSHOT. Import PJ Ramos flirts with a triple-double in Alab’s sixth victory. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Malaysia Dragons deal Alab Pilipinas' 1st loss in ABL stunner

Jan 09, 2019 - 11:21 PM

Alab Pilipinas import Renaldo Balkman winds up doing the heavy lifting as local support goes cold on the road

HEARTBREAKER. Alab’s Renaldo Balkman posts a double-double of 31 points and 14 rebounds in the heartbreaking loss. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Alab Pilipinas stays perfect after easy win vs Wolf Warriors

Jan 06, 2019 - 9:48 PM

Rookie point guard Ethan Alvano delivers as Alab Pilipinas stretches its unbeaten run to 5 in the ABL

CRUISE CONTROL. Ethan Alvano and Alab Pilipinas prove too much for the visiting Wolf Warriors. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Alab Pilipinas halts late Singapore Slingers comeback

Dec 23, 2018 - 9:59 PM

Alab remains the only undefeated team in the ASEAN Basketball League with a clean 4-0 slate

UNDEFEATED. PJ Ramos Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Alab Pilipinas drops Formosa with late rally for 3rd straight win

Dec 21, 2018 - 10:05 PM

Alab remains undefeated in the league, while the Dreamers lose twice in a row

 Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Alab survives CLS Indonesia in rematch for 2nd straight win

Dec 16, 2018 - 11:01 PM

Needing an extra period this time, Alab Pilipinas leans on Renaldo Balkman to dispose of CLS Knights Indonesia in the Asean Basketball League

MONSTER DOUBLE-DOUBLE. Renaldo Balkman drops a huge double-double of 36 points and 12 rebounds to power Alab Pilipinas to back-to-back wins. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ray Parks to skip PBA Draft ceremony for Alab game

Dec 13, 2018 - 6:22 PM

A consensus top 3 pick, the 25-year-old has decided to fly to Indonesia and suit up for Alab Pilipinas in its Asean Basketball League game this Sunday

DELAYED DEBUT. Ray Parks will likely see action in the PBA in May or June next year. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

NU Bulldogs stun defending champ Thailand in ASEAN University Games

Dec 11, 2018 - 5:24 PM

The shock Pool A win virtually seals the Filipinos' spot in the ASEAN University Games semifinals

PHILIPPINE TEAM. The National University Bulldogs donn the Philippines' colors in the 2018 ASEAN University Games. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

Alab Pilipinas destroys CLS by 27 to start ABL title defense

Dec 09, 2018 - 10:04 PM

Imports Renaldo Balkman and PJ Ramos team up as Alab Pilipinas overwhelms the visiting Indonesian squad

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

[OPINION] In seeking solutions to Rohingya crisis, ASEAN must learn from the past

Nov 18, 2018 - 9:15 PM

The displacement of Rohingya is a regional crisis that needs regional solutions. The largest refugee camp in the world sits at the doorstep of ASEAN.

Rohingya photo by Ed Jones/AFP

Duterte belittles ASEAN-Australia event: What will they feed us, kangaroo?

Nov 16, 2018 - 8:07 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte lashes out against criticism that he was 'lazy' for skipping events at the recent ASEAN Summit in Singapore

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte joins other leaders from Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries during the 21st ASEAN-Japan Summit at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre in Singapore on November 14, 2018. Malacañang Photo

Filipino online community: will Imelda go to jail or not? | Midday wRap

Nov 15, 2018 - 4:19 PM

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U.S. urges sustained sanctions pressure on North Korea

Nov 15, 2018 - 2:30 PM

In remarks at the opening of a meeting with Southeast Asian leaders, Vice President Mike Pence says America's regional 'partnership also includes our pressure campaign regarding' the North

Duterte at ASEAN Summit: 'What's wrong with my nap?'

Nov 15, 2018 - 11:51 AM

(UPDATED) The 73-year-old Philippine leader says his power naps were 'not good enough' but would get him through the last ASEAN events

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte prepares to deliver the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Common Statement during the 3rd ASEAN-China Summit at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre in Singapore on November 14, 2018. Assisting the President is Chief of Presidential Protocol and Presidential Assistant on Foreign Affairs Robert Borje Malacañang Photo

Duterte to China: 'Tell us route to take' in sea row | Evening wRap

Nov 14, 2018 - 10:16 PM

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Duterte skipped ASEAN events to take 'power naps' – Malacañang

Nov 14, 2018 - 8:15 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will also not attend the gala dinner in order to 'rest,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chats with the members of his cabinet upon his arrival at a hotel in Singapore on November 12, 2018. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Singapore deploys 'robocop' for ASEAN summit 2018

Nov 14, 2018 - 7:01 PM

The white, four-wheeled buggy, measuring about 5-feet high, patrolled around the perimeter of a convention center, providing additional security

ROBOCOP. A 'police robot' patrols at the Suntec City convention and exhibition center during the 33rd ASEAN summit in Singapore.  Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

U.S. VP Mike Pence criticizes Suu Kyi over Myanmar treatment of Rohingya

Nov 14, 2018 - 6:02 PM

Pence adds to the pressure on Suu Kyi, who this week has had an Amnesty International honor revoked and faced sharp words from Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad

US Vice President Mike Pence (R) listens to Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Singapore on November 14, 2018.  Bernat Armangue / POOL / AFP

Duterte skips 4 ASEAN events in Singapore

Nov 14, 2018 - 10:48 AM

(UPDATED) Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr shows up in place of President Duterte at the ASEAN-Australia Informal Breakfast Summit, ASEAN-Korea Summit, working lunch, and RCEP Summit

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a selfie with his supporters on the sidelines of his attendance at the opening ceremony of the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre in Singapore on November 13, 2018. VALERIE ESCALERA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Filipina autism awareness advocate wins first-ever ASEAN Prize

Nov 14, 2018 - 10:06 AM

Erlinda Uy Koe's achievement has brought 'tremendous pride and great honor' to the Philippines, says Malacañang

ASEAN trade leaders sign pact to grow e-commerce

Nov 14, 2018 - 12:04 AM

The 10 Southeast Asian nations agree to work together to make online shopping and other electronic transactions safer and more efficient

Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez provides updates following his meeting with his counterparts from other Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre in Singapore on November 13, 2018. Malacañang Photo

Suu Kyi beckons investors to Myanmar despite troubles

Nov 12, 2018 - 8:58 PM

In a side event of the ASEAN summit, Aung San Suu Kyi says Myanmar is 'Southeast Asia's final frontier market... we have land, we have (a) good young working population, we have unexplored resources'

Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi speaks at a business forum on the sidelines of the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Singapore on November 12, 2018.  Roslan RAHMAN / AFP

Duterte arrives in Singapore for ASEAN Summit

Nov 12, 2018 - 8:31 PM

Southeast Asian leaders are expected to discuss the code of conduct for the South China Sea, a few weeks before Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte hosts Chinese President Xi Jinping in Manila

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and other heads of states from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries pose for a photo during the opening ceremony of the 32nd ASEAN Summit at the Shangri-la Hotel on April 28, 2018. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Call for open markets as world leaders gather in Singapore

Nov 12, 2018 - 1:11 PM

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong calls for Southeast Asian companies to invest more in each others' markets and be more open to foreign competition

LEE HSIEN LOONG. Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong speaks at a business forum on the sidelines of the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Singapore on November 12, 2018. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Philippine Navy team returns triumphant from sea drills held in China

Nov 08, 2018 - 7:04 PM

The Philippine Navy team stands out in the communication drill despite bringing a logistics vessel, 'BRP Dagupan City,' whose technology was inferior to the frigates brought in by the other countries

Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

17 ASEAN schools in top 100 QS Asian university rankings for 2019

Oct 24, 2018 - 7:48 PM

Only Singapore has schools in the top 10, while Malaysia has the most number of schools in the top 100

U.S., China back military air rules to avoid mishaps

Oct 20, 2018 - 10:36 PM

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations agreeS to guidelines on managing air encounters at the annual meeting of the 10-member bloc's defense ministers

SECURITY. US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis shakes hands with his Chinese counterpart General Wei Fenghe during a meeting on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) security summit in Singapore on October 18, 2018. Photo by Thomas Watkins/AFP

China, ASEAN to hold maritime drill to ease tensions

Oct 19, 2018 - 7:35 PM

The navies of China and the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations are set to hold their first joint drills, which will take place in the South China Sea

China's sole aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, arrives in Hong Kong waters on July 7, 2017, less than a week after a high-profile visit by president Xi Jinping. China's national defence ministry had said the Liaoning, named after a northeastern Chinese province, was part of a flotilla on a "routine training mission" and would make a port of call in the former British colony. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE

Faster, bigger: Alab Pilipinas raring to start ABL title defense

Oct 16, 2018 - 10:22 PM

Two-time reigning local MVP Ray Parks is set to return with the squad along with Defensive Player of the Year and former NBA player Renaldo Balkman

KEY PLAYER. 8th ASEAN Basketball League Defensive Player of the Year Renaldo Balkman returns to reinforce the squad. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

PH on course for top 3 2020 ASEAN Para Games finish

Oct 15, 2018 - 12:36 PM

Team Para Philippines is now at 4th place behind Southeast Asian powerhouses Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia

GOLDEN MAN. Ernie Gawilan bags 3 golds and 2 silvers to emerge as the most bemedalled athlete from the Philippines in the 2018 Asian Para Games. Photo courtesy of Janet Tenorio/ Philippine Sports Commission

Renaldo Balkman returns as Alab boosts ABL title-retention bid

Oct 08, 2018 - 1:45 PM

The do-it-all import will be teaming up with fellow Puerto Rican and 7-foot-3 PJ Ramos

CHAMP. Renaldo Balkman looks to bring in his championship pedigree for defending ABL titlist Alab Pilipians. Photo from ABL's official website


Duterte to visit Bali for October 11 meeting with ASEAN leaders

Oct 08, 2018 - 11:21 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to have a bilateral meeting with Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Bali, Indonesia

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Indonesia President Joko Widodo engage in a conversation prior to the signing ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on April 28, 2017 following a successful bilateral meeting. Malacañan Photo