31st ASEAN Summit
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NZ PM Ardern denies Trump mistook her for Trudeau's wife

Nov 20, 2017 - 11:15 AM

Ardern says details of the encounter had become muddled in the retelling and there was actually no confusion on Trump's part

IN MANILA. In this file photo, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardren (L) and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (R) meet during the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila on November 14. Photo from New Zealand Labour Party's Twitter Page

The week in photos: November 11-17, 2017

Nov 18, 2017 - 2:06 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) delegates watch the performance of the Philippine Ballet dancers during the Opening Ceremony of the 31st ASEAN Summit in Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) in Manila on November 13, 2017.World leaders are in the Philippines' capital for two days of summits. / AFP PHOTO / AFP PHOTO AND POOL / NOEL CELIS

Legarda at COP23: 'We have to do both the difficult and the impossible'

Nov 17, 2017 - 5:05 PM

'The window of opportunity on achieving the 1.5 degrees Celsius goal of the Paris Agreement is fast closing and any delay will result in the irreversible,' says Senator Loren Legarda as she delivers the Philippine statement

CALL FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE. Senator Loren Legarda delivers the Philippine Statement during the High-Level Segment at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23) happening in Bonn, Germany. Photo from Legarda's Twitter account

What were the other ASEAN countries up to in Manila?

Nov 16, 2017 - 2:00 PM

A rundown of the main concerns and activities of the ASEAN member-states at the 31st Summit in Manila

ASEAN SUMMIT. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and leaders and representatives of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states do the traditional ASEAN handshake as they pose for a photo following the signing ceremony of the ASEAN Concensus on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of the Migrant Workers at the Philippine International Convention Center on November 14, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Sotto: Justin Trudeau raised EJKs to ‘divert’ trash issue

Nov 16, 2017 - 12:13 PM

(2ND UPDATE) 'Imbes na mapag-usapan 'yung basura ng Canada na dinump sa atin, dinala niya 'yung usapan sa EJK na hindi pinag-uusapan ng superpowers like the United States, China, and even the EU because they feel that it's a local problem,' says Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III

WATCH: PH hands over ASEAN chairmanship to Singapore

Nov 15, 2017 - 10:28 AM

Singapore's chairmanship for 2018 will have the tagline 'Resilient and Innovative'

NOW IN HIS HANDS. Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong holds up a symbolic gavel as Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte looks on, during the turnover ceremony of the ASEAN Chairmanship, at the closing ceremony of the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits in Manila, November 14, 2017. ASEAN Media Pool photo

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, November 15, 2017

Nov 15, 2017 - 10:15 AM

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ASEAN highlights need to reintegrate radicals to counter terrorism

Nov 14, 2017 - 5:52 PM

There will be an ad-hoc experts working group under the Senior Officials Meeting on Transnational Crime (SOMTC) to carry out the plans

COUNTER-TERRORISM. Commitments to fight radicalization as counterinsurgency measures are one of the outputs of the 31st ASEAN Summit. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Protesters in Bacolod question 'huge budget' for ASEAN Summit

Nov 14, 2017 - 5:48 PM

In Bacolod City, about a hundred protesters troop to the Fountain of Justice for the national coordinated protest against US President Donald Trump, one of the leaders attending the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings in Manila

ANTI-TRUMP RALLY. About 100 rallyists in Bacolod City troop to the Fountain of Justice on November 14, 2017, for the national coordinated anti-Trump protest. Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, November 14, 2017

Nov 14, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Tuesday.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and the rest of the leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states do the traditional ASEAN handshake as they pose for a photo prior to the 31st ASEAN Summit plenary at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

PH, Russia sign 8 agreements, including extradition treaty

Nov 14, 2017 - 9:30 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev also witness the signing of a business deal between the Philippines' Global Ferronickel Holdings Inc and Russia's Vi Holding LLC

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and his partner Honeylet welcome Russian Federation Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev prior to the opening of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

FULL TEXT: Moving ASEAN toward security, stability, prosperity

Nov 13, 2017 - 11:15 AM

Speech of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte at the opening of the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits on Monday, November 13

COMMON CONCERNS. In his speech to open the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits on Monday, November 13, 2017, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte tells regional leaders and dialogue partners how 'terrorism and violent extremism endanger the peace, stability and security of our region because these threats know no boundaries.’ Malacañang photo

Who are the ASEAN dialogue partners in Manila?

Nov 13, 2017 - 7:30 AM

Get to know who the dialogue partner VIPs attending the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits are

ASEAN SUMMIT. President Rodrigo Duterte and partner Honeylet r Avanceña pose with leaders of ASEAN member countries and dialogue partners, including US President Donald Trump and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. Photo from RTVM live feed

What happens if you breach the ASEAN lane?

Nov 13, 2017 - 7:30 AM

The MMDA closed off two lanes along EDSA to be used exclusively by the 31st ASEAN Summit delegates' convoys

ASEAN LANES. Heavy traffic await those who ply EDSA due to the designated lanes for 31st ASEAN Summit delegates. Photo by Twitter user @SilverOhs

In a nutshell: Issues up for discussion at 31st ASEAN Summit

Nov 12, 2017 - 10:00 PM

ASEAN nations and their allies outside the region gear up to discuss a range of topics: from North Korea's missiles to preventing terror attacks

Meet the spouses of the ASEAN leaders

Nov 12, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Rappler places the spotlight on some of the spouses of the ASEAN leaders, from Brunei's Queen Saleha to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's long-time partner Honeylet Avanceña

MEET THE SPOUSES. Rappler looks at some of the spouses of ASEAN leaders. File photos from

What DongYan fans should know about Cambodia PM Hun Sen

Nov 12, 2017 - 3:17 PM

Hun Sen's 32-year rule is seen as essentially authoritarian in a government accused of fraud, corruption and human rights violations

DONGYAN MEET HUN SEN. Actors and couple Marian Rivera and Dingong Dantes are invited by Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen to the welcome dinner for leaders attending the 31st ASEAN Summit. Photo from Dingdong Dantes' Facebook page

ASEAN leaders urged to act on malnutrition, drug-resistant superbugs

Nov 11, 2017 - 6:08 PM

Health officials in the region have endorsed several proposed declarations to ASEAN leaders that they hope would be made by the end of the Manila Summit

HEALTH DECLARATIONS. DOH Assistant Secretary Lyndon Lee-Suy gives a press briefing on November 11, 2017 on the different health declarations that ASEAN leaders hope to achieve by the end of the 31st ASEAN Summit.

Duterte calls for stronger ties between APEC, ASEAN

Nov 11, 2017 - 4:07 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks at an informal dialogue that is the first of its kind between APEC and ASEAN

INFORMAL DIALOGUE. President Rodrigo Duterte consults Special Assistant to the President Bong Go after the APEC and ASEAN Informal Dialogue at the Furama Resort in Da Nang City, Vietnam on November 10, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

World leaders start arriving for ASEAN Summit

Nov 11, 2017 - 1:58 PM

(UPDATED) Cambodia's Hun Sen and Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi are the first two leaders to land in the Philippines for the biggest ASEAN event this year

ASEAN LEADER. Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi is one of two world leaders to arrive in the Philippines on November 11, 2017, for the ASEAN Summit. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PH to mark end of ASEAN chairmanship with summit, grand celebration

Nov 10, 2017 - 8:00 PM

The Philippines ends its 2017 chairmanship of ASEAN with a landmark Summit in Manila, marking the regional bloc's 50th anniversary

FLYING HIGH. The ASEAN flag flies alongside the flags of the regional bloc's member-states and partners, at the Philippine International Convention Center in Manila, November 10, 2017. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

U.S. to fund PH war on drugs anew – rights group

Nov 10, 2017 - 4:51 PM

According to 2018 US Congressional budget documents, some $5.3 million in assistance is allocated for the Philippine justice sector which may be used by the PNP to 'improve respect for human rights'

BAN TRUMP. Demonstrators staged a rally against the arrival of US President Donald Trump. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Ahead of ASEAN Summit, senators urge gov't to enforce West PH Sea ruling

Nov 09, 2017 - 9:20 PM

'We suggest that the government use its ASEAN chairmanship to rally our allies and friends to this end – for our people, for our fisherfolk,' senators say ahead of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit

Bank schedules during 2017 ASEAN Summit

Nov 09, 2017 - 7:15 PM

Banks in Metro Manila release advisories on their operating hours for the duration of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit

Senate moves resumption of session due to ASEAN

Nov 08, 2017 - 5:22 PM

The Senate will resume plenary deliberations on the proposed 2018 General Appropriations Act on November 16 and 17

Seaplane operator Air Juan cancels some flights for ASEAN Summit

Oct 27, 2017 - 7:15 PM

The cancelled flights are between November 9 to 15 and are due to flight restrictions given by the government in the Manila and Subic Bay areas