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PNG pledges to pay police APEC allowances after rampage

Nov 21, 2018 - 12:58 PM

Government ministers meet with the protesters late Tuesday, November 20, and agree to pay the APEC allowance plus an additional bonus to all local personnel

AFTER APEC. Papua New Guinea police and soldiers (C) are pictured in front of the country's parliament in Port Moresby on November 20, 2018. Photo by STR/AFP

PNG police, soldiers storm parliament over unpaid APEC bonuses

Nov 20, 2018 - 1:08 PM

A witness outside parliament says 'hundreds of police and troops' are standing on the building's front steps complaining that they have not been paid a special APEC duty allowance of 350 kina (US$104)

AFTER APEC. This file photo taken on November 5, 2018 shows Papua New Guinea police on parade in Port Moresby, the host city for the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit from November 17. File photo by Ness Kerton/AFP

APEC's future in doubt after costly summit failure

Nov 18, 2018 - 7:23 PM

The gathering was almost 5 years in the making, cost untold millions of US dollars and required the deployment of at least one battleship and 3 cruise liners

COSTLY. Papua New Guinea has deployed a multi-national force of warships, fighter jets and elite counter-terrorism troops to protect world leaders attending the APEC summit in its crime-plagued capital this week. Photo by Ness Kerton/AFP

APEC leaders divided after U.S., China spat

Nov 18, 2018 - 11:04 AM

(4th UPDATE) For the first time in the history of the APEC grouping, leaders were unable to agree on a formal written declaration amid sharp differences over trade policy

APEC SUMMIT. (L-R) Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Chile's President Sebastian Pinera, China's President Xi Jinping, Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister Peter O'Neill, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, US Vice President Mike Pence, Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, Indonesia's President Joko Widodo and Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam wave with (back row L to R) Mexico's Undersecretary of Foreign Trade Juan Carlos Baker, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (hidden behind Trudeau), Peru's Foreign Minister Nestor Popolizio, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, South Korea's President Moon Jae-in, Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha, Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Taiwan's representative Morris Chang (hidden behind Widodo) as they pose for a "family photo" during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Port Moresby on November 18, 2018. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

Duterte changes plans, decides to finish APEC Summit

Nov 18, 2018 - 9:45 AM

(UPDATED) 'Narito, hindi naman umuwi kagabi. He wants to attend the meeting,' says Philippine Ambassador to Papua New Guinea Bienvenido Tejano

DUTERTE. President Rodrigo Duterte attends the International Monetary Fund Informal Dialogue with Leaders at the APEC Summit in Papua New Guinea on November 18, 2018. Screenshot from RTVM

The week in photos: November 10-16, 2018

Nov 17, 2018 - 1:32 PM

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

FASCINATING. Russia's Tiffani Zagorski (left) and Jonathan Guerreiro perform during the ice dance free dance event at the figure skating NHK Trophy in Hiroshima on November 11, 2018. (Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

U.S., China in APEC cruise ship clash on trade, influence

Nov 17, 2018 - 1:06 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Representatives from both countries duel in back-to-back speeches at a pre-APEC business forum

Duterte to skip APEC events due to 'urgent domestic developments'

Nov 17, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez will attend the November 18 events in the President's place.

LEAVING EARLY. President Rodrigo Duterte leaves the APEC Summit 2018 early due to 'urgent domestic developments.' File photo shows the president at the 13th East Asia Summit in Singapore on November 15, 2018. Photo from Malacañang

Protectionism 'doomed to failure': China's Xi says in swipe at U.S.

Nov 17, 2018 - 10:57 AM

Chinese President Xi Jinping stresses that there will be no winners from a trade war or a new cold war amid increasing rivalry between the world's top two economies

AMID TENSIONS. Chinese President Xi Jinping warns against protectionism ahead of APEC Summit 2018. File photo by Fred Dufour/AFP

Duterte to skip last day of APEC summit

Nov 16, 2018 - 8:16 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte cuts short his trip to Papua New Guinea by a day. Cabinet members will represent him in a day's worth of APEC events.

Xi Jinping woos Pacific islands to curb Taiwan's influence

Nov 16, 2018 - 6:40 PM

Chinese leader Xi Jinping will meet with 7 Pacific islands heads before the APEC Summit

STATE VISIT. Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister Peter O'Neill (left) and China's President Xi Jinping at the opening of Independence Drive Boulevard in Port Moresby on November 16, 2018, ahead of the APEC Summit. Photo by Mark Schiefelbein/Pool/AFP

U.S., China rivalry to dominate APEC summit

Nov 16, 2018 - 11:23 AM

The high-profile trade war between the world's two largest economies – as well as tit-for-tat tariff measures – will also serve as a backdrop to what could be a tense gathering

APEC. This picture taken on November 13, 2018 shows the cruise ship Pacific Jewels, which will accommodate delegates and journalists at this year's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit, docking in Port Moresby. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

APEC summit: The Xi show by the sea shore

Nov 14, 2018 - 7:53 PM

Papua New Guinea is this week's host of the APEC summit, but looking around Port Moresby you could easily mistake that it is China's Xi Jinping who is calling the shots.

This picture taken on November 13, 2018 shows a guard (R) standing by a newly built Chinese-style gate at the hotel where Chinese President Xi Jinping and his delegation will stay, ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Port Moresby.  Saeed KHAN / AFP

Foreign troops pour into Papua New Guinea capital for APEC meet

Nov 12, 2018 - 10:19 AM

About 4,000 military personnel, around half of them foreign, will work with hundreds of police to patrol Port Moresby for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum from Saturday, attracting representatives from 21 nations

APEC PREPS. This photo taken on November 4, 2018 shows the Australian warship HMAS Adelaide moored off APEC Haus in Port Moresby ahead of the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit from November 17. Photo by Ness Kerton/AFP

HOAX: Kris Aquino wears ‘Imelda Marcos’ necklace’

Aug 22, 2018 - 11:21 AM

Kris Aquino had previously denied that the necklace she wore to the APEC Summit dinner belonged to Imelda Marcos

Yuchengcos, Ayalas plan merger of education businesses

Jan 08, 2018 - 5:05 PM

Yuchengco-owned iPeople Incorporated, operator of Mapua University, will be the surviving entity in the merger

SAKSIKAN: Presiden Trump coba ‘pendekatan’ ke Iriana Jokowi

Nov 12, 2017 - 1:45 PM

Trump turut mengucapkan selamat kepada Jokowi atas pernikahan putrinya

FOTO BERSAMA. Ibu Iriana, Presiden Jokowi dan Donald Trump berfoto bersama di sela makan malam di KTT APEC di Vietnam pada Jumat, 10 November. Foto diambil dari akun Twitter @KemenSetnegRI

Trump says Putin 'means it' with U.S. election meddling denials

Nov 12, 2017 - 8:29 AM

Trump says he repeatedly asked Putin about the claims during their chats at the APEC summit in Vietnam

BACKED. US President Trump says he believes in Russia President Putin. AFP Photo

Duterte 'sure' Trump won't raise drug war killings during PH visit

Nov 12, 2017 - 2:35 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he only received 'words of encouragement' from US President Donald Trump in their first encounter in Vietnam

BACK IN MANILA. President Rodrigo Duterte addresses the media on Sunday, November 12, after his arrival from Vietnam, where the 2017 APEC Summit took place. Screengrab from PTV video

Trump, Putin brush aside U.S. election claims at APEC summit

Nov 11, 2017 - 11:40 PM

The two leaders snatch brief but chummy discussions on the margins of the APEC Summit in Vietnam

PUTIN AND TRUMP. US President Donald Trump (R) and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk as they make their way to take the 'family photo' during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit in the central Vietnamese city of Danang on November 11, 2017. Photo by Jorge Silva/Pool/AFP

LOOK: Duterte, other leaders pose for family photo at APEC 2017

Nov 11, 2017 - 11:29 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte and 20 other world leaders attend the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting in Vietnam

FAMILY PHOTO. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte joins his fellow leaders from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member countries as they pose for the family photo at the Intercontinental Da Nang Resort in Vietnam on November 11, 2017. All photos by Robinson Niñal Jr/Presidential Photo

N. Korea brands Trump a 'warmonger' as his Asia tour moves to Hanoi

Nov 11, 2017 - 8:04 PM

Trump has repeatedly railed against North Korea as he urges the Asia-Pacific region to take a united front against the threat posed by the isolated nation

TRUMP IN VIETNAM. US President Donald Trump looks on from the presidential limo following his arrival at Hanoi's Noi Bai airport on November 11, 2017. Photo by Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP

Duterte, Putin eye stronger PH-Russia defense cooperation, trade

Nov 11, 2017 - 7:04 PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his officials tell President Rodrigo Duterte that Russian companies want to invest in the energy and transportation sectors in the Philippines

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets Russian President Vladimir Putin prior to the start of their bilateral meeting at the Vinpearl Da Nang Resort and Villas in Da Nang City, Vietnam on November 10, 2017. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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

The week in photos: November 4-10, 2017

Nov 11, 2017 - 3:52 PM

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

Images are projected onto the Louvre Pyramid in Paris at night on November 8, 2017 to mark the opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum on Saadiyat island in the Emirati capital.More than a decade in the making, the Louvre Abu Dhabi opened its doors on November 8, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Eric FEFERBERG

Selfie kings: Bong Go, Harry Roque pose with APEC leaders

Nov 11, 2017 - 2:30 PM

Some of the most historic encounters between Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and world leaders are documented by top aide Bong Go through selfies

Duterte, Trump meet for the first time

Nov 11, 2017 - 1:29 PM

'See you tomorrow,' US President Donald Trump supposedly tells Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte at their first encounter

Trudeau pulls brakes on TPP trade pact in APEC sideline drama

Nov 11, 2017 - 10:18 AM

(2nd UPDATE) Ministers save the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is accused of 'sabotaging' the trade deal that the US has already abandoned.

NOT READY. Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he's not ready to close the TPP deal. AFP file phot

Trump praises Philippines for closing gender gap

Nov 11, 2017 - 8:47 AM

US President Donald Trump makes these remarks ahead of his trip to the Philippines for ASEAN 2017

TRUMP IN VIETNAM. US President Donald Trump speaks on the final day of the APEC CEO Summit, part of the broader Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit, in the central Vietnamese city of Danang on November 10, 2017. Photo by Anthony Wallace/Pool/AFP

[OPINION] Asia-Pacific leaders’ trade opportunity

Nov 11, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Together, these 21 leaders will attempt to align their ideas for making trade between APEC economies work better in the common pursuit of growth and job creation back home, with enormous implications for their 3 billion constituents and the rebounding global economy

Roque sorry for tweeting 'Agnes Legarda,' not 'Christine Lagarde'

Nov 10, 2017 - 11:13 PM

(UPDATED) President Duterte's spokesman says he was probably thinking of UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard when he tweeted about IMF head Christine Lagarde

Duterte skips APEC 2017 gala dinner

Nov 10, 2017 - 10:39 PM

Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque says the Philippine leader had to coordinate the rescue of Vietnamese nationals held captive by the Abu Sayyaf

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go and Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III following a successful bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and other top government officials of the Russian Federation at the at the Vinpearl Da Nang Resort and Villas in Da Nang City, Vietnam on November 10, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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Nov 10, 2017 - 8:27 PM

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Duterte thanks Putin for weapons aid

Nov 10, 2017 - 4:21 PM

Rusia's military assistance comes 5 months after Duterte's visit to Moscow, which was cut short when the Marawi crisis erupted in May

Trump defiant on trade, vows to put 'America First'

Nov 10, 2017 - 3:33 PM

China's Xi Jinping is also set to deliver a speech, likely to present a competing narrative casting China as the leader of global free trade, a role vacated by America

DONALD TRUMP. US President Donald Trump speaks on the final day of the APEC CEO Summit, part of the broader Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit, in the central Vietnamese city of Danang on November 10, 2017. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Trump will not meet with Putin in Vietnam – White House

Nov 10, 2017 - 3:24 PM

Both Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin are attending the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in the city of Danang and there had been conflicting indications as to whether a face-to-face was on the cards

TRUMP AT APEC. US President Donald Trump speaks on the final day of the APEC CEO Summit, part of the broader Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit, in the central Vietnamese city of Danang on November 10, 2017. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

WATCH: Trump at the APEC CEO Summit 2017

Nov 10, 2017 - 3:01 PM

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Trump and Xi to set out competing trade visions at APEC

Nov 10, 2017 - 12:14 PM

In a day mixing big hitters of politics and business, Trump will share the venue with world leaders including Russia's Vladimir Putin, Japan's Shinzo Abe and China's Xi Jinping, who casts his country as the new architect of global free trade

TRUMP AND THE APEC SUMMIT. US President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One before flying to Vietnam to attend the annual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, at Beijing airport on November 10, 2017.  Photo by Jim Watson/ AFP

Duterte: APEC, ASEAN must help those left behind by globalization

Nov 09, 2017 - 5:53 PM

Addressing the APEC CEO Summit in Vietnam, the Philippine leader says America was the 'first victim of globalization' and urges regional blocs to help countries reap the benefits of free trade

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by Vietnam Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan as the President is accorded with welcome honors upon his arrival at the Da Nang International Airport in Vietnam on November 8, 2017 for his participation in the 25th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting (AELM). Malacañan Photo

Environmental group urges Duterte: Tell Justin Trudeau to get back trash

Nov 09, 2017 - 2:13 PM

'We are waiting on the President to make good on his campaign promise to hold Canada and Trudeau accountable for their trash,' says environmental group BAN Toxics, as both leaders attend the APEC Summit in Vietnam

CANADA TRASH. An environmental group renews its call for President Rodrigo Duterte to tell Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to bring back the trash that was illegally dumped in the Philippines in 2013. File photo from Change.org

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Nov 09, 2017 - 11:47 AM

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BURIED REEFS. A photo obtained by Rappler shows the status of reclamation activities in Keenan (Chigua) Reef in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) as of December 12, 2014.

Putin-Trump bilateral in Vietnam 'likely,' says Kremlin

Nov 08, 2017 - 10:21 PM

A Kremlin spokesman says 'Putin and Trump both have full programs and bilateral meetings, which have been arranged in advance and then there is the program of the summit itself'

MEETING. Russia's President Vladimir Putin gestures as he delivers a speech during a reception in Moscow on November 4, 2017, to maek Russian National Unity Day.  Photo by Alexander Nemenov/AFP

Duterte arrives in Vietnam for APEC Summit, bilateral meetings

Nov 08, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is set to have bilateral meetings with leaders like Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the APEC Summit

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte disembarks from the Philippine Airlines chartered flight upon his arrival at the Da Nang International Airport in Vietnam on November 8, 2017 for his participation in the 25th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting (AELM). Malacañan Photo

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Nov 08, 2017 - 7:52 PM

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Duterte to ask China to clarify plans in West PH Sea

Nov 08, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte plans to ask Chinese President Xi Jinping: 'What are the stakes? Do you want to control the passage or do we have the free passage?'

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Duterte's response to Trump if he brings up human rights? 'Lay off'

Nov 08, 2017 - 5:56 PM

'I will not go there as a subservient lackey of anyone,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, when asked about his expectations of his first meeting with US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the APEC Summit in Vietnam

President Rodrigo Roa Dutere, in his speech at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport prior to his departure for Vietnam on November 8, 2017, announces that he will talk about the economic imbalance and the impact of globalization on the countries who have been left behind during the APEC-ASEAN Dialogue. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

America first? Global trade on the block as Trump heads to APEC

Nov 08, 2017 - 2:21 PM

The future of global trade comes under the microscope this week as Donald Trump addresses Asia-Pacific leaders in Vietnam

WELCOME TO DANANG. A worker at the international airport walks past a signboard welcoming visitors to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in the central Vietnamese city of Danang on November 8, 2017. Anthony Wallace/AFP

Rappler Talk: What to expect from the 2017 APEC Summit

Nov 08, 2017 - 9:44 AM

This year's APEC summit will have trade as its top agenda

Duterte, Trump to finally meet in Vietnam APEC summit

Nov 06, 2017 - 11:26 AM

The Philippine President will be in Vietnam from November 8 to 11

27 dead as Typhoon Damrey batters Vietnam

Nov 05, 2017 - 5:19 PM

There are reports of lesser damage around 500 kilometres north in Danang, the coastal city which will host the APEC summit next weekend

TYPHOON DAMREY. Vietnamese soldiers help rescue a sunken fishing boat on a river in the central province of Phu Yen on November 5, 2017, a day after Typhoon Damrey hit central Vietnam. AFP PHOTO / Vietnam News Agency