48 hours in Busan: What to see, eat, and do

Jun 01, 2017 - 11:33 PM

Got 48 hours in Busan? Here s an itinerary to help you out

Trump's trade negotiator makes Asia debut at APEC talks

May 20, 2017 - 5:49 PM

Trump favors bilateral trade deals over the ambitious multilateral pacts of Barack Obama s administration

TRADE. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (R) attends the Asia-Pacifics Economic Cooperation (APEC) 23rd Ministers responsible for Trade Meeting at the National Convention Center in Hanoi on May 20, 2017. Photo by AFP

Mendag Enggar akan singgung soal bawang putih di KTT APEC Hanoi

May 19, 2017 - 7:08 PM

Mendag Enggar ingin memastikan harga bawang putih di pasar tradisional terjangkau oleh rakyat

TINJAU HARGA. Menteri Perdagangan, Enggartiasto Lukita tengah meninjau Pasar Sentral Hamadi, Jayapura untuk mengecek stok di bulan Ramadan dan Lebaran pada Selasa, 9 Mei. Foto diambil dari akun Twitter @Kemendag

Ex-congressman Valdez's trial for PDAF scam set to proceed

Mar 08, 2017 - 12:45 PM

The former Association of Philippine Electric Cooperatives representative is accused of pocketing P57 78 million in pork barrel

Diplomasi ‘DevPro’ Indonesia di Forum APEC

Feb 16, 2017 - 2:20 PM

Diplomasi sering bekerja dalam senyap padahal dampaknya – berhasil atau tidak – sangat luas

Family of missing teacher seeks help

Feb 11, 2017 - 6:59 PM

Paul Anthony Esguerra 26 posted cryptic Facebook status updates before he went missing

News Briefs: February 10, 2017

Feb 10, 2017 - 12:12 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Friday February 10

Pacific Plans execs face estafa complaint before DOJ

Jan 23, 2017 - 7:03 PM

This is not the first time plan holders have filed a complaint against the Yuchengcos and tried to recover their lost investments

DEFUNCT PACIFIC PLANS. Named respondents in the case are the firms' top executives including Alfonso Yuchengco, Alfonso Yuchengco III, Ambrosio Padilla, George Dee, Helen Dee, Paul Sycip and 30 others. Image from Google Maps

Duterte avoided Obama at APEC to prevent 'awkward situation'

Dec 13, 2016 - 7:36 AM

I did not have a bum stomach; do not believe it That was just an excuse says President Rodrigo Duterte who had been criticized for missing key events in his first APEC meeting

'AWKWARD SITUATION.' Now it can be told: President Duterte deliberately skipped APEC summit events to avoid interacting with US President Barack Obama

Ketika JK ngobrol dengan Obama tentang janji Presiden-terpilih Trump

Dec 11, 2016 - 9:49 AM

Wapres juga ingatkan ketimpangan sosial yang melebar sebagai dampak masalah politik dan ekonomi

Wapres RI Jusuf Kalla didampingi istrinya saat tiba di Lima, Peru, untuk hadiri APEC, pada 18 November 2016. Foto dari Twitter/@Pak_JK

Duterte's absences in summits: What we're missing

Nov 26, 2016 - 7:30 AM

President Duterte who skipped important events in the last two summits he joined will himself host an international conference in 2017

COUNTRY'S TOP DIPLOMAT. President Rodrigo Duterte participates in the general dialogue at the APEC Leaders' Summit in Lima, Peru on November 19. Photo by SIMEON CELI JR./ Presidential Photo

Duterte on Putin: We've become fast friends

Nov 21, 2016 - 7:10 PM

Mukhang parang magkakilala na kami nang matagal says Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte about his new friend Russian President Vladimir Putin

MEETING HIS HERO. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte can't help but smile upon meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin in Lima, Peru. Photo from SAP Christopher Go

Wapres Kalla: Indonesia usung ‘RICE’ untuk perdagangan bebas Asia Pasifik

Nov 21, 2016 - 5:51 PM

Jusuf Kalla juga menyebutkan 3 langkah untuk mengantisipasi lambannya pertumbuhan ekonomi global

Wapres RI Jusuf Kalla (keempat dari kanan baris depan) saat menghadiri APEC di Lima, Peru, pada 20 November 2016. Foto dari Kantor Wakil Presiden RI

Duterte in Peru, Marcos burial, Pence and 'Hamilton' | Midday wRap

Nov 21, 2016 - 1:06 PM

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Putin invites Duterte to visit Russia

Nov 21, 2016 - 12:30 PM

Cabinet officials say Russian President Vladimir Putin lauded Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte for his firm moves during their much anticipated bilateral meeting

TWO PRESIDENTS. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Russian President Vladimir Putin hold a meeting in the presence of their ministers. Malacañang Press Pool photo

Duterte skips APEC family photo session, meetings

Nov 21, 2016 - 9:17 AM

UPDATED Duterte blames jetlag for his absence at traditional APEC events like the family photo of heads of state where Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr stood in for him

NO SHOW. Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr represents President Duterte at a photo of leaders taken on the second day of the 24th APEC Leaders' Meeting in Lima, Peru on November 20, 2016. Photo by KING RODRIGUEZ/ Presidential Photo

APEC 2016: After poncho mockery, world leaders tone it down in Peru with shawls

Nov 21, 2016 - 8:24 AM

By opting for shawls rather than ponchos Peru may have been seeking to avoid the mockery that accompanied its hosting of the 2008 APEC summit

FAMILY PHOTO. The traditional 'family photo' on the final day of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit at the Lima Convention Centre in Lima on November 20, 2016. (Front L to R) Australia PM Malcolm Turnbull, Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Canada PM Justin Trudeau, Chile Pres. Michelle Bachelet, China Pres. Xi Jinping, Peru Pres. Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, Indonesia VP Jusuf Kalla, Japan PM Shinzo Abe, South Korea PM Hwang Kyo-Ahn, Malaysia PM Najib Razak and (back L to R) Mexico Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo, New Zealand PM John Key, Papua New Guinea PM Peter O'Neill, Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay, Russia Pres. Vladimir Putin, Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong, Taiwan representative James Soong, Thailand Deputy PM Prajin Juntong, US Pres. Barack Obama and Vietnam Pres. Tran Dai Quang. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Asia-Pacific leaders defend trade against Trump tide

Nov 21, 2016 - 12:50 AM

US President elect Donald Trump s attacks on free trade deals are causing jitters in the Pacific Rim

China's President Xi Jinping (L) and others listen to US President Barack Obama (R) make a statement before a meeting November 19, 2016 in Lima, Peru. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski

Jusuf Kalla bertemu Mark Zuckerberg, apa yang dibahas?

Nov 20, 2016 - 11:14 AM

Facebook tawarkan solusi masalah konektivitas di Indonesia dengan gunakan drone

Wapres RI Jusuf Kalla didampingi istrinya saat tiba di Lima, Peru, untuk hadiri APEC, pada 18 November 2016. Foto dari Twitter/@Pak_JK

APEC: China pushes free trade as Trump leaves void

Nov 20, 2016 - 8:42 AM

UPDATED Chinese President Xi Jinping pushes Beijing s free trade plans at a summit of Asia Pacific leaders stepping up to fill the void left by US President elect Donald Trump s protectionism

APEC 2016. Leaders take part in the start of the ABAC and APEC Leaders' Dialogue at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Lima on November 19, 2016. Rodrigo Buendia/AFP

Turning other cheek, Mexican president vows Trump talks

Nov 20, 2016 - 7:29 AM

Mexico like the rest of the world is about to begin a new era in our relations with the United States and in trade terms we want to give that relationship its fair value says Mexico s President Enrique Pena Nieto

NEW PHASE. In this file photo, then US presidential candidate Donald Trump (R) and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto prepare to deliver a joint press conference in Mexico City on August 31, 2016. File photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

Duterte meets his 'idol' Putin

Nov 20, 2016 - 2:34 AM

Russian President Vladimir Putin appears delighted to meet President Rodrigo Duterte in Lima Peru where they are attending the APEC Leaders Summit

BILATERAL MEETING. President Duterte talks about his administration's campaign against illegal drugs with President Putin. Malacañang Press Pool photo

Duterte has new-found love for barong

Nov 19, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Duterte’s almost 5 months in the presidency has changed at least one thing about him: his opinion on the national attire

MEDIA NIGHT. President Duterte talks casually to journalists during a dinner he hosted for them on November 15, 2016. Photo by ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo

Marcos burial, Rodrigo Duterte, Floyd Mayweather | 6PM wRap

Nov 18, 2016 - 10:52 PM

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China heads to APEC summit strengthened by Trump win

Nov 18, 2016 - 8:44 PM

The near certain death of the arduously negotiated not yet ratified 12 nation agreement leaves a vacuum that China – which was excluded from the Trans Pacific Partnership – is keen to fill with its own proposed deals

APEC SUMMIT. General view of the Lima Convention Center (L) during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit on November 17, 2016. Photo by Ernesto Benavides/AFP

Yasay, Kerry agree to boost Philippines-U.S. ties

Nov 18, 2016 - 10:45 AM

The meeting comes almost a month after President Rodrigo Duterte announced the Philippines supposed military and economic separation from the US

YASAY-KERRY MEETING. Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr meets with US Secretary of State John Kerry on November 17, 2016, on the sidelines of the APEC ministerial meeting in Lima, Peru. Photo by Robinson Ninal/Presidential Photo

Rodrigo Duterte, PH economy, United States | 6PM wRap

Nov 17, 2016 - 7:06 PM

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Duterte may lecture APEC leaders on 'finer points of civilization'

Nov 17, 2016 - 4:41 PM

The Philippine leader says he is not aware of what would be discussed at the APEC meeting in Peru but he has practiced his lecture to fellow leaders who would make the mistake of criticizing him

DUTERTE THE DIPLOMAT. President Duterte delivers a message at the Davao International Airport on November 17, 2016 before leaving for Lima, Peru to attend APEC Leaders' Meeting. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Duterte threatens PH withdrawal from ICC

Nov 17, 2016 - 2:47 PM

The International Criminal [Court] is useless says the Philippine leader who has been called out by the ICC for possible human rights violations in his anti drugs campaign

DUTERTE'S THREATS. President Rodrigo Duterte presides over the board meeting with the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) at the State Dining Hall inside the Malacañang Palace on November 14, 2016. Photo by SIMEON CELI JR/Presidential Photo

Asia-Pacific leaders talk trade in a Trump world

Nov 17, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Here are 3 big factors looming over the 21 nation Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Lima Peru

A man arrives at the convention centre prior to the upcoming APEC Finance Ministerial Meeting, in Lima, on October 12, 2016. Ernesto Benavides/AFP

5 die in Lima fire near hotel for APEC attendees

Nov 17, 2016 - 8:38 AM

Official: This is an isolated event that has nothing to do with APEC

General view of a shopping mall in the high-end Miraflores district after a fire broke out, in Lima on November 16, 2016. Rene Vita/AFP

WATCH: Obama urges 'course correction' on globalization

Nov 16, 2016 - 8:19 PM

UPDATED When we see people global elites wealthy corporations seemingly living by a different set of rules avoiding taxes manipulating loopholes this feeds a profound sense of injustice Obama says

US President Barack Obama holds a press conference with the Greek prime minister (not seen) after their meeting at the Maximos Mansion in Athens on November 15, 2016.  Yorhos Karahalis/Pool/AFP

Duterte seeking meeting with Putin at APEC Summit

Nov 15, 2016 - 11:49 PM

The President says he wants the Philippines and Russia to be the best of friends

'BEST OF FRIENDS.' President Rodrigo Duterte meets with Russian Ambassador Igor Khovaev a day before departing for Peru to participate in the APEC Summit. Photo by Albert Alcain/PPD

Obama in Europe to reassure allies

Nov 15, 2016 - 6:10 PM

With Europeans worried by Trump s downplaying of the importance of the NATO alliance Obama says Washington had to resist the urge of isolationism

US President Barack Obama and his Greek counterpart Prokopis Pavlopoulos (L) review a presidential honor guard during the official welcoming ceremony at the presidential palace in Athens on November 15, 2016. Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP

Asia-Pacific leaders to talk trade in a Trump world

Nov 15, 2016 - 4:00 PM

This year s APEC Summit to be held in Peru may be unlike any other coming on the heels of Trump s shock win in the November 8 election

READY FOR APEC. A worker sweeps the front stairs of the convention centre prior to the upcoming APEC Finance Ministerial Meeting, in Lima, on October 12, 2016. Ernesto Benavides/AFP

5 things to expect from Duterte at APEC 2016 in Peru

Nov 14, 2016 - 2:25 PM

Will Duterte meet with US President Obama or Russian President Putin? What s his schedule like during the two day summit? Here are things you should know

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte arrives at Bangkok Royal Air Force Base on November 9, 2016 to pay his last respect to the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej. TOTO LOZANO/Presidential Photo

Obama on farewell tour to Europe fearful of 'Trump effect'

Nov 14, 2016 - 10:03 AM

In the name of a peaceful transition the American president must now do his best to reassure his European counterparts about the future of American democracy under a President Trump

President-elect Donald Trump (L) listens as U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office November 10, 2016 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

APEC education ministers tackle inclusive, quality education

Oct 07, 2016 - 12:42 PM

The APEC ministers agree on the need to develop international cooperation programs and strategic partnerships that will provide economies with the capacity to increase their competitiveness and improve youth employability

Classroom file photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte vs drugs, APEC expenses, Pakistani celebrity | 12PM wRap

Jul 18, 2016 - 12:53 PM

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Office of the President expenses surge in 2015 due to APEC

Jul 18, 2016 - 1:15 AM

While the Commission on Audit says it has no negative findings on the increase itself it notes that implementing agencies failed to liquidate funds

AQUINO'S SHOW. Former Philippine President Benigno Aquino III inspects the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) on Tuesday, November 10, 2015. The PICC is the venue of the main APEC leaders' meeting. Photo by Joseph Vidal/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Pama's advice to next NDRRMC chief? 'Coordination, teamwork'

Jun 29, 2016 - 6:46 PM

Alexander Pama the outgoing executive director of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council says saving a lot of lives is his proudest legacy

DRRM IN PH. Alexander Pama talks to Rappler about his achievements and the challenges he faced as the country's disaster management chief. Screenshot from Rappler

#AdCampXVI: Bringing local brands to the global stage

Apr 06, 2016 - 1:32 PM

Localize to globalize? Get insights at this year s Advertising Camp in Iloilo

Duterte: Subic was better venue for APEC summit

Feb 10, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Rodrigo Duterte unleashes his fury over the Aquino administration for holding the high profile event in congested Metro Manila

'COMMON SENSE.' Rodrigo Duterte says, 'If you live in a nipa hut, do not throw a banquet for the entire village.' Rappler file photo

PLDT Smart SME Nation: Using digital to build opportunities for local businesses

Jan 29, 2016 - 5:39 PM

The digital evolution has disrupted the way global businesses work In the PH it can empower the massive industry of MSMEs

Tighter security for IEC in Cebu after Jakarta attacks

Jan 23, 2016 - 7:36 PM

UPDATED The international conference is taking place more than a week after the deadly terrorist attacks in Jakarta

CRADLE OF CHRISTIANITY. A Catholic procession is held outside the venue of the 51st International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) in Cebu City. The IEC runs from January 24 to 31, 2016. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Ayala's APEC Schools offers 3,500 senior HS seats for free

Jan 21, 2016 - 5:36 PM

It is our goal that as many Filipinos as possible should have access to modern and tech enabled learning systems

How will Philippine MSMEs fare in 2016?

Jan 16, 2016 - 10:13 AM

The conditions to grow are already in place but it is up to micro small and medium enterprises to seize the opportunities

From Basket Case. Gigi Phua-Lim, an entrepreneur who started as an art collector, talks to customer in her booth at the IMC. She hopes to promote Filipino artists and hopefully foreign artists through the reproduction of their works on everyday wear. Photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

PDAF: Slow-moving corruption issue

Dec 23, 2015 - 9:30 AM

Given the slow movement of proceedings in 2015 conviction is unlikely under the present administration

Business in PH: The winners and losers in 2015

Dec 21, 2015 - 12:45 AM

With big ticket events like the visit of Pope Francis and the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit there were business sectors that gained and lost in 2015

SET TO LEAD. The Philippine economy is ready for take-off and the country needs a leader who continue reforms, implement inclusive growth initiatives and inspire the nation to be united in moving forward

Top 10 Facebook moments in 2015 for Filipinos

Dec 19, 2015 - 7:00 PM

What topics did you like comment on or share this 2015? Rappler picks the top global and national events that dominated the Facebook news feeds of Filipinos