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Duterte off to India on January 24 for ASEAN commemorative summit

Jan 19, 2018 - 11:32 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte will be in New Delhi from January 24 to 26, his first foreign trip for 2018

Leaders from the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) chaired by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte along with India Prime Minister Narendra Modi do the ASEAN handshake as they pose for a photo prior to the start of 12th ASEAN-India at the Philippine International Convention Center on November 14, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Alab Pilipinas bounces back big with lopsided victory over Mono Vampire

Jan 14, 2018 - 10:15 PM

The Philippine team keeps its promise to show 'unselfish basketball' in the ASEAN Basketball League

UNSELFISH BASKETBALL. Brownlee leads Alab in scoring and passing. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Renaldo Balkman wants to meet with Arwind Santos over lunch

Jan 11, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Balkman and Santos have let bygones be bygones

LUNCH? Renaldo Balkman will be looking for our local "Spiderman" Santos. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Parks deems Alab loss a 'blessing in disguise', clamors for support to local players

Jan 11, 2018 - 10:00 AM

'Finally, I mean it’s just giving about what the team needs'

SUPPORT LOCAL. Bobby Ray Parks Jr. calls everyone to appreciate the entirety of the Alab Pilipinas team. Photo from ASEAN Basketball League

Singapore Slingers exact revenge on Alab Pilipinas in ABL rematch

Jan 10, 2018 - 10:02 PM

Alab Pilipinas fails to nab their 4th straight win in the ABL

Balkman, Brownlee power Alab Pilipinas to 3rd straight victory

Jan 07, 2018 - 6:16 PM

Alab Pilipinas avenges their lackluster performance against the Slingers in their last meeting

SPARK. Renaldo Balkman sparks the Alab Pilipinas offense in the second half. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

New ASEAN chief vows disaster relief boost after deadly storms

Jan 05, 2018 - 3:43 PM

'Our region is disaster-prone,' Lim Jock Hoi says at his inauguration ceremony at ASEAN's Secretariat in Jakarta. 'This underscores the need to strengthen ASEAN cooperation in disaster management and humanitarian assistance.'

LIM JOCK HOI. Lim Jock Hoi (R), the new Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), delivers his speech during a handover signing ceremony for his post in Jakarta on January 5, 2018. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/ AFP

Renaldo Balkman hopes for a second chance in the PBA

Jan 04, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Renaldo Balkman hopes to earn his redemption on the court, both with his play and his attitude

BACK IN THE GAME. Renaldo Balkman holds out hope that he can one day serve as an import again in the PBA despite being banned for a choking incident. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Alapag kept his 3-year promise to bring Balkman back to PH basketball

Jan 04, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Jimmy Alapag first spoke to Renaldo Balkman about playing again in the Philippines at the 2014 World Cup. It came to fruition Wednesday in San Juan

RETURN TO PHILIPPINES. 'I’m still thanking [Alapag] because he kept his promise so I’ll keep my promise to him of winning a championship,' says Renaldo Balkman. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Renaldo Balkman comes up big in his Alab Pilipinas debut

Jan 03, 2018 - 11:20 PM

Balkmans shows what he is capable of in Alab's victory over the Dragons

PEACE. After his incident in the PBA, Balkman has gone one with his basketball career in peace. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Balkman, Brownlee make immediate impact as Alab Pilipinas defeats Malaysia

Jan 03, 2018 - 10:13 PM

Alab Pilipinas ends a 3-game losing streak as Justin Brownlee and Renaldo Balkman make their presence felt in the ABL

RETURN. Renaldo Balkman was victorious in his first game in the Philippines since being banned from the PBA. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

[OPINION] Xi Jinping – in Duterte's footsteps, so to speak...

Jan 02, 2018 - 11:33 AM

The 'best' and 'worst' in Asia 2017

Renaldo Balkman will return to PH basketball with Alab Pilipinas

Jan 01, 2018 - 2:50 AM

Balkman and Justin Brownlee will reinforce the Tanduay Alab Pilipinas team in the ASEAN Basketball League

BACK IN THE COUNTRY. Renaldo Balkman will try to redeem himself with Filipino fans in his first stint in the Philippines since being being banned from the PBA. Photo by Pedja Milosavljevic/AFP

[WATCH] 20 stories in 2017: War, impunity, and disinformation

Dec 29, 2017 - 9:37 PM

The war on drugs, the Marawi siege, the ASEAN Summit, and global disinformation gripped the nation this year. Rappler’s yearender video takes you through 20 of 2017's top stories

House urges Duterte to exempt BIMP-EAGA from travel tax

Dec 22, 2017 - 5:44 PM

House Resolution 1463 seeks to grant the travel tax exemption 'to help enhance trade, tourism, and investments in the said area'

Duterte pokes fun at Trump, Medvedev eating habits during ASEAN dinner

Dec 21, 2017 - 8:00 PM

US President Donald Trump turned his salad into 'little mountains' on his plate while Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ate everything on his plate without paying heed to his security, shares Duterte about his ASEAN dinner tablemates

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte clinks glasses with US President Donald Trump after the Philippine President proposed a toast during the gala dinner hosted by the Philippines for the for the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states and dialogue partners at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on November 12, 2017. Joining the President is his partner Honeylet. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Roel Abelgas' talent rubs off on chess youngsters

Dec 19, 2017 - 9:32 AM

Abelgas' patience allows him to see the inner talent of his students in chess

LIVING HIS TEACHINGS. Abelgas continues to show prowess in chess which rubs off onto his students. Photo from Facebook

Rappler journalists win ILO global media awards

Dec 18, 2017 - 8:01 PM

Rappler journalists Camille Elemia, Ana Santos, and Sofia Tomacruz win the International Labour Organization 2017 Global Media Competition on Labor Migration for coverage on fair recruitment of migrant workers

LOOK: Duterte cartoon appears on 'The Simpsons'

Dec 16, 2017 - 6:57 PM

A new 'Simpsons' episode shows the awkward handshake between Presidents Rodrigo Duterte and Donald Trump during the ASEAN Summit

CAMEO. President Rodrigo Duterte appears on The Simpsons Season 29 "Mueller Meets Trump" episode. Screengrab from Animation on Fox YouTube

Bill on job-skills mismatch hurdles final reading in Senate

Dec 12, 2017 - 10:53 AM

Senate Bill 1456 or the proposed Philippine Qualifications Framework Act aims to bring together labor market and education stakeholders to craft an integrated system that prevents job-skills mismatch

JOB FAIR. Thousands of job seekers troop the Quezon City Hall on Labor Day, May 1, to seek for job opportunities at the DOLE's Job Fair. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Awards shows, Marawi siege, Miss Universe: Top Twitter PH moments of 2017

Dec 06, 2017 - 5:53 PM

Some of the most tweeted 2017 moments in the Philippines include AlDub, MayWard, KathNiel, Nadine Lustre, BTS, Miss Universe, and more

Philippines rules ASEAN age group chess championship

Dec 06, 2017 - 4:23 PM

Victory really hypnotizes, especially in the eyes of Filipino chess fans who hunger for more achievements

'Birdshot' actress Mary Joy Apostol wins Best Actress in ASEAN film awards

Nov 30, 2017 - 11:27 AM

Singapore's 'A Yellow Bird' wins best film

Dela Rosa on war on drugs, MILF on BBL, LTO revokes Lopez license | Evening wRap

Nov 27, 2017 - 8:45 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

LTO cancels Maria Isabel Lopez's driver's license

Nov 27, 2017 - 1:30 PM

(UPDATED) The actress will not be allowed to reapply for a license in the next two years, and must also pay P8,000 in fines

How climate change affects ASEAN affairs

Nov 25, 2017 - 5:08 PM

'ASEAN has a big role to play as a conduit for regional and global cooperation to address climate change'

CHANGING INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS. Climate patterns may affect international relations through humanitarian crises, migration threats, and an increasing need for greater imports of vital goods

[OPINION | Newspoint] A summit of lost chances

Nov 25, 2017 - 11:37 AM

Indeed, if any summiteer came away truly happy, it must be China

ASEAN Unity Park to rise in Batangas

Nov 24, 2017 - 4:02 PM

The ASEAN Unity Park will be located in the future 40-hectare campus of FAITH Colleges in Balete, Batangas, an area near Lake Taal, one of the country's premier tourism destinations

ARTIST’S PERSPECTIVE. The planned ASEAN Unity Park in Balete, Batangas, will showcase trees and plant species common to the 10 ASEAN countries.

ASEAN’s existential question

Nov 23, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Can it have a united voice on the South China Sea and achieve peace in these contested waters?

Australia, SE Asia join forces to choke militant financing

Nov 22, 2017 - 3:18 PM

The new alliance aims to disrupt the funding of militant groups through enhanced financial intelligence sharing, Australian Justice Minister Michael Keenan says

DESTRUCTION This photo taken on October 25, 2017, shows bombed-out buildings inside of what was the main battle area between government troops and ISIS-inspired Muslim militants in Marawi. Ted Aljibe/AFP

[OPINION] Why democracy's not a constraint to infrastructure, development

Nov 22, 2017 - 8:20 AM

In authoritarian regimes, infrastructure projects are subject to large commissions, bribes, and kickbacks, and this often compromises their quantity and quality

AFP on NPA, Orbos on jeepney modernization, Locsin on Rohingya | Midday wRap

Nov 20, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

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

ASEAN 2017: A wasted opportunity for the West Philippine Sea

Nov 20, 2017 - 11:00 AM

'The Philippines' chairmanship wasn't just a missed opportunity; it significantly weakened ASEAN's standing on political-security matters,' Southeast Asia expert Gregory Poling tells Rappler

ASEAN CHAIR. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte approaches the podium to deliver his keynote address during 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. Malacañang photo

Standhardinger shines as Hong Kong edges Alab Pilipinas

Nov 19, 2017 - 11:33 PM

Christian Standhardinger leads the defending champions in their opening campaign in the ABL

SHINING. Christian Standhardinger plays for Hong Kong Eastern in the ABL. Photo by Richard Esguerra

Southeast Asia's poorest mostly Filipinos, Indonesians – ASEAN report

Nov 19, 2017 - 2:55 PM

The report notes, however, that extreme poverty in the region dropped to 7% as of 2013 from a high of 17% in 2005

A man living under the Estero de Vitas bridge washes clothes at his home in Tondo in Manila on July 16, 2017. The Philippine economy has sustained one of the fastest growth rates in Asia, official data showed on May 18, 2017 which analysts said signalled strong economic leadership from President Rodrigo Duterte even as he wages a deadly drug war. / AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

IN PHOTOS: PH, Australian troops train in urban warfare

Nov 19, 2017 - 2:08 PM

Fighting terrorism is the main concern among leaders who attended the ASEAN Summit and Related Summits held in Manila

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, November 13-19, 2017

Nov 19, 2017 - 12:52 PM

Must-watch videos from this week

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

Protests more 'amazing' in PH: Trump effigy wows Jimmy Kimmel, foreign netizens

Nov 17, 2017 - 10:53 PM

'Comparatively, our protests here suck. I mean, where did they get that giant Trump fidget spinner? That's amazing!'

Alvarez on Uson and Roque, Abu Sayyaf members arrested, Andanar on keyboard army | Evening wRap

Nov 17, 2017 - 9:04 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

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

PH, Bank of China seal deal for $200-M 'Panda bond' offering

Nov 17, 2017 - 4:57 PM

The Philippine government will be the issuer while the Bank of China will be the lead underwriter in a 1.2 billion RMB offering aimed at Chinese investors

Arrested Abu Sayyaf planned ASEAN Summit attack – PNP

Nov 17, 2017 - 11:32 AM

Police say one of the suspects cased malls, a park, and the PICC – the venue of the ASEAN Summit – ahead of the international event

ABU SAYYAF MEMBERS. Police present3 members of the Abu Sayyaf Group who allegedly planned to launch an attack during the ASEAN Summit. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

A region in panic: ASEAN doubles down against ISIS threat

Nov 17, 2017 - 11:05 AM

World leaders understand that the ISIS threat is not over and a war could erupt again – in their countries, if not in the Philippines – as they expect the return of Asian fighters from the Middle East

URBAN WARFARE. The war in Marawi City challenged Filipino troops used to fighting in the jungles. Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, November 17, 2017

Nov 17, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday.

Environmental groups urge PH, ASEAN to join global coal phase-out

Nov 17, 2017 - 9:36 AM

Studies show coal is projected to rise in the whole ASEAN region in the next few years

What #ASEAN2017 accomplished: How much do they matter?

Nov 16, 2017 - 8:00 PM

From migrants' rights to a code of conduct, here’s what came out of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit

LOOK: What First Ladies wore at the 31st ASEAN Summit

Nov 16, 2017 - 8:00 PM

This is how First Ladies dress on the world stage

STATE STYLE. The spouses of ASEAN leaders make interesting fashion choices at the 31st ASEAN Summit. Photo from Twitter.com/MYembassymanila

Maria Isabel Lopez appeals to LTO to grant her 'senior citizen discount'

Nov 16, 2017 - 7:59 PM

Maria Isabel Lopez appears before the LTO but has yet to submit a formal written appeal for breaking into the special ASEAN lanes