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Startups tapped to rescue disaster-prone ASEAN region

Oct 16, 2017 - 12:34 PM

'Startups to the Resque' relies on the spirit and dynamism of the youth to propose solutions for disaster resilience and recovery

Malaysia hits ASEAN Chairman's Statement on Myanmar crisis

Sep 25, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Malaysia says the ASEAN Chairman's Statement released by the Philippines is a 'misrepresentation of the reality of the situation' in Myanmar's Rakhine

REFUGEE CAMP. A Rohingya refugee shelters from the sun under an umbrella while looking on at the refugee camp of Balukhali, near the locality of Ukhia on September 21, 2017. Dominique Faget/AFP

ASEAN to sign Hong Kong free trade deal in November

Sep 10, 2017 - 1:18 PM

Hong Kong also completes negotiations on an investment pact with ASEAN says Philippine Trade Undersecretary Ceferino Rodolfo

TRADE CENTRAL. Shipping containers stacked at a port terminal in Hong Kong on July 6, 2012. Dale dela Rey/AFP

At 50, ASEAN faces unpleasant reality check

Aug 27, 2017 - 10:35 AM

At 50 can ASEAN step forward to be the agenda setter putting in place the rules and norms of a regional order governed by international law?

IN PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of ASEAN meetings

Aug 13, 2017 - 10:00 AM

After nearly a week of grueling coverage here s an alternative look at the recently concluded ASEAN meetings hosted by the Philippines

HARD AT WORK. Photographers try to get the best shots in a press conference at the International Media Center in Conrad Manila. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DFA defends Cayetano claim on China reclamation

Aug 11, 2017 - 3:49 PM

The DFA says the Philippines position on the South China Sea dispute is always based on the latest intelligence we have on the ground

TOP DIPLOMAT. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano speaks at the closing ceremony of the 50th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting and Related Meetings at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City. Photo courtesy of ASEAN Media Pool

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Aug 11, 2017 - 10:30 AM

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Photos prove Cayetano, Wang wrong on China reclamation

Aug 10, 2017 - 9:50 AM

CSIS releases photos that show China didn t stop its reclamation activities in 2015 as claimed by Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi

Photo courtesy of CSIS/AMTI and DigitalGlobe

Don't tell us what to do, PH tells countries on sea dispute

Aug 09, 2017 - 10:20 PM

The problem of territorial disputes between China and the Philippines is between China and the Philippines says Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano

SEA ROW. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano holds a press conference on August 8, 2017, that tackled a range of topics including the Philippines' dispute with China over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

WATCH: Philippines holds parade to mark 50th year of ASEAN

Aug 09, 2017 - 8:25 PM

The parade is held from Rizal Park in Manila to the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City

ASEAN ANNIVERSARY. Children dance during the ASEAN grand parade in Manila on August 8, 2017. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

PH admits not pushing ASEAN to hit China island building

Aug 08, 2017 - 8:20 PM

Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says he didn t want to include China s aggressive behavior in the ASEAN foreign ministers joint statement

ISLAND BUILDING. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says the Philippines did not push ASEAN to include China's island building activities in their recently issued statement. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte tells North Korean minister: 'We'd be good dialogue partner'

Aug 08, 2017 - 8:10 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warmly welcomes North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho to Manila

Australia donates nearly P800 million for Marawi

Aug 08, 2017 - 4:05 PM

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says this donation will be given to the Philippines over a period of 4 years

TOP DIPLOMAT. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop attends ASEAN meetings hosted by the Philippines. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

At ASEAN anniv, Duterte warns against protectionism

Aug 08, 2017 - 3:55 PM

The Philippine President describes the Obama led Trans Pacific Partnership as a dream that [is] no longer there under the Trump administration

China claims ASEAN statement not hitting them

Aug 08, 2017 - 12:36 PM

On land reclamation in the South China Sea Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says Maybe the countries that are talking about it are the ones doing it

IN MANILA. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi attends the 50th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting and Related Meetings hosted by the Philippines. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LIVE: ASEAN 50th Anniversary Grand Celebration

Aug 08, 2017 - 9:12 AM

Watch the grand 50th anniversary celebration of ASEAN on Rappler on Tuesday August 8

Road closures for the August 8 ASEAN parade

Aug 07, 2017 - 6:03 PM

This is to make way for the ASEAN parade and lighting activity which ends the week long foreign ministers meeting

ROAD CLOSURES. Commuters are expected to adjust to the temporary traffic routes on Tuesday, August 8. Rappler file photo

U.S., Australia, Japan to PH: Follow the ruling you won

Aug 07, 2017 - 5:13 PM

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop voice their strong opposition to coercive unilateral actions in the disputed South China Sea

HAGUE RULING. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano echoes President Rodrigo Duterte's stance to downplay the Hague ruling won by the Philippines against China in July 2016. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

ASEAN accreditation granted to 14 bloggers – Andanar

Aug 07, 2017 - 2:56 PM

With their IDs bloggers were given access to the International Media Center press kits lunch buffet and various activities organized for media like Media Night All these are paid for by taxpayers money

Government officials holds the Mindanao Hour press briefing on the situation in Marawi at Conrad Hotel in Pasay on August 4, 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Russian vote meddling led to 'serious mistrust', says Tillerson

Aug 07, 2017 - 12:12 PM

After meeting Sergei Lavrov in Manila Rex Tillerson said he had also warned him Washington was deciding on a response to the Kremlin s decision to order a cut in the size of the US mission in Moscow

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson gives an opening statement during the ASEAN-US Ministerial meeting of the 50th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) regional security forum in suburban Manila on August 6, 2017. Erik De Castro/Pool/AFP

U.S. tells North Korea to end missile tests for talks

Aug 07, 2017 - 12:07 PM

UPDATED Washington s top diplomat said Kim Jong Un s regime must halt ballistic missile tests if it wanted to talk to the United States about resolving the standoff

Coverage of an ICBM missile test is displayed on a screen in a public square in Pyongyang on July 29, 2017. Kim Won-Jin/AFP

North Korea rejects South's talks offer – report

Aug 07, 2017 - 10:08 AM

UPDATED North Korea rejects offers of talks from the South during a rare exchange between the two rivals foreign ministers Seoul s Yonhap news agency reports

South Korea's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha (R) delivers a statement during the ASEAN-Republic of Korea (ROK) Ministerial Meeting at the 50th ASEAN regional security forum in Manila on August 6, 2017. Noel Celis/Pool/AFP

ASEAN talks tough vs China island building

Aug 06, 2017 - 9:25 PM

UPDATED Southeast Asian foreign ministers defy expectations that they will issue a weaker statement at the end of their Manila meeting

China Foreign Minister Wang Yi link arms with other foreign ministers of the ten Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members during the ASEAN-China Ministerial Meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City on Sunday, August 06, 2017. (POOL/KJ ROSALES)

China warns ASEAN vs 'outside parties' in South China Sea

Aug 06, 2017 - 6:45 PM

This comes after foreign ministers of ASEAN and China adopted the framework of a Code of Conduct in the disputed South China Sea

CHINA'S TOP DIPLOMAT Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi grants an interview with reporters on August 6, 2017, during the 50th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting and Related Meetings. ASEAN pool photo

China urges North Korea to make 'smart' decision after sanctions

Aug 06, 2017 - 3:58 PM

UPDATED Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi also emphasizes that negotiations are the only way to solve the issue after the United States leaves open the possibility of military action against Kim Jong Un s regime

ALLIES. China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) shakes hands with North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho (L) during their bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) regional security forum in Manila on August 6, 2017. Stringer/Pool/AFP

ASEAN ministers endorse framework code in South China Sea

Aug 05, 2017 - 5:07 PM

3rd UPDATE The Philippines says it prefers a legally binding Code of Conduct in the South China Sea but the caveat is we have to have an effective Code of Conduct

TOP DIPLOMAT. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano (right) leads the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting held in Manila on August 5, 2017. ASEAN pool photo

U.S.' Tillerson, China, North Korea ministers attending ASEAN meetings in PH

Aug 02, 2017 - 11:52 AM

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho will be in Manila to dialogue with their Southeast Asian counterparts

Police ready to secure 1,700 VIPs for ASEAN meetings

Aug 01, 2017 - 3:21 PM

Metro Manila police are determined to ensure no terror attacks will disrupt the ASEAN events to be held from August 2 to 8

ASEAN, China ministers to endorse sea code framework this week

Aug 01, 2017 - 1:57 PM

The endorsement by the foreign ministers is expected to kickstart talks on the actual Code of Conduct in the South China Sea

TIMELINE: Agreements, challenges in ASEAN

Aug 01, 2017 - 1:00 PM

The regional bloc s unity and mettle have been put to the test over the last 5 decades

Which ASEAN country has improved the most in the last 50 years?

Aug 01, 2017 - 12:45 PM

As ASEAN celebrates its 50th anniversary in the Philippines this week Rappler looks back at the progress of the 10 member nations across various categories in the past 5 decades

Del Rosario, Yasay air opposing views on ASEAN statement

May 02, 2017 - 8:25 PM

Albert del Rosario says the Philippines is off to a perilous road while Perfecto Yasay Jr says ASEAN under the Philippines chairmanship did the right thing

EX-DFA CHIEFS. Former Philippine foreign secretaries Albert del Rosario (left) and Perfecto Yasay Jr (right) air opposing views on the recent ASEAN Chairman's Statement. File photos of Del Rosario and Yasay from AFP

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May 01, 2017 - 10:18 AM

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Apr 30, 2017 - 12:44 PM

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Analysts: Duterte's softer stance on China 'demoralizing,' hurts ASEAN

Apr 30, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Experts express disappointment over Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte s refusal to add Chinese militarization and the international tribunal ruling in his ASEAN Chairman s statement saying there are significant consequences to his move

China lobbying? How the ASEAN statement evolved

Apr 30, 2017 - 10:15 AM

What was already watered down in one of the first drafts according to media reports is further watered down in succeeding drafts

ASEAN evades island building, Hague ruling

Apr 30, 2017 - 9:08 AM

The ASEAN Chairman s Statement merely took note of concerns expressed by some leaders over recent developments in the disputed South China Sea

Duterte jokes about canceling November ASEAN summit

Apr 29, 2017 - 11:57 PM

The Philippine president shoots the breeze with media during a press conference he wishes would last until 1 am

TALKATIVE PRESIDENT. President Duterte only agrees to end his press briefing after being told gala dinner guests can't eat until he arrives. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte calls on North Korea, U.S. to ‘show restraint’

Apr 29, 2017 - 9:46 PM

UPDATED It behooves upon America who wields the biggest stick to just be prudent and patient says the Philippine President

DUTERTE ON NORTH KOREA. President Duterte holds a press conference at the end of the 30th ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: The ASEAN Leaders' Summit

Apr 29, 2017 - 7:54 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte presided over the summit at the Philippine International Convention Center

HIGHLIGHTS: ASEAN 2017 Summit, Day 4

Apr 29, 2017 - 5:39 PM

Watch the livestream of the 30th ASEAN Summit on Rappler

RECAP: Declarations and statements at the 30th ASEAN Summit

Apr 29, 2017 - 5:19 PM

Here are the declarations and statements announced at the 30th ASEAN Summit in Manila

Southeast Asian leaders wrestle over China at summit

Apr 29, 2017 - 2:38 PM

Other ASEAN leaders seek to toughen up President Rodrigo Duterte s statement on Chinese expansionism according to diplomats

ASEAN 50TH. Association of the Southeast Asian Nations leaders pose for a family photo at the Coconut Palace on Saturday, April 29.

Duterte calls for 'drug-free' ASEAN

Apr 29, 2017 - 2:11 PM

The Philippine President also stresses non interference of other countries in domestic issues of ASEAN member states

'ASEAN WAY.' Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gives a speech at the opening ceremony of the 30th ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings on April 29, 2017

Duterte stresses 'supremacy of law' in disputes

Apr 29, 2017 - 12:06 PM

Without directly mentioning the South China Sea dispute the Philippine President stresses the primacy of rules in dispute settlement as he opens the 30th ASEAN Summit

SETTING THE TONE. President Rodrigo Duterte opens the 30th ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings on April 29, 2017 in Pasay City

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Apr 28, 2017 - 9:34 PM

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Duterte: We value diversity and differences

Apr 28, 2017 - 8:37 PM

Despite the President s high minded words at the ASEAN leadership forum it cannot be forgotten that he has threatened and cursed at people who openly criticize his policies

RESPECTING DIFFERENCES. President Rodrigo Duterte is keynote speaker at the 14th ASEAN Leadership Forum on April 28, 2017

ASEAN ministers tackle North Korea, South China Sea

Apr 28, 2017 - 7:08 PM

After their meeting on Friday ASEAN foreign ministers express grave concern over the escalation of tension in the Korean Peninsula

PH-Indonesia RoRo first to sail on new shipping route

Apr 28, 2017 - 4:59 PM

The new route within the BIMP EAGA will open on April 30 and is expected to boost trade and relations between PH and Indonesia

NEW ROUTE. The new shipping route between the Philippines and Indonesia is expected to boost trade and relations between the two countries.

HIGHLIGHTS: ASEAN Prosperity For All Summit

Apr 28, 2017 - 2:21 PM

Watch the highlights of the Prosperity For All Summit on Rappler