ASEAN Summit 2016 - updates

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Duterte's undelivered ASEAN speech cites West PH Sea ruling

Sep 10, 2016 - 1:10 PM

Had he not delivered a passionate speech on human rights President Rodrigo Duterte would have called for full respect for the West Philippine Sea ruling

REVIEWING FOR ASEAN. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte reviews inside the ASEM Villa for the ASEAN Summit in Vientiane, Laos, on September 6, 2016. Photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

Panelo comes up to Ban, Obama to defend Duterte

Sep 10, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Diplomatic sources say this was a breach of protocol during the ASEAN Summit in Vientiane Laos

OFFICIAL FAMILY. Chief presidential legal counsel Salvador Panelo (1st from right) joins President Rodrigo Duterte and other members of the Duterte Cabinet at the 28th and 29th ASEAN Summits and Related Summits in Vientiane, Laos. Photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

Duterte sits down with 6 leaders in 1st int'l trip

Sep 10, 2016 - 7:13 AM

Vietnam promises a long term supply of rice to the Philippines while Japan vows to uphold the rule of law in the disputed South China Sea

LAO PM. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte meets with Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith in Vientiane, Laos, on September 6, 2016. Photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

VLOG: Duterte shows a different face overseas

Sep 09, 2016 - 1:06 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte ends his international debut by showing a different face of “The Punisher ” It’s the same no nonsense president but without what critics call his “colorful words

ASEAN SUMMIT. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during the closing ceremony of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and handover of the ASEAN chairmanship to the Philippines in Vientiane on September 8, 2016. Photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP

Duterte on the US, Jakarta visit, North Korea quake | 12PM wRap

Sep 09, 2016 - 12:37 PM

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'Malacañang imagination?' Palace gets ASEAN seat plan wrong

Sep 09, 2016 - 11:05 AM

‘We are again a victim of imagination speculation and possibilities ’ Senator Alan Peter Cayetano says

A DIFFERENT ARRANGEMENT. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (C) sits beside Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (L) and Indonesia's President Joko Widodo at the gala dinner during the second day of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Vientiane on September 7, 2016. Photo by Noel Celis/ AFP

WATCH: Stephen Colbert on Duterte and Obama

Sep 09, 2016 - 10:51 AM

Look I don t know how they do things in the Philippines but over here we do not attack the woman who gave birth to the president okay?

COLBERT ON DUTERTE. Stephen Colbert reacts to President Rodrigo Duterte's reported foul language against US President Barack Obama. Screengrab from YouTube/The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Manman Dejeto/AFP

Obama, Duterte clash over brutal crime war

Sep 08, 2016 - 11:51 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte veers away from his prepared speech at the East Asia Summit attended by US President Barack Obama and launches a tirade about US military killings in the Philippines when it was an American colony

CLASH. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (C) walks to the closing and handover ceremony for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Vientiane on September 8, 2016. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Duterte gives 'passionate' speech on human rights in ASEAN

Sep 08, 2016 - 9:05 PM

UPDATED Before leaders of East Asia Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte recounts the atrocities against the ethnic people in Mindanao a tirade directed towards the US government

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during the closing ceremony of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and handover of the ASEAN chairmanship to the Philippines in Vientiane on September 8, 2016. ASEAN leaders gather in Vientiane for the 28th and 29th ASEAN Summits held between September 6 to 8. / AFP PHOTO / YE AUNG THU Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during the closing ceremony of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and handover of the ASEAN chairmanship to the Philippines in Vientiane on September 8, 2016. ASEAN leaders gather in Vientiane for the 28th and 29th ASEAN Summits held between September 6 to 8. / AFP PHOTO / YE AUNG THU

Philippines accepts ASEAN chairmanship for 2017

Sep 08, 2016 - 6:04 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte formalizes this in handing over ceremonies at the National Convention Center in Vientiane Laos

ASEAN CHAIR. The Philippines will chair  the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2017. File photo from King Rodriguez/PPD

Duterte pushes for 'drug-free ASEAN'

Sep 08, 2016 - 5:38 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte also stresses the need to fight the regional and global menace of terrorism and violent extremism

DRUG-FREE ASEAN. ASEAN leaders pose for a photo opportunity at the ASEAN Summit in Laos, Vientiane, on September 7, 2016. Photo from Malacañang

ASEAN Summit: Duterte chats with Chinese premier Li

Sep 08, 2016 - 2:18 PM

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is the highest ranking Chinese leader whom Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has met

FIRST MEETING. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte meets with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang for the first time on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit in Vientiane, Laos. Photo courtesy of Jesus Dureza

Duterte skips ASEAN-US Summit in Laos

Sep 08, 2016 - 1:04 PM

Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr attends the ASEAN US Summit in Duterte s place

(L to R) Myanmar's State Councellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha, Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, US President Barack Obama, Laos Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay, Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen, Indonesia's President Joko Widodo, Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak pose for group photos during the 4th ASEAN - US Summit in Vientiane on September 8, 2016. ASEAN leaders gather in Vientiane for the 28th and 29th ASEAN Summits held between September 6 to 8. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB

Duterte and Obama, ASEAN on China, Apple iPhone 7 | 12PM wRap

Sep 08, 2016 - 12:58 PM

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Duterte meets UN chief at ASEAN dinner

Sep 08, 2016 - 3:31 AM

A handout photo shows Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte shaking hands with UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon at the ASEAN gala dinner in Laos

FIRST MEETING. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte meets with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for the first time at the ASEAN gala dinner in Vientiane, Laos.

Duterte, Obama 'briefly talk' before ASEAN dinner

Sep 07, 2016 - 11:35 PM

UPDATED I think they have ironed out their differences Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman Charles Jose says

RODRIGO DUTERTE. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte attends the ASEAN Plus Three Summit in Vientiane on September 7, 2016. Photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP

No mention of Hague ruling in ASEAN chairman's statement

Sep 07, 2016 - 9:45 PM

Still ASEAN leaders remain seriously concerned over recent and ongoing developments in the South China Sea

Lao police security stand guard at the entrance to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Vientiane on September 7, 2016. Roslan Rahman/AFP

PH stocks dip over security concerns, political 'uncertainty'

Sep 07, 2016 - 9:30 PM

The Philippine Stock Exchange index PSEi closes at 7 619 10 on Wednesday September 7 – its lowest since July 27

ANXIOUS INVESTORS. The recent terrorist attack and President Duterte's statement on US President Obama have some investors skittish

ASEAN delegates scrambling for Duterte selfies – spokesman

Sep 07, 2016 - 9:08 PM

President Duterte ‘is a rockstar’ even in other countries Communications Secretary Martin Andanar says

UNITY. President Rodrigo R. Duterte joins other ASEAN heads of state, holding hands as a symbol of unity, during the second day of the ASEAN Summit at the National Convention Center in Vientiane, Laos on September 7. Photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

Duterte sits between Medvedev, Widodo during ASEAN dinner

Sep 07, 2016 - 3:40 PM

UPDATED President Duterte and US President Obama however briefly spoke at a holding room before the dinner

A DIFFERENT ARRANGEMENT. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (C) sits beside Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (L) and Indonesia's President Joko Widodo at the gala dinner during the second day of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Vientiane on September 7, 2016. Photo by Noel Celis/ AFP

Duterte to ASEAN, China: 'Be on side of peace'

Sep 07, 2016 - 2:27 PM

International disputes should inspire us to work together with adherence to the rule of law and international governing bodies Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says

REGIONAL PEACE. President Rodrigo Duterte calls for 'peace' between the ASEAN and China. Photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

Duterte in Laos: 'We shall not be cowed' by terror

Sep 07, 2016 - 1:47 PM

In a speech before businessmen Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte slams terrorism and violent extremism rearing their ugly heads

ASEAN SUMMIT. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers a speech at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit at the Moung Thanh Luxury Hotel in Vientiane, Laos, on September 6, 2016. Photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

LOOK: Duterte wears suit in ASEAN Summit

Sep 07, 2016 - 12:28 PM

While President Rodrigo Duterte wears a suit in a rare instance a foreign affairs official says he s allowed to wear the barong

RARE INSTANCE. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte wears a suit on the second day of the ASEAN Summit in Vientiane, Laos, on September 7, 2016. Ye Aung Thu/AFP

Clinton on Duterte and Obama, Dilma Rousseff, Freddie Mercury | 12PM wRap

Sep 07, 2016 - 11:51 AM

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Clinton: Obama right to cancel meeting with Duterte

Sep 07, 2016 - 8:20 AM

When the president of the Philippines insulted our president it was appropriate and a very low key way to say sorry no meeting says Hillary Clinton

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton arrives to board her plane at Tampa International Airport September 6, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Filipinos in Laos: 'Duterte! Duterte! Duterte!'

Sep 06, 2016 - 9:14 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his first speech as President before Filipinos overseas

President Rodrigo Duterte meets with the Filipino community in Laos at Feungfar Convention Hall in Ban Phonsinuane on September 5. KING RODRIGUEZ/PPD

Obama says US is 'here to stay' in Asia

Sep 06, 2016 - 4:51 PM

Obama: America s interest in the Asia Pacific is not new It s not a passing fad It reflects fundamental national interests

OBAMA IN LAOS. US President Barack Obama speaks about US-Laos relations at the Lao National Cultural Hall in Vientiane on September 6, 2016. Noel Celis/AFP

Investors play wait-and-see on Davao blast, Duterte's ASEAN meet

Sep 06, 2016 - 4:30 PM

Analysts say investors are closely monitoring developments both inside and outside the country as President Rodrigo Duterte makes his international debut at the ASEAN Summit

President Rodrigo Duterte salutes the honor guards upon his arrival at Wattay International Airport in Vientiane, Laos on September 5 to participate in ASEAN Summit. KING RODRIGUEZ/PPD

Shinzo Abe to Duterte: You're 'quite famous in Japan'

Sep 06, 2016 - 2:30 PM

Eliciting laughter Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe tells Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ‘I am very excited to see you in person’

'EXCITED' ABE. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he was 'excited' to meet the 'famous' Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte for the first time on September 6, 2016. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Duterte regrets 'strong comments,' meeting with Obama reset

Sep 06, 2016 - 12:50 PM

While the immediate cause was my strong comments to certain press questions that elicited concern and distress we also regret it came across as a personal attack on the US president says President Rodrigo Duterte

DUTERTE IN LAOS. President Rodrigo Duterte arrives in Vientiane, Laos, September 5, 2016. Photo courtesy Malacanang

Duterte-Obama meeting, PNP app, Philae lander | 12PM wRap

Sep 06, 2016 - 12:23 PM

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Diplomatic issues mar Duterte int'l debut

Sep 06, 2016 - 10:02 AM

The diplomatic snub clearly shows growing tensions in bilateral relations an expert says after US President Barack Obama scrapped a meeting with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

JUST ARRIVED. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte arrives at the Wattay International Airport in Vientiane on September 5, 2016 for the 28th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and related summit to be held September 6-8. Noel Celis/AFP

Obama scraps meeting with Duterte

Sep 06, 2016 - 6:12 AM

UPDATED The setback in relations between the United States and the Philippines comes at a crucial time in the region with China seeking to cement control over the contested South China Sea

US President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference following the conclusion of the G20 summit in Hangzhou on September 5, 2016. Saul Loeb/AFP

Duterte: I don't want to quarrel with Obama

Sep 05, 2016 - 10:48 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte blames Washington officials for criticizing his government over extrajudicial killings

HITTING WASHINGTON. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he doesn't want to quarrel with US President Barack Obama but hits Washington officials over human rights. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Duterte arrives in Laos for ASEAN Summit

Sep 05, 2016 - 8:45 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is attending the ASEAN Summit in Vientiane Laos from Tuesday to Thursday September 6 to 8

People pass by flags of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries along the banks of the Mekong river in Vientiane on September 5, 2016. ASEAN leaders gather in Vientiane for the 28th and 29th ASEAN Summits held between September 6 to 8. / AFP PHOTO / YE AUNG THU

Duterte: Who is Obama to ask me about human rights?

Sep 05, 2016 - 7:30 PM

UPDATED I don t give a shit about anybody observing my behavior said Duterte defending his drug war before attending the ASEAN Summit where he is set to meet with Obama

BILATERAL TALKS. US President Barack Obama and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte are expected to meet at the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit and related Summits in Laos in early September 2016

Expect 'statesmanlike' Duterte in ASEAN Summit – expert

Sep 05, 2016 - 5:55 PM

A Philippine foreign affairs official also says President Rodrigo Duterte has been briefed on the protocol required of a world leader at the ASEAN Summit

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during a press conference at the airport in Davao City, in southern island of Mindanao prior to his departure for Laos to attend the Asean summit on September 5, 2016. Controversial Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on September 5 vowed he would not let himself be lectured to on human rights by US President Barack Obama when they meet at a coming summit in Lao / AFP PHOTO / MANMAN DEJETO

ASEAN Summit 2016: What Duterte will do in Laos

Sep 05, 2016 - 2:48 PM

Highlights include the handing of the ASEAN chairmanship to the Philippines on September 8

In this file photo, President Rodrigo Duterte presides over the fourth Cabinet Meeting at the State Dining Room in Malacanang Palace on August 1. Photo courtesy Presidential Photographers Division/Malacanang

Like Duterte, NYC chair Aiza Seguerra joins 1st int'l meeting

Sep 05, 2016 - 12:27 PM

National Youth Commission chair Aiza Seguerra is set to meet with counterparts from ASEAN in Laos

LIKE DUTERTE. National Youth Commission chair Aiza Seguerra flies to Laos to attend an international meeting for the first time. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

#AnimatED: ASEAN after The Hague

Sep 05, 2016 - 11:27 AM

Will the region’s heads of state take the lead in responding to the arbitral tribunal decision on the South China Sea?