Rappler's latest stories on Asean 2017
The PCOO awards ASEAN contracts to suppliers that went beyond the allocated budget and wastes P2.5 million by not awarding contracts to the lowest bidders, says the COA in its audit report
Of the amount, P345,000 is considered disallowed but has yet to be refunded
Opposition senator Antonio Trillanes IV says there is an 'immediate need to look into the alleged irregularities' in the Presidential Communication Operations Office's disbursement of funds
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
Some of the most tweeted 2017 moments in the Philippines include AlDub, MayWard, KathNiel, Nadine Lustre, BTS, Miss Universe, and more
(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
Indeed, if any summiteer came away truly happy, it must be China
In authoritarian regimes, infrastructure projects are subject to large commissions, bribes, and kickbacks, and this often compromises their quantity and quality
Ardern says details of the encounter had become muddled in the retelling and there was actually no confusion on Trump's part
'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
'Comparatively, our protests here suck. I mean, where did they get that giant Trump fidget spinner? That's amazing!'
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
Police say one of the suspects cased malls, a park, and the PICC – the venue of the ASEAN Summit – ahead of the international event
From migrants' rights to a code of conduct, here’s what came out of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit
Maria Isabel Lopez appears before the LTO but has yet to submit a formal written appeal for breaking into the special ASEAN lanes
The Summit hosting is a 'diplomatic gift' to Duterte and a win for China
A rundown of the main concerns and activities of the ASEAN member-states at the 31st Summit in Manila
Opposition lawmakers who labeled the summit as a 'failed PR stunt' 'obviously did not know what happened behind closed doors,' says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque
ASEAN evades reference to China's militarization of the South China Sea, as it hails the 'positive momentum' in Southeast Asia's ties with China
The Japanese prime minister makes repeated calls to put pressure on North Korea to stop its missile and nuclear program
Rappler takes a look at the place where more than a thousand cops from outside Metro Manila stayed during the ASEAN Summit
The President's partner keeps it simple when meeting some of the most powerful people in the world
The opposition bloc criticizes the administration for a costly 'photo op' and hits the regional bloc for its silence on human rights issues, including those in the Philippines itself
Maria Fe Perez-Agudo, head of the Philippine arm of Korean carmaker Hyundai, shares her experience of male bosses intimidating her
Despite not being invited to serve an official function, Vice President Leni Robredo believes the Philippine government was 'successful' in mounting the 31st ASEAN Summit
On the sidelines of the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila, some of the region's most prominent businessmen get the chance to meet and network together
The ASEAN Security Task Force recognizes the cops' efforts in an awarding ceremony
The first Philippine visit of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern yields 3 bilateral agreements with the host country
During his 3-day Philippine visit for the 31st ASEAN Summit, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull meets with world leaders to discuss global and regional concerns
(UPDATED) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is confronted by the issues of human rights, women empowerment, and his country's illegal shipment of trash to the Philippines at the 31st ASEAN Summit
The MMDA ends the implementation of ASEAN lanes along EDSA and Roxas Boulevard Wednesday morning, November 15
More than a hundred protesters are injured from the protest actions during the 31st ASEAN Summit
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visits the Philippines amid the tense dynamics of the international organization with President Rodrigo Duterte
Lee calls ASEAN the 'lifeboat' of Southeast Asian countries
Malaysian banking giant CIMB Group seeks a license to operate in the Philippines to complete its market positioning as an 'ASEAN bank'
ASEAN adopts the ASEAN Declaration to Prevent and Combat Cybercrime, a vow to unify anti-cybercrime measures among ASEAN member states and organizations like the ASEANAPOL, EUROPOL, and INTERPOL
From asking cameramen to 'disappear' to saying the ASEAN Secretariat 'does not like' them, here are the ways President Rodrigo Duterte requested media to let country leaders discuss matters in private
Singapore's chairmanship for 2018 will have the tagline 'Resilient and Innovative'
Trump and Medvedev's handshake bloopers, Trudeau and his screaming fans, Duterte's duet with Pilita Corrales, and more!
Dapatkan informasi terbaru dari KTT ke-31 para pemimpin ASEAN dan pertemuan terkait, 11-14 November 2017 di Filipina
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, the youngest leader at the ASEAN Summit, meets President Duterte, the septuagenarian ASEAN leader
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte looks forward to going home to his 'city by the sea' to be with his grandchildren and youngest daughter
(2nd UPDATE) Filipino and foreign performers who were at the festival – Ben&Ben, The Ransom Collective, Nading Rhapsody, and more – speak up about the cancellation
(UPDATED) When asked about Trudeau's comment, Duterte says: 'I said I will not explain. It is a personal and official insult. That’s why you hear me throwing out curses and epithets.'
The Japanese prime minister urges the international community to put the pressure on North Korea and force it to end its nuclear and missile tests
In a 15-point statement, the leaders commit to a 'strong determination to enhance cooperation in food security by encouraging countries in the region to take effective measures'
(5th UPDATE) Makati police chief Senior Superintendent Gerardo Umayao says the event was canceled because 'people began passing out'
Filipinos riding the 'Korean wave' help improve ties between the Philippines and his country, says South Korean President Moon Jae-In
The Philippines challenges India's dominance as the top business process outsourcing destination in the world