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Maria Ressa wins Stanford's Shorenstein Journalism Award

Jun 01, 2019 - 7:35 PM

The Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Center at Stanford University honors veteran journalists who 'contributed greater understanding of Asia through outstanding reporting on critical issues affecting the region'

MARIA RESSA. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa as she pleads not guilty on the 4 cases of tax evasion charges lodged against her and the online news organinzation on April 3, 2019. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Learn from industry experts at the adobo Tambuli Asia Pacific Masterclass 2019

May 23, 2019 - 2:06 PM

The masterclass is happening on June 4, 8 am - 4 pm at the adobo Creative Hub

The masterclass is happening on June 4, 8 am - 4 pm at the adobo Creative Hub

UNESCO releases new handbook on climate change reporting in Asia Pacific

May 12, 2019 - 10:00 AM

The new handbook for journalists says climate change coverage at the local level 'can save lives, formulate plans, change policy and empower people to make informed choices'

[OPINION] Worshipping the false idols of public health

Apr 27, 2019 - 9:00 AM

'Each discipline, including medicine, is vital. Public health thrives when these sectors work together with no one field as superior.'

Bataan books 3x3 World Tour berth despite Super Quest blunder

Apr 07, 2019 - 7:25 PM

Just a point away from victory, Bataan suffers from a late-game meltdown as Tokyo captures the 3x3 crown

SO CLOSE. Alvin Pasaol (right) and the Bataan Risers absorb a heartbreaking loss to Tokyo Dime in the finals. Photo release

PH teams Pasig, Bataan clinch Chooks 3x3 Super Quest playoffs

Apr 06, 2019 - 5:58 PM

Pasig Grindhouse and Bataan finish in the top 2 of their respective groups to advance to the next round of 3x3 basketball action

SENSATIONAL. Fil-Am forward Taylor Statham drops 10 points to lift Pasig Grindhouse to the playoff round. Photo release

Ateneo team tops Asia Pacific Regionals of 2019 CFA Institute Research Challenge

Apr 06, 2019 - 8:00 AM

PRESS RELEASE: The Ateneo de Manila University team will compete in the CFA IRC Global Finals in New York City on April 25

WINNING TEAM. The winning team from Ateneo de Manila University. Photo courtesty of the CFA Institute

2 PH teams vie for 3x3 Asia Pacific Super Quest crown

Apr 05, 2019 - 6:38 PM

The Pasig Grindhouse Kings and 1Bataan Risers mix it up with top 3x3 Asian basketball club teams

ALL SET. Alvin Pasaol’s 1Bataan Risers and Taylor Statham’s Pasig Grindhouse Kings believe they’re ready to lead the Philippines’ 3x3 campaign. File photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Powerhouses Mongolia, China join PH in 1st Chooks 3X3 Super Quest

Apr 02, 2019 - 3:14 PM

The inaugural Chooks-to-Go 3X3 Asia-Pacific Super Quest will kick off on Saturday, April 6

INTERNATIONAL. Joshua Munzon takes his talents against international powerhouses. Photo from release.

PH's Yuka Saso to complete unfinished business in Japan tilt

Apr 01, 2019 - 11:39 PM

The 17-year-old will compete in the Women's Amateur Asia-Pacific golf championship, where she will try to bag the title she fell short of winning last year

YOUNG SUCCESS. Yuka Saso is coming off a successful title defense in the Philippine Ladies Open. Photo from Roco Communications


Munzon raring for international play in Chooks 3X3 Super Quest

Apr 01, 2019 - 8:40 PM

Filipino-American guard Joshua Munzon will represent the Philippines in the Asia-Pacific Super Quest, where top 3X3 countries Mongolia and China will also see action

BIG DREAMS. Joshua Munzon says the ultimate goal for the Philippines is to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. Photo from Chooks-to-Go


U.P., DLSU only PH schools in latest Asia Pacific university rankings

Feb 21, 2019 - 8:57 PM

The De La Salle University makes its debut in the Times Higher Education Asia Pacific University Rankings, while the University of the Philippines climbs in rank and is now in the 101-110 bracket

PHILIPPINE UNIVERSITIES. The University of the Philippines and De La Salle University make it to the latest Times Higher Education Asia Pacific University Rankings.

Robredo flies to Nepal for Asia Pacific Summit

Nov 28, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Vice President Leni Robredo is set to deliver the keynote speech during the summit, where issues like climate change and good governance will be tackled

KEYNOTE SPEAKER. Vice President Leni Robredo will be delivering a keynote speech during the Asia Pacific Summit 2018 on December 1. File photo by OVP

Cruising for a bruising: What we learned from the APEC summit

Nov 18, 2018 - 5:46 PM

During the 26th APEC Summit, leaders fail to agree on a formal written declaration, but plenty of fireworks were seen on the sidelines

WORLD LEADERS. Leaders pose for a photo with other leaders from Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member countries prior to the start of the APEC Business Advisory Council Dialogue with APEC leaders at the APEC Haus in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea on November 17, 2018. Malacañang Photo

Cops called as Chinese delegates at APEC 'try to barge in'

Nov 18, 2018 - 3:18 PM

(UPDATED) Sources say the Chinese delegates tried to enter the office of Papua New Guinea's foreign minister in a bid to influence a summit draft communique

SUMMIT. Leaders hold a session during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Port Moresby on November 18, 2018. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

Foreign troops pour into Papua New Guinea capital for APEC meet

Nov 12, 2018 - 10:19 AM

About 4,000 military personnel, around half of them foreign, will work with hundreds of police to patrol Port Moresby for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum from Saturday, attracting representatives from 21 nations

APEC PREPS. This photo taken on November 4, 2018 shows the Australian warship HMAS Adelaide moored off APEC Haus in Port Moresby ahead of the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit from November 17. Photo by Ness Kerton/AFP

[OPINION] Fighting climate change: More than state agreements and policymaking

Oct 29, 2018 - 6:45 PM

The threats of climate change transcend economic and political boundaries

PH bet Sharifa Akeel wins Miss Asia Pacific International 2018

Oct 05, 2018 - 1:18 AM

Sharifa is crowned during the pageant's 50th anniversary at the Newport Performing Arts Theater

Pinoy bowlers strike 21 golds in Asia-Pacific Masters

Sep 27, 2018 - 12:49 PM

Filipino bowlers dominate the inaugural Asia-Pacific Masters Games in Malaysia

SUCCESSFUL CAMPAIGN. Filipino bowlers dominate the inaugural Asia-Pacific Masters Games in Malaysia. Photo from National Bowling Tour

Robredo to youth leaders: 'Know where you're needed, be there'

Aug 13, 2018 - 7:20 PM

'The center of leadership will always be the people whom you serve,' Vice President Leni Robredo tells young leaders at the 2nd Asia Pacific Youth Exchange

MESSAGE TO YOUTH. Vice President Leni Robredo addresses the delegates of the 2nd Asia Pacific Youth Exchange during its launching ceremony held on August 13, 2018. Photo by OVP

Robredo to speak at youth leadership event in South Korea

Aug 11, 2018 - 8:46 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo is joined by representatives from Youth for Peace Movement-Davao Oriental

ROBREDO SPEAKS. In this file photo, Vice President Leni Robredo addresses Senior High School graduates and Junior High School completers at the Lyceum of the Philippines University-Laguna in Calamba during their commencement exercises on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Photo from Office of the Vice President

Asia’s role in the future of energy

Aug 10, 2018 - 4:49 PM

An energy company is envisioning a world with net-zero emissions while keeping economies vibrant

Pinoys nab Ironman 70.3 world championship slots

Aug 05, 2018 - 10:30 PM

Asian elite winners Banjo Norte and Alexandra Ganzon are going to Nice, France in 2019 to compete against some of the world's top triathletes

PINOY PRIDE. Banjo Norte (left) and Alexandra Ganzon top the Asian elite category while competing among the world's best in the Ironman 70.3. Photos by Beatrice Go/Rappler

WATCH: How Ironman darling Mendez fell in love with PH

Aug 05, 2018 - 4:56 PM

The Filipino fan favorite from Mexico recalls how he first felt that he was part of a family in the Philippines

FAN FAVORITE. Mauricio Mendez swoons the crowd after clinching the 2018 Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific title. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

World slots up in Ironman 70.3 Philippines

Aug 01, 2018 - 5:06 PM

Age-group berths for the 2019 Ironman 70.3 World Championship in France are up for grabs in the Cebu race

FAVORITE. Three-time world champion Melissa Hauschildt of Australia hopes to flash her winning Ironman form in Cebu.

Pasig’s public safety project named one of Asia’s 'most outstanding'

Jul 11, 2018 - 9:04 PM

Out of 148 outstanding smart city projects, Pasig City is among the 19 winners in Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APeJ), alongside China, Singapore, and Taiwan, among other winners.

Rappler Talk: Job opportunities in the Philippines

May 02, 2018 - 1:56 PM

Rappler talks to Jocelyn Pick, president and managing director of Profiles Asia Pacific, Inc., to talk about career opportunities

American isolationism? Pacific U.S. military outpost eyes shifting strategic seas

Mar 25, 2018 - 11:49 AM

After decades of relative calm across the Pacific region, Wake Island is taking on renewed strategic importance for the United States

US BASE. This file image obtained from the US Navy shows the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (left) and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer during a surface maneuvers exercise east of the Korean peninsula. Photo by Ryan Harper / US NAVY / AFP

Without U.S., 11 Asia Pacific states sign trade deal

Mar 09, 2018 - 12:57 PM

The pact includes Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam, representing together 13.5% of the global economy

TPP. In this file photo, trade ministers and delegates from the remaining members of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) attend the TPP Ministerial Meeting ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders summit in the central Vietnamese city of Danang on November 9, 2017. File photo by Na Son Nguyen/AFP

VIRAL: Siargao resort draws flak for promoting island to foreigners seeking partners

Jan 30, 2018 - 12:48 PM

In an interview with Rappler, resort owner Andreas Mikoleiczik explains that the description written on the website does not aim to promote the island for sex tourism

Employment growing, but poor quality of work still widespread in Asia-Pacific – ILO

Jan 24, 2018 - 7:36 AM

Vulnerable employment affects about half or more than 900 million individuals in Asia-Pacific, data from the International Labour Organization shows

POOR QUALITY. The International Labour Organization reported vulnerable forms of employment are also expected to increase worldwide in 2018 and 2019. Photo from Shutterstock

Sanofi's advisory on dengue vaccine 'miscommunicated'?

Dec 16, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Instead of worrying, doctors urge parents and even health practitioners to use this 'opportunity' to raise awareness on dengue

STOP THE SALE. A health worker shows used vials of Dengvaxia administered to students in Manila before Sanofi gave an update that the vaccine is risky for those who had no prior infection. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

FULL LIST: Winners, Miss Asia Pacific International 2017

Nov 30, 2017 - 9:16 AM

(UPDATED) Brazil's Francielly Ouriques wins the crown, while the Philippines' Ilene de Vera is 4th runner-up

ASEAN, Hong Kong sign deal in 'vote for open trade'

Nov 12, 2017 - 7:48 PM

The signing takes place during the sidelines of the ASEAN summit in Manila

FREE TRADE. Southeast Asian nations and Hong Kong sign an agreement for open trade. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Trump, Putin brush aside U.S. election claims at APEC summit

Nov 11, 2017 - 11:40 PM

The two leaders snatch brief but chummy discussions on the margins of the APEC Summit in Vietnam

PUTIN AND TRUMP. US President Donald Trump (R) and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk as they make their way to take the 'family photo' during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit in the central Vietnamese city of Danang on November 11, 2017. Photo by Jorge Silva/Pool/AFP

LOOK: Duterte, other leaders pose for family photo at APEC 2017

Nov 11, 2017 - 11:29 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte and 20 other world leaders attend the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting in Vietnam

FAMILY PHOTO. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte joins his fellow leaders from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member countries as they pose for the family photo at the Intercontinental Da Nang Resort in Vietnam on November 11, 2017. All photos by Robinson Niñal Jr/Presidential Photo

Selfie kings: Bong Go, Harry Roque pose with APEC leaders

Nov 11, 2017 - 2:30 PM

Some of the most historic encounters between Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and world leaders are documented by top aide Bong Go through selfies

Duterte, Trump meet for the first time

Nov 11, 2017 - 1:29 PM

'See you tomorrow,' US President Donald Trump supposedly tells Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte at their first encounter

Trump praises Philippines for closing gender gap

Nov 11, 2017 - 8:47 AM

US President Donald Trump makes these remarks ahead of his trip to the Philippines for ASEAN 2017

TRUMP IN VIETNAM. US President Donald Trump speaks on the final day of the APEC CEO Summit, part of the broader Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit, in the central Vietnamese city of Danang on November 10, 2017. Photo by Anthony Wallace/Pool/AFP

[OPINION] Asia-Pacific leaders’ trade opportunity

Nov 11, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Together, these 21 leaders will attempt to align their ideas for making trade between APEC economies work better in the common pursuit of growth and job creation back home, with enormous implications for their 3 billion constituents and the rebounding global economy

Duterte skips APEC 2017 gala dinner

Nov 10, 2017 - 10:39 PM

Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque says the Philippine leader had to coordinate the rescue of Vietnamese nationals held captive by the Abu Sayyaf

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go and Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III following a successful bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and other top government officials of the Russian Federation at the at the Vinpearl Da Nang Resort and Villas in Da Nang City, Vietnam on November 10, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Trump will not meet with Putin in Vietnam – White House

Nov 10, 2017 - 3:24 PM

Both Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin are attending the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in the city of Danang and there had been conflicting indications as to whether a face-to-face was on the cards

TRUMP AT APEC. US President Donald Trump speaks on the final day of the APEC CEO Summit, part of the broader Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit, in the central Vietnamese city of Danang on November 10, 2017. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

WATCH: Trump at the APEC CEO Summit 2017

Nov 10, 2017 - 3:01 PM

Watch US President Donald Trump live on Rappler

Environmental group urges Duterte: Tell Justin Trudeau to get back trash

Nov 09, 2017 - 2:13 PM

'We are waiting on the President to make good on his campaign promise to hold Canada and Trudeau accountable for their trash,' says environmental group BAN Toxics, as both leaders attend the APEC Summit in Vietnam

CANADA TRASH. An environmental group renews its call for President Rodrigo Duterte to tell Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to bring back the trash that was illegally dumped in the Philippines in 2013. File photo from Change.org

Duterte arrives in Vietnam for APEC Summit, bilateral meetings

Nov 08, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is set to have bilateral meetings with leaders like Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the APEC Summit

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte disembarks from the Philippine Airlines chartered flight upon his arrival at the Da Nang International Airport in Vietnam on November 8, 2017 for his participation in the 25th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting (AELM). Malacañan Photo

Duterte to ask China to clarify plans in West PH Sea

Nov 08, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte plans to ask Chinese President Xi Jinping: 'What are the stakes? Do you want to control the passage or do we have the free passage?'

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Duterte's response to Trump if he brings up human rights? 'Lay off'

Nov 08, 2017 - 5:56 PM

'I will not go there as a subservient lackey of anyone,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, when asked about his expectations of his first meeting with US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the APEC Summit in Vietnam

President Rodrigo Roa Dutere, in his speech at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport prior to his departure for Vietnam on November 8, 2017, announces that he will talk about the economic imbalance and the impact of globalization on the countries who have been left behind during the APEC-ASEAN Dialogue. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

America first? Global trade on the block as Trump heads to APEC

Nov 08, 2017 - 2:21 PM

The future of global trade comes under the microscope this week as Donald Trump addresses Asia-Pacific leaders in Vietnam

WELCOME TO DANANG. A worker at the international airport walks past a signboard welcoming visitors to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in the central Vietnamese city of Danang on November 8, 2017. Anthony Wallace/AFP

Rappler Talk: What to expect from the 2017 APEC Summit

Nov 08, 2017 - 9:44 AM

This year's APEC summit will have trade as its top agenda

Trump Asia tour to focus on actions 'short of war' vs North Korea

Nov 03, 2017 - 10:53 AM

US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster says countries should do more to increase the isolation of North Korea to send a message that 'they have no option but to denuclearize'

NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER. US Army Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster replaced Michael Flynn, who lasted less than a month on the job. Nicholas Kamm/AFP