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Philippines AirAsia flying to Bali, Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh soon

Oct 19, 2017 - 4:49 PM

Philippines AirAsia will start flying to Ho Chi Minh on November 17 this year, and to Jakarta and Bali in January next year

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Marawi, transport strike, Duterte and Trump | Evening wRap

Oct 18, 2017 - 12:00 AM

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AFP, Duterte and Trump, neutron stars | Midday wRap

Oct 17, 2017 - 2:39 PM

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Duterte’s shift toward China threatens ASEAN centrality

Oct 08, 2017 - 11:00 AM

The sudden change in Philippines-China relations shows that Chinese influence remains to be one of the greatest challenges to ASEAN centrality when it comes to the South China Sea disputes

LIVE: ASEAN Agriculture Summit 2017

Oct 04, 2017 - 3:20 PM

Watch the ASEAN Agriculture Summit 2017 live on Rappler

PH plans to lower required capital for foreign retailers

Oct 02, 2017 - 3:15 PM

From the required minimum paid-up capital of $2.5 million under Philippine law, the government wants to make it $200,000 – a 92% cut

RELAX RESTRICTIONS. The plan to liberalize retail trade would form part of the 'shortened' list of investment areas or activities reserved solely for Filipinos, which is set to be released by the government by end-2017. File photo

Trump visit 'underscores improving PH-US ties' – Malacañang

Sep 30, 2017 - 1:04 PM

'President Duterte is looking forward to welcome the US President in Manila,' Malacañang says a day after the White House announced President Donald Trump's attendance to the ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings

PH VISIT. US President Donald Trump will join other leaders in the Philippines for the ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings in November 2017.  File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

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 legislators set aside resolution on Rohingya as Myanmar objects

Sep 19, 2017 - 9:28 PM

Indonesia has asked parties to 'respect the rule of law, exercise maximum self- restraint, and stop the ongoing violence against the Rohingya in Rakhine State'

AIPA. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with the heads of delegation from the member countries of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) who paid a courtesy call to the President at the Makati Shangri-La on September 19, 2017. Malacanang Photo

ASEAN human rights delegates barred from visiting De Lima

Sep 19, 2017 - 6:20 PM

Two members of the Malaysian Parliament express disappointment over the incident, saying they complied with the 10-day visit notice

Photo by Glen Garcia

ASEAN officials begin talks to battle terrorism, illegal drugs

Sep 18, 2017 - 7:50 PM

Other crimes such as human trafficking, money laundering, and intellectual property theft are also on the agenda of the officials' meeting in the Philippines

ALL AGAINST CRIME. ASEAN senior officials join hands in a show of solidarity against transnational crime during the preparatory meeting for the 11th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Transnational Crime (AMMTC). ASEAN photo

PH to add more sectors allowing 100% foreign ownership

Sep 14, 2017 - 10:15 PM

I want to be more aggressive and to be at par with other ASEAN countries says Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia

MORE AGGRESSIVE. 'I want a more aggressive liberalization. The draft list is too puny in terms of changes. I want to be more aggressive and to be at par with other ASEAN countries,' Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia says. File photo

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

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, August 9, 2017

Aug 09, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Hello Here s a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday

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

Duterte, Sereno, China and ASEAN | Evening wRap

Aug 08, 2017 - 7:54 PM

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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

In Manila, North Korea blames U.S. for nukes

Aug 07, 2017 - 11:02 PM

North Korea warns it will teach the US a severe lesson if Washington pounces on Pyongyang with military force

IN MANILA. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri-Yong Ho arrives at his hotel in Manila on August 7, 2017, after attending ASEAN meetings hosted by the Philippines. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Bautista, Bureau of Customs, Andanar | Evening wRap

Aug 07, 2017 - 8:57 PM

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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

Cayetano meets with North Korean foreign minister

Aug 07, 2017 - 3:45 PM

UPDATED The Philippines conveys to North Korea the position of ASEAN foreign ministers on Pyongyang s missile tests

TOP DIPLOMAT. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano leads the 50th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting and Related Meetings in Manila. 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

Bautista, Duterte, China and ASEAN | Midday wRap

Aug 07, 2017 - 1:10 PM

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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

Southeast Asian nations feud over China sea claims

Aug 06, 2017 - 3:05 PM

UPDATED Southeast Asian nations fight to find a compromise on how to deal with Chinese expansionism in the South China Sea

TOP DIPLOMATS. ASEAN foreign ministers take part in a meeting of the 50th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Ministers Meeting (AMM) at the Philippine International Convention Center in Manila on August 5, 2017. Erik de Castro/AFP

U.S. pushes Asian nations on North Korea

Aug 06, 2017 - 12:24 PM

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson seeks to build pressure on North Korea after securing a new round of United Nations sanctions as he launches into two days of high level diplomacy in Manila

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (right). Photo courtesy of the US embassy

IN PHOTOS: Foreign ministers in Manila for ASEAN meetings

Aug 05, 2017 - 11:58 PM

4th UPDATE US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi joins his counterparts in Manila for ASEAN meetings

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Cayetano praises Del Rosario in ASEAN forum

Aug 05, 2017 - 4:11 PM

In a rare instance Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano speaks at a forum organized by the think tank of his predecessor Albert del Rosario

RARE MEETING. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano interacts with his predecessor, Albert del Rosario, in a think tank forum on ASEAN held at the Manila Polo Club on August 4, 2017. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

ASEAN ministers voice 'grave concerns' over Korea tensions

Aug 05, 2017 - 3:38 PM

Tensions in the Korean Peninsula seriously threaten peace security and stability in the region and the world ASEAN foreign ministers say

ASEAN foreign ministers join hands for a family photo during the 50th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Ministers' Meeting Plenary Session in Manila. ASEAN pool photo

South China Sea, North Korea for discussion at ASEAN forum

Aug 05, 2017 - 1:36 PM

UPDATED The issues set the stage for what is expected to be a fiery few days of diplomacy in the Philippine capital

FINISHING TOUCHES. Laborers work on a giant lantern decorated with the logo for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) displayed at the entrance to the venue of the ASEAN Regional Forum (ASEAN-ARF) meeting in Manila on August 3, 2017. Ted Aljibe/AFP

Timor-Leste has demonstrated its commitment to democracy – it deserves to join ASEAN

Aug 05, 2017 - 8:23 AM

Timor Leste deserves ASEAN support for its efforts to further integrate and engage with the wider region

VOTE COUNT. Election officials open a ballot box during counting for the parliamentary election in Dili on July 22, 2017. Valentino Dariell De Sousa/AFP

Philippines eyes downgrading North Korea ties

Aug 04, 2017 - 5:23 PM

Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano warns North Korea You will not get us to talk about your security if you just continue testing those missiles

TOP DIPLOMAT. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says on August 4, 2017, that the Philippines is considering downgrading ties with North Korea. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

U.S. expects ASEAN to isolate North Korea

Aug 03, 2017 - 8:25 PM

The United States expects a general chorus of condemnation of North Korea s provocative behavior during the ASEAN Regional Forum in Manila

REGIONAL MEETING. Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman Robespierre Bolivar holds a media briefing on August 3, 2017, about the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting in Manila. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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

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

Who were ASEAN's 5 founding fathers?

Jul 31, 2017 - 4:00 PM

The 5 foreign ministers who signed the ASEAN declaration were renowned statesmen hailed for their nationalist sentiments and vision for a more interconnected Southeast Asian region

FOUNDING FATHERS. ASEAN's 5 founding fathers – then-Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Narciso Ramos, Indonesian Foreign Minister Adam Malik, Thai Foreign Minister Thanat Khoman, Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Tun Abdul Razak and Singaporean Foreign Minister S. Rajaratnam – line up for a photo. Photo from ASEAN website