Rappler's latest stories on Philippine visit
As President Rodrigo Duterte hosts Indian leader Ram Nath Kovind, the Philippine Coast Guard and Indian Navy sign a memorandum of understanding on sharing information about the movement of non-military commercial vessels
President Ram Nath Kovind will meet with President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacañang, address Filipino and Indian businessmen, and unveil a bust of Mahatma Gandhi during his visit
Signed during Singaporean President Halimah Yacob's state visit to the Philippines, the memoranda of understanding involve agriculture, infrastructure, and education cooperation
House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo says Filipino legislators sought Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's advice on economic affairs
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad tells Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte that he expects the new Bangsamoro region to spur growth and development
Mahathir Mohamad, who has suspended several of his nation’s major projects with China, says 'foreign direct investment should not involve bringing huge numbers of foreigners to live in the country'
The world's oldest statesman begins his two-day visit to the Philippines, which includes a meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte
The US Secretary of State says US equipment won't be allowed to operate anywhere where Huawei technology is present
'We never forget the importance of human rights, rule of law, transparency, justice wherever it is that we go,' says the visiting US official but refrains from publicly citing specific attacks on free speech and human rights in his host country
'In vagueness lies the best deterrence,' says Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr of the 68-year-old Mutual Defense Treaty
'Any armed attack on any Philippine forces, aircraft, or public vessels in the South China Sea will trigger mutual defense obligations under Article 4 of our Mutual Defense Treaty,' US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo assures Manila
(3rd UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discuss counterterrorism and North Korea during their meeting
This will be the 93-year-old Mahathir Mohamad's first visit to the Philippines since he returned as Malaysia's prime minister in 2018
Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono is set to meet with President Rodrigo Duterte in Davao City months after a similar trip by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi
'I feel that we should follow your footsteps to control this hazard,' Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena tells President Rodrigo Duterte
The Philippines and Sri Lanka sign deals to increase exchanges of military delegations, cooperate in agriculture and fisheries, and boost cooperation in higher education
The team discusses on Thursday, November 29, Xi Jinping's state visit and Rappler's efforts to combat disinformation
Malacañang releases 7 of the 29 agreements signed between the Philippines and China during Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit. See the released documents here.
Saglit na panahon pa, mamamahinga na rin si Tatay. At tayong malakas pa ang magpapasan ng bunga ng pagbubugaw niya sa sambahayan.
Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio and Ambassador Albert del Rosario agree that 'nothing is being given away' in the oil deal between the Philippines and China
It's only a reprieve. Critics warn against the implementation of the planned oil and gas deal that commits Manila to a cooperation scheme with Beijing in the West Philippine Sea.
The forum – Maritime Disputes in the South China Sea: Navigating the Diplomatic Waters – brings together high-level officials, diplomats, and experts on the issue
‘They are in our land. This is our country. Perhaps that was just a show of respect to the guest,’ says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana
Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr says the oil and gas deal with China 'wasn't being pushed' by President Rodrigo Duterte himself
(UPDATED) Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr says he needs China's permission to release the complete oil deal signed during the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping
The Chinese President's visit leaves Filipinos with more questions than answers
Politicians and businessmen make their way in to see Chinese President Xi Jinping and other Chinese officials at the posh hotel in Taguig City
Sa pagbisita niya sa Pilipinas, inihahalintulad ni Xi Jinping si Rodrigo Duterte kay Jose Rizal
The lone presence of the Chinese flag during the welcome ceremony and review of the guards by the 2 presidents is unlike any other state visit
Former foreign secretary Alan Peter Cayetano and House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo appear to be friendly after the state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping
Cooperation arrangements between the Philippines and China are outlined for the Davao City Expressway and Mindanao Railway projects
Wardrobe pains aside, President Rodrigo Duterte's eldest daughter says she was happy to have a chance to personally thank Chinese leader Xi Jinping for visiting the Philippines
The Palace says no copies of signed agreements have been released because the office in charge, the Department of Foreign Affairs, has been busy with Chinese President's Xi Jinping's second day of activities
Up to the last minute, uncertainty clouded what kind of oil and gas deal would come out of Xi's state visit. The MOU appears to be a softer version of the framework earlier prepared.
Watch highlights of Chinese President Xi Jinping's 2-day state visit on Rappler
'It behooves our negotiators to ensure that our Constitution is not violated,' former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario tells Rappler
'Our interests should always come first when we deepen relations with other nations,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
While Xi Jinping was walking along the red carpet in Malacañang, a crowd at the Chinese Consulate in Makati City was denouncing his visit to the Philippines
It's not been a red-carpet welcome for the Chinese leader online
President Rodrigo Duterte has visited China every year of his presidency, while he refuses to visit the United States
Lawmakers like Arthur Yap and Sonny Belmonte, leaders of Filipino-Chinese groups, and even a reporter from a Chinese television station are guests at the state dinner
President Duterte, Chinese President Xi Jinping, and guests cap off the first day of state visit with a 4-course meal
Chinese President Xi Jinping says China will give another 50 scholarships for Filipinos, and donate 10,000 tons of rice for typhoon-stricken communities
Chinese President Xi Jinping says there is wisdom in the saying, 'All creatures may grow together without harming each other'
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping witness the exchange of 29 documents – a mix of memoranda of understanding, letters, and commercial contracts
Philippine and Chinese officials exchange 'memorandum of understanding on oil and gas development' during Xi Jinping's historic state visit
President Duterte says the Philippines is ready for a 'new chapter of openness' but emphasizes that the relationship with China must be in the spirit of 'respect for sovereign equality'
(UPDATED) Chinese President Xi Jinping praises Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte 'for taking on Jose Rizal's mantle'
Filipino-Chinese families gather outside President Xi Jinping's hotel to catch a glimpse of the visiting leader as cops in riot gear guard the streets to deter protests
(UPDATED) China's 'One Belt, One Road' initiative is a revival of the ancient silk road trading route that would link Asian markets with economic circles in Europe