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Why security in the Middle East matters to Southeast Asia

Dec 10, 2017 - 9:54 AM

Southeast Asia must brace for the effects of Donald Trump's declaration on Jerusalem and the loss of territory of ISIS in Mosul and Raqqa – both of which may have dire consequences for the region

JERUSALEM CRISIS. A Palestinian Red Crescent member aids a protester injured during clashes between demonstrators and Israeli security forces at the Qalandiya checkpoint, between Ramallah and Jerusalem on July 21, 2017. Photo by Abbas Momani/AFP

Thailand flood death toll rises to 15

Dec 05, 2017 - 5:17 PM

Some one million residents have been hit in some way: through submerged or damaged homes, disruption to occupations such as farming, or transport difficulties because of flooded roads

Business is booming: Southeast Asia a growing mobile games market – report

Nov 24, 2017 - 6:43 PM

Southeast Asian gaming populace to grow from 170 million to 250 million by 2021 according to a Niko Partners report

Fake news and freedom of expression in Southeast Asia

Nov 22, 2017 - 8:05 PM

The struggle against disinformation and fake news in Southeast Asia goes hand-in-hand with the fight to keep democratic spaces online open

China to help resolve Rohingya crisis – Bangladesh

Nov 19, 2017 - 7:51 AM

No details were given on what concrete steps Beijing might take

HELP ON THE WAY? Rohingya people are escaping their own land due to alleged state violence. File photo by Mahmood Noor/Rappler

Cambodian journalists charged with espionage for filing news to U.S.

Nov 18, 2017 - 5:14 PM

The journalists — Oun Chhin and Yeang Sothearin — now face up to 15 years in jail for allegedly running an illegal media studio from a guesthouse in Phnom Penh

EU stresses ASEAN cooperation in fighting terrorism

Nov 14, 2017 - 3:04 PM

'Tensions and radicalization in the Asia-Pacific can destabilize the world well beyond your region,' EU President Donald Tusk tells Southeast Asian leaders

COUNTER-TERRORISM. European Council President Donald Tusk appeals to Southeast Asian nation for cooperation in fighting radicalization during the ASEAN-EU Summit on November 14, 2017 in Manila, Philippines. Photo from RTVM feed

Group pushes for 'binding' ASEAN pact on migrant workers’ protection

Nov 14, 2017 - 2:21 PM

The ASEAN Consensus on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers must be legally-binding and cover undocumented workers and migrants' families, Migrante International says

OFW applicants inside POEA on August 29, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[ANALYSIS] ASEAN likes, but also fears, China's economic weight

Nov 12, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Recent analyses make the case for why ASEAN's 10 member countries need to work on deepening trade and investment ties among themselves

Most instagrammable spots in ASEAN countries

Nov 11, 2017 - 8:57 PM

Here are some of the most instagrammable spots in the region that you might consider for your next trip

How big is social media in ASEAN countries?

Nov 11, 2017 - 5:29 PM

While the biggest social media platforms originated from the West, citizens of ASEAN countries are just as into it

21 must-try dishes from ASEAN countries

Nov 10, 2017 - 9:58 AM

Each Southeast Asian country offers a remarkable food experience you should not miss

Indonesian 'terrorist' killed his Maute-ISIS 'buddy' to escape – PNP

Nov 06, 2017 - 2:14 PM

'Ang unang ginawa niya, pinatay niya 'yung kan'yang buddy, para makalayas siya, at doon siya sa Lanao lake lumangoy, at nagtago for 3 hours,' says PNP chief Dela Rosa

ARRESTED. Indonesian Muhammad Ilham Syahputra is detained in Camp Crame, Quezon City after his capture in Marawi. PNP Photo

Southeast Asian journalists 'future-proof' data projects in workshop

Oct 26, 2017 - 2:34 PM

Journalists from 6 ASEAN countries also learn how to maximize the impact of their data-driven projects in the French-based agency CFI's 4M Asia data journalism training at the Rappler office

WORKSHOP. Journalists from Southeast Asia take part in the 4M Asia data journalism training at the Rappler headquarters from October 13 to 19, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

How the Marawi siege affected terrorism in Indonesia

Oct 24, 2017 - 9:10 PM

'The [Islamic State] narrative for Indonesians was to do hijrah in the Philippines, not commit attacks at home,' states a report by the Terrorism Research and Analysis Consortium

MARAWI SIEGE. Philippine troops in action in the battle zone, during the war against IS-linked terrorists. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Rappler hosts Manila leg of 4M Asia data journalism training

Oct 11, 2017 - 4:10 PM

Eleven journalists from news groups in ASEAN will learn how to future-proof their data journalism projects in the 3rd and last round of workshops organized by French-based agency CFI

DATA JOURNALISM TRAINING. Journalists from ASEAN join the 2nd leg of CFI's 4M Asia data journalism training in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in July 2017. Photo from CFI website

Experts warn against rise of democracies mixed with authoritarianism

Sep 03, 2017 - 4:30 PM

The rising trend of hybrid regimes in Southeast Asia is tagged as a major challenge to democracy today

WORRYING TREND. Democracy observers raise concerns about growing trend of authoritarian tendencies in countries like the Philippines, under President Rodrigo Duterte. File AFP PHOTO / MANMAN DEJETO

Should governments regulate freedom of expression?

Sep 02, 2017 - 10:44 PM

Political experts agree that fake news and social media threaten democracy in Southeast Asia

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?

Indonesia calls for calm over SEA Games flag blunder

Aug 23, 2017 - 4:18 PM

200 people demonstrated outside the Malaysian consulate in Indonesia and burned tires and images of the flag of Malaysia

CALL FOR CALM. Indonesian government calls to stop demonstrations regarding the flag gaffe by the 2017 SEA Games committee in Malaysia. Photo by @imam_nahrawi on Twitter

Uber apologizes to LTFRB for 'misunderstanding'

Aug 16, 2017 - 12:55 PM

If there s been a misunderstanding in the past that s on us and I apologize for that misunderstanding says Uber regional executive Michael Brown

IN PHOTOS: PlayStation Experience Southeast Asia 2017

Aug 05, 2017 - 3:57 PM

From Street Fighter toys Final Fantasy VII figures to giant PlayStation buttons here are some of the scenes from Saturday s day long PlayStation party

Rappler Talk: Amy Searight on changing Southeast Asian and global power dynamics

Aug 05, 2017 - 2:24 PM

Policy analyst Amy Searight: It s a challenge for this administration who wants to focus in Asia and Southeast Asia

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

PlayStation Experience Southeast Asia: What we're excited to see

Aug 04, 2017 - 7:43 PM

We re at the first ever PlayStation Experience in Southeast Asia which will be held in Malaysia Saturday August 5 Tune in for our updates


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

Amazon pushes into Southeast Asia with Singapore launch

Jul 27, 2017 - 2:37 PM

The launch of Amazon Prime in Singapore marks the company s entry into a region of more than 600 million people

A picture taken on December 28, 2016 in Vertou, western France, shows the logo of US electronic commerce and cloud computing company Amazon. Loic Venance/AFP

Rappler Talk: Sidney Jones on the effect of the Marawi siege on terrorism in Southeast Asia

Jul 25, 2017 - 4:34 PM

Bookmark this page to watch the live interview with the Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict s director at 4:30 pm Tuesday July 25

Marawi inspired, strengthened pro-ISIS fighters in region – report

Jul 21, 2017 - 11:49 AM

The Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict says the Marawi conflict has long term repercussions for extremism in Southeast Asia including greater cooperation among extremists and more violent attacks

Thai general among officials jailed for human trafficking

Jul 19, 2017 - 3:44 PM

UPDATED The most senior government figure among the 62 people convicted on Wednesday is Lieutenant General Manas Kongpan who received 27 years for multiple human trafficking charges and other offenses

Thai policemen stand guard outside of a criminal court in Bangkok on July 19, 2017.  Lilian Suwanrumpha/AFP

ISIS 'sanctioned, if not directed' Resorts World attack – expert

Jul 02, 2017 - 4:30 PM

The Philippines now serves as an inspiration for global jihadists say terrorism experts who asked the government to investigate an ISIS claim the Resorts World gunman converted to Islam

China’s navy targets building bases overseas – Pentagon

Jul 01, 2017 - 7:30 PM

The Pentagon cites cases in 2016 of China using its intelligence services and employing other illicit technologies controlled equipment and other materials

DEFENSE BUILD-UP. The Chinese guided missile destroyer PLANS Qingdao joins over 40 other warships from around the world to celebrate the centenary of the Australian Navy in Sydney on October 5, 2013. Photo from Shutterstock

Duterte and Jokowi, Revilla, Sabio | Evening wRap

Jun 22, 2017 - 9:01 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Acor Arceo

PATAFA to send athletes to Hong Kong, Ubas surpasses SEAG record

Jun 05, 2017 - 4:22 PM

Janry Ubas showcased a sneak peak of what may be to come by jumping further than the SEA Games record

Experts, ministers: Marawi proves ISIS a threat to Southeast Asia

Jun 03, 2017 - 4:31 PM

Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein says this terror threat targeting the Asia Pacific is the top security threat in the region today – even more than North Korea

ISIS? A police car carry suspected Maute group members following their arrest on June 2, 2017 while swimming the Agus River in Marawi City. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Joint patrols off Mindanao to counter ISIS threats – Malaysia

Jun 03, 2017 - 4:24 PM

Malaysia the Philippines and Indonesia will launch joint patrols off the waters of Mindanao following the clash that erupted between the government and ISIS inspired Maute group in Marawi City

NAVAL ASSETS. A chopper lands on BRP Davao del Sur, a Multi-purpose Attack Craft (MPAC) in a demo during the anniversary of the Philippine Navy at Sasa Wharf in Davao City on May 31, 2017. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

To shift or not: Ilocos Sur farmers urged to keep growing tobacco

May 30, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Candon City in Ilocos Sur goes against the Philippines local and international commitments to shift farmers away from tobacco to alternative crops and livelihood

Rappler Talk: Rohan Gunaratna on ISIS in the Philippines

May 25, 2017 - 3:25 PM

Watch our interview with terrorism expert Rohan Gunaratna live

Smoking ban EO 'positive step' to smoke-free PH – advocates

May 20, 2017 - 10:46 AM

Ulysses Dorotheo of the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance notes however that Executive Order 26 is not as strong as the Davao ordinance

Norwood, De Ocampo proud of new Gilas generation

May 19, 2017 - 12:06 AM

Gabe Norwood and Ranidel De Ocampo are on hand as the Philippines secures FIBA Asia Cup and Asian Qualifiers slots

PROUD. Gabe Norwood (L) celebrates with his Gilas brothers after winning the SEABA tilt. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Gilas Pilipinas still kings of SEABA after beating Indonesia

May 18, 2017 - 11:45 PM

The Philippines will now move on to the FIBA Asia Cup and the Asian Qualifiers later in the year

LABAN PILIPINAS. Calvin Abueva proudly holds up the Philippine flag. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Reyes: Jalalon will be 'really special' for Gilas Pilipinas

May 18, 2017 - 11:20 PM

I really like the development and the play of Jio Jalalon says Chot Reyes

UNOFFICIAL MVP. Jio Jalalon is coach Chot Reyes' personal choice for Most Valuable Player for SEABA 2017. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Gilas Pilipinas rules SEABA once more, books FIBA Asia Cup ticket

May 18, 2017 - 8:42 PM

UPDATED The Philippines rips Indonesia in the final game to finish the 2017 SEABA Men s Championship at 6 0 Gilas will also go to the Asian Qualifiers

CHAMPIONS. Gilas Pilipinas reigns supreme over Southeast Asian basketball again. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Ultras Filipinas supports Gilas at SEABA 2017

May 18, 2017 - 7:55 PM

Ultras Filipinas brings the football brand of cheers and chants to basketball

ULTRAS FILIPINAS. The group Ultras Filipinas is pictured cheering for Gilas Pilipinas inside the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Vietnam coach finds Filipino crowd 'clever' for fake shot clock countdown

May 18, 2017 - 7:35 PM

Gilas Pilipinas fans create their own form of entertainment at SEABA 2017

'CLEVER.' Vietnam's coach Donte Hill thinks the Filipino crowd is clever for goading his team into early shots with a fake countdown. Photo from FIBA.com

Indonesia braces for rampaging Gilas Pilipinas in SEABA title game

May 18, 2017 - 4:11 PM

The highly favored Philippines takes on Indonesia to determine the champion of the 2017 SEABA Men s Championship

READY TO GO. Jamarr Johnson and Indonesia will aim to upset the Philippines in the 2017 SEABA Men's Championship. Photo from PBA Images

Batang Gilas defeats Malaysia, ends SEABA U16 tournament undefeated

May 18, 2017 - 2:01 PM

Batang Gilas seals SEABA U16 in first place and secures a slot in FIBA Asia U16 tournament

MVP happy with Gilas so far but wary of SEA neighbors rising

May 17, 2017 - 10:11 PM

Certain countries in Asia are [rising] We can t just pretend that we will continue our lead says MVP

NO TO COMPLACENCY. Manny V. Pangilinan says the Philippines cannot be complacent in Southeast Asia. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LIVE UPDATES: Philippines vs Indonesia – 2017 SEABA Championships

May 17, 2017 - 9:35 PM

Get updates on Gilas Pilipinas virtual gold medal match against Indonesia as well as Batang Gilas final game versus Malaysia in the 2017 SEABA Championships

Gilas Pilipinas on verge of SEABA gold after Vietnam win

May 17, 2017 - 8:45 PM

UPDATED One more win for the Philippines

5-0. Gilas Pilipinas is now a win away from the SEABA gold. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler