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Duterte's undelivered ASEAN speech cites West PH Sea ruling

Sep 10, 2016 - 1:10 PM

Had he not delivered a passionate speech on human rights President Rodrigo Duterte would have called for full respect for the West Philippine Sea ruling

REVIEWING FOR ASEAN. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte reviews inside the ASEM Villa for the ASEAN Summit in Vientiane, Laos, on September 6, 2016. Photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

Panelo comes up to Ban, Obama to defend Duterte

Sep 10, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Diplomatic sources say this was a breach of protocol during the ASEAN Summit in Vientiane Laos

OFFICIAL FAMILY. Chief presidential legal counsel Salvador Panelo (1st from right) joins President Rodrigo Duterte and other members of the Duterte Cabinet at the 28th and 29th ASEAN Summits and Related Summits in Vientiane, Laos. Photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

Duterte sits down with 6 leaders in 1st int'l trip

Sep 10, 2016 - 7:13 AM

Vietnam promises a long term supply of rice to the Philippines while Japan vows to uphold the rule of law in the disputed South China Sea

LAO PM. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte meets with Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith in Vientiane, Laos, on September 6, 2016. Photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

VLOG: Duterte shows a different face overseas

Sep 09, 2016 - 1:06 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte ends his international debut by showing a different face of “The Punisher ” It’s the same no nonsense president but without what critics call his “colorful words

ASEAN SUMMIT. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during the closing ceremony of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and handover of the ASEAN chairmanship to the Philippines in Vientiane on September 8, 2016. Photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP

'Malacañang imagination?' Palace gets ASEAN seat plan wrong

Sep 09, 2016 - 11:05 AM

‘We are again a victim of imagination speculation and possibilities ’ Senator Alan Peter Cayetano says

A DIFFERENT ARRANGEMENT. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (C) sits beside Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (L) and Indonesia's President Joko Widodo at the gala dinner during the second day of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Vientiane on September 7, 2016. Photo by Noel Celis/ AFP

Duterte gives 'passionate' speech on human rights in ASEAN

Sep 08, 2016 - 9:05 PM

UPDATED Before leaders of East Asia Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte recounts the atrocities against the ethnic people in Mindanao a tirade directed towards the US government

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during the closing ceremony of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and handover of the ASEAN chairmanship to the Philippines in Vientiane on September 8, 2016. ASEAN leaders gather in Vientiane for the 28th and 29th ASEAN Summits held between September 6 to 8. / AFP PHOTO / YE AUNG THU Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during the closing ceremony of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and handover of the ASEAN chairmanship to the Philippines in Vientiane on September 8, 2016. ASEAN leaders gather in Vientiane for the 28th and 29th ASEAN Summits held between September 6 to 8. / AFP PHOTO / YE AUNG THU

Philippines accepts ASEAN chairmanship for 2017

Sep 08, 2016 - 6:04 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte formalizes this in handing over ceremonies at the National Convention Center in Vientiane Laos

ASEAN CHAIR. The Philippines will chair  the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2017. File photo from King Rodriguez/PPD

Duterte pushes for 'drug-free ASEAN'

Sep 08, 2016 - 5:38 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte also stresses the need to fight the regional and global menace of terrorism and violent extremism

DRUG-FREE ASEAN. ASEAN leaders pose for a photo opportunity at the ASEAN Summit in Laos, Vientiane, on September 7, 2016. Photo from Malacañang

Duterte skips ASEAN-US Summit in Laos

Sep 08, 2016 - 1:04 PM

Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr attends the ASEAN US Summit in Duterte s place

(L to R) Myanmar's State Councellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha, Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, US President Barack Obama, Laos Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay, Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen, Indonesia's President Joko Widodo, Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak pose for group photos during the 4th ASEAN - US Summit in Vientiane on September 8, 2016. ASEAN leaders gather in Vientiane for the 28th and 29th ASEAN Summits held between September 6 to 8. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB

Duterte sits between Medvedev, Widodo during ASEAN dinner

Sep 07, 2016 - 3:40 PM

UPDATED President Duterte and US President Obama however briefly spoke at a holding room before the dinner

A DIFFERENT ARRANGEMENT. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (C) sits beside Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (L) and Indonesia's President Joko Widodo at the gala dinner during the second day of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Vientiane on September 7, 2016. Photo by Noel Celis/ AFP

Duterte in Laos: 'We shall not be cowed' by terror

Sep 07, 2016 - 1:47 PM

In a speech before businessmen Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte slams terrorism and violent extremism rearing their ugly heads

ASEAN SUMMIT. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers a speech at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit at the Moung Thanh Luxury Hotel in Vientiane, Laos, on September 6, 2016. Photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

VLOG: Duterte makes debut on world stage

Sep 07, 2016 - 9:15 AM

What did Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte do on first day of his first ASEAN Summit?

Filipinos in Laos: 'Duterte! Duterte! Duterte!'

Sep 06, 2016 - 9:14 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his first speech as President before Filipinos overseas

President Rodrigo Duterte meets with the Filipino community in Laos at Feungfar Convention Hall in Ban Phonsinuane on September 5. KING RODRIGUEZ/PPD

Duterte: I don't want to quarrel with Obama

Sep 05, 2016 - 10:48 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte blames Washington officials for criticizing his government over extrajudicial killings

HITTING WASHINGTON. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he doesn't want to quarrel with US President Barack Obama but hits Washington officials over human rights. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Duterte arrives in Laos for ASEAN Summit

Sep 05, 2016 - 8:45 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is attending the ASEAN Summit in Vientiane Laos from Tuesday to Thursday September 6 to 8

People pass by flags of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries along the banks of the Mekong river in Vientiane on September 5, 2016. ASEAN leaders gather in Vientiane for the 28th and 29th ASEAN Summits held between September 6 to 8. / AFP PHOTO / YE AUNG THU

Duterte: Who is Obama to ask me about human rights?

Sep 05, 2016 - 7:30 PM

UPDATED I don t give a shit about anybody observing my behavior said Duterte defending his drug war before attending the ASEAN Summit where he is set to meet with Obama

BILATERAL TALKS. US President Barack Obama and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte are expected to meet at the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit and related Summits in Laos in early September 2016

Expect 'statesmanlike' Duterte in ASEAN Summit – expert

Sep 05, 2016 - 5:55 PM

A Philippine foreign affairs official also says President Rodrigo Duterte has been briefed on the protocol required of a world leader at the ASEAN Summit

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during a press conference at the airport in Davao City, in southern island of Mindanao prior to his departure for Laos to attend the Asean summit on September 5, 2016. Controversial Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on September 5 vowed he would not let himself be lectured to on human rights by US President Barack Obama when they meet at a coming summit in Lao / AFP PHOTO / MANMAN DEJETO

ASEAN Summit 2016: What Duterte will do in Laos

Sep 05, 2016 - 2:48 PM

Highlights include the handing of the ASEAN chairmanship to the Philippines on September 8

In this file photo, President Rodrigo Duterte presides over the fourth Cabinet Meeting at the State Dining Room in Malacanang Palace on August 1. Photo courtesy Presidential Photographers Division/Malacanang

Like Duterte, NYC chair Aiza Seguerra joins 1st int'l meeting

Sep 05, 2016 - 12:27 PM

National Youth Commission chair Aiza Seguerra is set to meet with counterparts from ASEAN in Laos

LIKE DUTERTE. National Youth Commission chair Aiza Seguerra flies to Laos to attend an international meeting for the first time. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: 'Heroes of Asia' receive 2016 Magsaysay Awards

Sep 01, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Vice President Leni Robredo delivers an inspirational speech noting that her late husband Naga City Mayor Jesse Robredo received the Magsaysay Award for Government Service on the same stage in 2000

HONORED. Vice President Leni Robredo and Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation board chairman Ramon del Rosario congatulate the 2016 Ramon Magsaysay awardees at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on August 31, 2016. All photos by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Ombudsman Morales, 5 others named 2016 Magsaysay awardees

Jul 27, 2016 - 11:52 AM

3rd UPDATE The 6 awardees are dubbed heroes of Asia who have created solutions to problems in their own countries and in the region

'HEROES OF ASIA.' Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales is one of 6 winners of the 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Awards. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Temple run: Vientiane, Laos in 2 days

May 25, 2014 - 7:09 PM

What is there to do in Laos capital with only 2 days to spare? Plenty

PHA THAT LUANG. This gold-covered stupa is the national symbol of Laos.

PH pushes sea row at Asia-Europe meeting

Nov 05, 2012 - 5:20 PM

President Benigno Aquino III raised the issue in bilateral meetings with EU leaders

Aquino speaks to the Filipino community in Laos on Sunday, November 4. Malacañang Photo Bureau

PH keen to lure investment at Asia-Europe summit

Oct 29, 2012 - 3:24 PM

Asian and European leaders are expected to exchange views on the Eurozone crisis trade and investment among other issues

FORGING ASIA-EUROPE TIES. Group picture at the 8th ASEM in Brussels, Belgium in 2010. Photo courtesy of ASEM