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Top 10 Facebook moments in 2015 for Filipinos

Dec 19, 2015 - 7:00 PM

What topics did you like comment on or share this 2015? Rappler picks the top global and national events that dominated the Facebook news feeds of Filipinos

Justin Trudeau's APEC chair earns more than P2 million in auction

Dec 18, 2015 - 10:02 PM

Trudeau s chair earns more than US President Barack Obama s and President Benigno Aquino III s

YODA CHAIRS. Six of Kenneth Cobonpue's 'Yoda' chairs are auctioned off at P8,810,000. The chairs, as shown in the photo, were used at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Welcome Dinner in November. Screengrab from Instagram/kennethcobonpue

Pesan Jusuf Kalla ke investor di APEC: Please come

Nov 19, 2015 - 3:42 PM

Indonesia memanfaatkan lembaga multilateral untuk mendukung pembangunan infrastruktur demi mewujudkan konektivitas di kawasan APEC

SILAKAN DATANG. Wakil Presiden Jusuf Kalla menjadi pembicara pada sesi dialog Konferensi Tingkat Tinggi Kerja Sama Ekonomi Asia Pasifik (APEC), di Manila, Filipina, 18 November. Foto oleh R. Rekotomo/Antara

A first: Obama is APEC's funny moderator-in-chief

Nov 18, 2015 - 1:59 PM

In a break from tradition US President Barack Obama did not just deliver a speech at the forum but went on to moderate the panel with Jack Ma of e commerce giant Alibaba and Filipino engineer Aisa Mijeno CEO of SALt

HOSTING GIG. US President Barack Obama jokes with Alibaba founder Jack Ma as he moderates a panel at the APEC CEO Summit. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Philippines, Vietnam boost ties as China sea disputes fester

Nov 17, 2015 - 9:05 PM

President Aquino also takes the opportunity to get Vietnam s support on the prospective inclusion of the Philippines in the Trans Pacific Partnership an economic agreement between Pacific Rim countries

President Benigno S. Aquino III witnesses Socialist Republic of Vietnam President Truong Tan Sang sign the Palace Guest Book at the Reception Hall of the Malacañan Palace for the bilateral meeting on Tuesday (November 17, 2015), at the sidelines of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting. Diplomatic relations between Vietnam and the Philippines date back since July 12, 1976 and from then on, the two countries have established good relations in the areas of politics, economics, trade investments, agriculture, security and defense among others. (Photo by Rolando Mailo/ Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Kenneth Cobonpue defends controversial APEC souvenir design

Nov 17, 2015 - 8:13 PM

Social media users say that the artwork closely resembles Ryan Villamael s Isles Kenneth addresses those comments and clarifies details about the piece Ryan also weighs in

COPY. People say that Kenneth Cobonpue's 'Sama-sama,' pictured above, is a copy of Ryan Villamael's 'Isles.' Photo courtesy of Kenneth Cobonpue

Pre-APEC arrests: PH urged to release Manila's homeless

Nov 16, 2015 - 9:24 AM

Human Rights Watch: Philippine authorities hold hundreds of homeless Manila residents in 3 facilities to beautify the city ahead of the summit

OUT OF SIGHT. These street dwellers in Dakota, a community in Manila not far from the Philippine International Convention Center where the APEC summit will be held, have been told by local authorities to 'keep off the streets' for at least a week beginning November 16, 2015. Photo by Carlos Conde/Human Rights Watch

Why the Philippines should be more than an APEC stop for Obama

Nov 16, 2015 - 8:00 AM

How fitting and powerful it would be if Obama on this latest trip to the Philippines were to signal through stops at the ADB and at Clark and Subic Bay that America’s commitment to Asia extends through generations

Binay to welcome APEC leaders on state visits to PH

Nov 13, 2015 - 4:33 PM

Opposition leader Vice President Binay says of APEC week: Let us set aside politics and do what needs to be done for the good of the country

VP'S FUNCTION. Vice President Jejomar Binay will welcome leaders on a state visit to Manila next week, as he did with US President Barack Obama in April 2014. File OVP photo

Palace: Putin to miss APEC due to plane crash probe

Nov 13, 2015 - 2:38 PM

UPDATED Russian President Vladimir Putin calls President Aquino to explain why he cannot be at the APEC summit in Manila next week

DOMESTIC ISSUES. Russian President Vladimir Putin calls Philippine President Benigno Aquino III on November 12, 2015, to relay his decision not to attend the APEC summit in Manila. Mikhail Klimentyev/RIA Novosti/Kremlin Pool/EPA

Putin, Jokowi skipping APEC in Manila

Nov 12, 2015 - 7:29 PM

The Russian and Indonesian will be represented by their prime minister and trade minister respectively during the APEC Summit in the Philippines

MISSING MANILA. Indonesian President Joko Widodo (left) and Russian President Vladimir Putin will send representatives instead.

Philippines as APEC host: Bending over backwards for VIPs

Nov 12, 2015 - 10:19 AM

From security personnel diplomatic protocol the seat plan and special food requests the Philippines is preparing to be the perfect host to 20 world leaders for the APEC summit

DETAILS, DETAILS. President Aquino inspects a room for one of the APEC meetings at the Philippine International Convention Center. Malacañang Photo Bureau

APEC what? An explainer on Manila's high-profile week

Nov 11, 2015 - 6:17 PM

What s the APEC buzz about and what s in it for the so called rising tiger of Asia? Rappler explains what happens in APEC and what Manila gets out of hosting the summit

AQUINO'S SHOW. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III inspects the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) on Tuesday, November 10, 2015. The PICC is the venue of the main APEC leaders' meeting. Photo by Joseph Vidal/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Homeless won't be forced out of Manila streets during APEC – DSWD

Nov 10, 2015 - 4:26 PM

Instead authorities are urging street families to stay with relatives or friends or in alternative family homes offered by the DSWD for the duration of the international event

Road works in 13 Metro Manila routes suspended in time for APEC

Nov 03, 2015 - 5:45 PM

Repairs and construction activities in these roads – which APEC delagates are expected to use – will be temporarily stopped from November 7 to 20

IN PHOTOS: Tourists flock to China's APEC site

Jul 04, 2015 - 10:28 PM

For 150 yuan 24 50 each hundreds of tourists head to Yanqi Lake the site of the APEC Economic Leaders Meeting in northeastern Beijing