Holiday in Metro Manila, Bulacan, Pampanga on Nov 13-15 for ASEAN Summit – Palace

Oct 23, 2017 - 12:26 PM

The proclamation is in preparation for the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits to be attended by world leaders

A worker waters the grounds around an ASEAN logo outside the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), venue for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Manila on April 25, 2017. Authorities have started deploying security personnel in and around the ASEAN summit venue ahead of the leaders' meeting on April 28-29. / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

LIST: Roads to avoid on Sunday, October 22

Oct 20, 2017 - 5:49 PM

Authorities advise motorists to plan routes ahead of the 4th ASEAN convoy dry run which will begin in the morning and may last until early evening

PRACTICE RUNS. Convoys will disrupt traffic on October 22, 2017, in preparation for the ASEAN Summit in November. Rappler file photo

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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Former Alaska Ace Dondon Hontiveros returns, suits up for Alab

Oct 17, 2017 - 3:54 PM

The 'Cebuano Hotshot' will not retire his basketball sneakers after all

AFP, Duterte and Trump, neutron stars | Midday wRap

Oct 17, 2017 - 2:39 PM

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Trump to meet Duterte on Asia trip dominated by North Korea

Oct 17, 2017 - 10:20 AM

Trump's first Asian tour as president will take him to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines

'Alay PARA Atleta' digital fundraiser launched to fund paralympic athletes

Oct 16, 2017 - 7:33 PM

A mobile donation platform will be used to raise public awareness for para athletes and implement a grassroots development program.

MOVING FORWARD. PPC-PHILSPADA's newest initiative hopes to help raise the competitiveness of the Philippines in para sports. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Startups tapped to rescue disaster-prone ASEAN region

Oct 16, 2017 - 12:34 PM

'Startups to the Resque' relies on the spirit and dynamism of the youth to propose solutions for disaster resilience and recovery

Mahathir working hard to 'get rid' of 'dictator' Najib

Oct 14, 2017 - 11:12 AM

'Unfortunately he is not like his father,' former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad says of current Prime Minister Najib Razak

DEMOCRACY. Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad talks about democracy during the ASEAN Leaders Forum. Screenshot by Rappler

MAP: Avoid these roads on Sunday, October 15

Oct 13, 2017 - 3:54 PM

Traffic management preparations for the ASEAN summit are expected to disrupt traffic flow along major roads and streets on Sunday, October 15

What you need to know about the Tingin ASEAN Film Festival

Oct 11, 2017 - 9:30 PM

The free film festival features movies from all over Southeast Asia

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

Hari Kesehatan Jiwa Sedunia: Melewati gelap, menuju terang

Oct 10, 2017 - 7:27 AM

Puisi 'Menuju Terang' karya Bentara Bumi menyabet juara pertama kompetisi 'poetry slam' Unmasked Open Mic di ASEAN Literary Festival 2017

Bentara Bumi saat membacakan puisi 'Menuju Terang' di ASEAN Literary Festival 2017 pada 5 Agustus. Screenshot dari YouTube

PH can be ASEAN model for migration policies – World Bank

Oct 09, 2017 - 2:22 PM

A new World Bank study says ASEAN countries should reform their migration policies to boost labor mobility and promote the welfare of migrant workers in the region

MIGRATION. OFWs ready to leave the Philippines for better income opportunities. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

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

IN PHOTOS: Duterte in Brunei to celebrate Sultan's golden jubilee

Oct 07, 2017 - 8:18 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte 'reaffirms the long and enduring ties' and 'renews the special friendship' between the Philippines and Brunei

50TH ANNIVERSARY. President Rodrigo Duterte visits Brunei as Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah marks his 50th anniversary on the throne. All photos from Malacañang

LIVE: ASEAN Agriculture Summit 2017

Oct 04, 2017 - 3:20 PM

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NSPC 2018 to focus on ASEAN Integration – DepED

Oct 03, 2017 - 4:11 PM

ASEAN integration is expected to be the central topic of young aspiring campus journalists competing in different categories of the NSPC

Menpora: Atlet Para Games peraih medali emas diberi bonus Rp 200 juta

Oct 02, 2017 - 6:29 PM

Atlet peraih medali juga diberikan status PNS oleh pemerintah

BONUS. Menteri Pemuda dan Olahraga Imam Nahrawi mengatakan telah menyiapkan bonus berupa uang tunai Rp 200 juta untuk peraih medali emas di ASEAN Para Games 2017. Foto diambil dari akun Twitter @imam_nahrawi

Semangat juang tinggi jadi kunci atlet Para Games juara umum di Asia Tenggara

Oct 02, 2017 - 3:22 PM

"Indonesia tidak pernah bisa membayar pelatih dari luar negeri. Karena semangat juang kami lah yang mampu mengalahkan musuh-musuh kami," ujar Ketua NPC Senny Marbun

SALUT. Presiden Joko Widodo mengaku salut terhadap prestasi yang diperoleh atlet Para Games karena berhasil meraih juara umum di ASEAN Para Games 2017. Foto diambil dari akun @imam_nahrawi

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

Trump to attend ASEAN summit after all

Sep 29, 2017 - 9:20 PM

In a statement on Friday, September 29, the White House says US President Donald Trump will visit Manila as part of a bumper November 3-14 tour that will also include stops in China, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam and the US state of Hawaii

TRUMP. This file photo taken on August 8, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump speaking about North Korea at a meeting with administration officials on the opioid addiction crisis at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Daftar judul film dan jadwal tayang 'Korea-ASEAN Cinema Week'

Sep 29, 2017 - 11:44 AM

Penonton di Jakarta dan Surabaya bisa menikmati 14 film dari 11 negara secara gratis!

'KACW 2017'. Gelaran 'KACW 2017' berlangsung di dua kota, Jakarta dan Surabaya. Foto dari

Lacson, Sereno, Paras | Evening wRap

Sep 25, 2017 - 9:15 PM

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How Sereno answered her impeachment complaint

Sep 25, 2017 - 9:02 PM

None of Larry Gadon’s documents, though authentic, support his allegations, according to Sereno’s chief lawyer Alex Poblador

VERIFIED ANSWER. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno files an 85-page verified answer before the House of Representatives explaining point-by-point why the impeachment complaint against her must be dismissed.

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

FOTO: Atlet ASEAN Para Games kembali ke Indonesia

Sep 25, 2017 - 2:25 PM

“Kalian atlet atlet yang tidak biasa. Tapi luar biasa," kata Menpora Imam

Peraih perunggu di Olimpiade Rio 2016 Ni Nengah Widiasih mendapatkan dua medali emas di ASEAN Para Games 2017 untuk cabang olahraga angkat berat kelas 40 kg.

Joko Driyono terpilih menjadi wakil presiden AFF

Sep 24, 2017 - 3:01 PM

Indonesia dan Thailand ingin menjadi tuan rumah Piala Dunia 2034

LOGO. Logo Piala AFF U-18 yang akan dimainkan hingga 17 September. Foto diambil dari akun Twitter @AFFPresse

Indonesia resmi menjadi juara umum ASEAN Para Games 2017

Sep 23, 2017 - 8:56 PM

Timnas para games Indonesia memboyong 126 medali emas, 75 medali perak dan 50 medali perunggu

Budayaw, a rich ASEAN festival, held for first time in PH

Sep 23, 2017 - 8:27 PM

Celebrated in General Santos City, Budayaw cultural festival showcases performances and creative expressions from different ASEAN countries


PH improves on ASEAN Para Games finish, exceeds 2015 medal haul

Sep 23, 2017 - 3:42 PM

The Philippines improves from its seventh place finish in 2015, winning 20 golds for fifth place.

MORE THAN A GAME. Prudencia Panaliga, who won gold in the women's 200m race, was one of the athletes who shone brightly at the ASEAN Para Games. Photo by Janneth Tenorio

Indonesia memastikan diri jadi juara umum ASEAN Para Games 2017

Sep 23, 2017 - 11:59 AM

Saat ini Indonesia sudah memboyong 117 medali emas dan masih dapat bertambah di hari terakhir penyelenggaraan acara

BERADU CEPAT. Pelari putri Indonesia Nanda Mei Sholihah (kiri) beradu cepat saat akan memasuki garis finis nomor lari 100 meter Asean Para Games IX Kuala Lumpur, di Stadion Nasional Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Rabu, 20 September. Foto oleh Rafiuddin Abdul Rahman/ANTARA

Bronze medal finish for PH wheelchair basketball in 2017 ASEAN Para Games

Sep 22, 2017 - 5:47 PM

The Philippines edges Myanmar in the battle for third

BRONZE. The Philippine para basketball team earns bronze in Malaysia. File photo by Janneth Tenorio

Hari keenam ASEAN Para Games, peringkat Indonesia semakin sulit dikejar

Sep 22, 2017 - 10:24 AM

Timnas Indonesia berhasil meraih 91 medali emas. Semakin mendekati target yang ditetapkan Kemenpora yakni meraih 109 medali emas

MEDALI EMAS. Perenang Indonesia Muhammad Bejita (tengah) memperlihatkan medali emas dalam nomor 100 meter gaya punggung Asean Para Games IX Kuala Lumpur, di National Aquatic Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Kames, 21 September. Foto oleh Rafiuddin Abdul Rahman/ANTARA

Daftar lengkap peraih emas untuk Indonesia dalam ASEAN Para Games 2017

Sep 22, 2017 - 9:59 AM

Di hari kelima, timnas merah putih sudah berhasil memboyong 91 medali emas

5 atlet Indonesia yang bersinar di ASEAN Para Games 2017

Sep 22, 2017 - 9:58 AM

Sampai hari kelima, Indonesia masih memimpin perolehan medali dengan 90 medali emas.

PELEPASAN. Atlet National Paralympic Commitee (NPC) mengikuti acara Pelepasan atlet NPC ke Asean Paragames 2017 di Hotel Dewangsa, Solo, Jawa Tengah, Selasa, 12 September. Foto oleh Mohammad Ayudha/ANTARA

Cielo Honasan completes sprint treble for PH in 2017 ASEAN Para Games

Sep 21, 2017 - 6:18 PM

Honasan, who ruled both the century dash and 200m run in the previous days, dominated once more in the women’s 400m event.

GONE WITH THE WIND. Cielo Honasan, age 15, finished with a record time of 63.35 seconds en route to her 3rd straight gold. Photo from 9th ASEAN Para Games Manila-Based Secretariat

Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta grabs powerlifting gold in 2017 ASEAN Para Games

Sep 21, 2017 - 3:40 PM

Veteran para athlete Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta picked up another gold for the Philippines as she dominated the women’s over 86-kg powerlifting event in the 2017 ASEAN Para Games

GOLD FINISH. Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta, the first athlete from the Philippines to ever medal at the Paralympics, added another gold to her legacy. Photo from Dumapong-Ancheta's Facebook

Hari kelima ASEAN Para Games, Indonesia tetap kokoh di posisi puncak

Sep 21, 2017 - 11:59 AM

Tim merah putih berhasil meraih 77 medali emas selama empat hari penyelenggaraan

KIBARKAN BENDERA. (Dari kiri) Pelari putra Indonesia Nur Ferry Pradan, Rasyidi, Wagiyo, dan Rizal Bagus mengibarkan bendera Merah Putih seusai meraih medali emas final nomor lari 4X100 meter Asean Para Games IX Kuala Lumpur, di Stadion Nasional Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Rabu, 20 September Foto oleh Rafiuddin Abdul Rahman/ANTARA

Back-to-back golds for sprinter Cielo Honasan in 2017 ASEAN Para Games

Sep 20, 2017 - 7:56 PM

Sander Severino, Menandro Redor, Arman Subaste, Henry Roger Lopez and Prudencia Panaliga also claimed gold medals for the Philippines

DOUBLE GOLD. Honasan earned her second gold in the women's 100m dash T44 event. Photo from Facebook.

PH nabs golds in ASEAN Para Games swimming, cycling

Sep 20, 2017 - 5:58 PM

Philippine Swimming adds 2 golds and 1 bronze, while Cycling bags their first gold

SWIMMING GOLD. Ernie Gawilan defended his title in the 400 m freestyle S8 event after registering 4:57.49 on the board.

Javelin thrower Asusano bags PH's first gold in 2017 ASEAN Para Games

Sep 20, 2017 - 3:28 PM

Cendy Asusano throws a distance of 13.04 meters in the women's javelin throw

Hari keempat ASEAN Para Games, Indonesia masih perkasa di posisi puncak

Sep 20, 2017 - 10:46 AM

Tim merah putih berhasil meraih 37 medali emas selama tiga hari penyelenggaraan ASEAN Para Games

MEDALI EMAS. Atlet Indonesia Endi Nurdin Tine (tengah) menggigit medali emas yang diraihnya setelah menjuarai nomor lari 800 meter putra Asean Para Games XI Kuala Lumpur, di Stadion Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Selasa, 19 September. Foto oleh Rafiuddin Abdul Rahman/ANTARA

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

Klasemen ASEAN Para Games 2017: Indonesia unggul di peringkat teratas

Sep 19, 2017 - 9:25 AM

Medali emas paling banyak disumbang dari cabang olah raga renang

PELEPASAN. Atlet National Paralympic Commitee (NPC) mengikuti acara Pelepasan atlet NPC ke Asean Paragames 2017 di Hotel Dewangsa, Solo, Jawa Tengah, Selasa, 12 September. Foto oleh Mohammad Ayudha/ANTARA

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

FOTO: Meriahnya upacara pembukaan ASEAN Para Games 2017

Sep 18, 2017 - 7:03 PM

Indonesia yang membawa 191 atlet menargetkan menjadi juara umum

INDONESIA. Kontingen Indonesia yang berjumlah 191 atlet muncul di area Stadion Bukit Jalil. Foto diambil dari screen shot Youtube Kuala Lumpur 2017