'In my humble view, the ideal approach is for China to think of itself as the Big Uncle to many nephews in the family,' says Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
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Some ministers have called for the early conclusion of talks for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, a 16-nation pact poised to become the world's largest free-trade agreement
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Beijing's suggestions are part of efforts to expand its influence in the South China Sea, which it claims almost entirely, and push back at Washington which has backed countries with overlapping claims to the waters
In a draft statement, ASEAN foreign ministers say land reclamations in the South China Sea 'have eroded trust and confidence' and 'increased tensions'
A US official says Washington is 'concerned' by North Korean violations of UN-approved sanctions, including illegal shipments of oil by sea
One embraces China investments with open arms, the other shows more caution. One sees US President Donald Trump as a 'friend,' the other calls him an 'international bully.'
A weakening peso is symptomatic of other things happening in the economy. Most importantly, it suggests we are increasingly becoming a net borrower from the rest of the world, owing to our colossal import bill boosted by Duterte’s 'Build, Build, Build'.
President Rodrigo Duterte hails Kim Jong-Un for showing North Korea's commitment to pursue denuclearization, and for its bid to end its decades-long rift with South Korea
Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations pose for their annual family photo
At the opening of the 32nd ASEAN Summit, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong tells fellow leaders that ISIS continues to threaten the region
The Philippine president also intends to take a smaller delegation to Singapore for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit
President Rodrigo Duterte is also set to meet with the Filipino community during his Singapore trip
While it noted a resolve to 'protect human rights,' it failed to condemn member state Myanmar's treatment of the Muslim-minority Rohingya
ASEAN military chiefs also stress the need for 'a peaceful resolution' of the South China Sea dispute
(UPDATED) Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte prefers to be in the country to attend the Philippine Military Academy graduation and address other national concerns
Former envoy to the ASEAN Orlando Mercado says that member-states within the region have vibrant arrangements with the Philippines in terms of workers' protection
The ministers from the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) did not mention China by name in their statement after a one-day meeting in Singapore
'Our region is disaster-prone,' Lim Jock Hoi says at his inauguration ceremony at ASEAN's Secretariat in Jakarta. 'This underscores the need to strengthen ASEAN cooperation in disaster management and humanitarian assistance.'
(UPDATED) The actress will not be allowed to reapply for a license in the next two years, and must also pay P8,000 in fines
Indeed, if any summiteer came away truly happy, it must be China
The ASEAN Unity Park will be located in the future 40-hectare campus of FAITH Colleges in Balete, Batangas, an area near Lake Taal, one of the country's premier tourism destinations
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The new alliance aims to disrupt the funding of militant groups through enhanced financial intelligence sharing, Australian Justice Minister Michael Keenan says
'The Philippines' chairmanship wasn't just a missed opportunity; it significantly weakened ASEAN's standing on political-security matters,' Southeast Asia expert Gregory Poling tells Rappler
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'Comparatively, our protests here suck. I mean, where did they get that giant Trump fidget spinner? That's amazing!'
'The window of opportunity on achieving the 1.5 degrees Celsius goal of the Paris Agreement is fast closing and any delay will result in the irreversible,' says Senator Loren Legarda as she delivers the Philippine statement
Police say one of the suspects cased malls, a park, and the PICC – the venue of the ASEAN Summit – ahead of the international event
World leaders understand that the ISIS threat is not over and a war could erupt again – in their countries, if not in the Philippines – as they expect the return of Asian fighters from the Middle East
Studies show coal is projected to rise in the whole ASEAN region in the next few years
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Maria Isabel Lopez appears before the LTO but has yet to submit a formal written appeal for breaking into the special ASEAN lanes
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China gets things done in areas that matter – trade and security. It champions free trade and practically silences protests over its aggression in the South China Sea.
The Summit hosting is a 'diplomatic gift' to Duterte and a win for China
Opposition lawmakers who labeled the summit as a 'failed PR stunt' 'obviously did not know what happened behind closed doors,' says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque
ASEAN evades reference to China's militarization of the South China Sea, as it hails the 'positive momentum' in Southeast Asia's ties with China
(2ND UPDATE) 'Imbes na mapag-usapan 'yung basura ng Canada na dinump sa atin, dinala niya 'yung usapan sa EJK na hindi pinag-uusapan ng superpowers like the United States, China, and even the EU because they feel that it's a local problem,' says Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III
The Japanese prime minister makes repeated calls to put pressure on North Korea to stop its missile and nuclear program
Rappler takes a look at the place where more than a thousand cops from outside Metro Manila stayed during the ASEAN Summit
The President's partner keeps it simple when meeting some of the most powerful people in the world
The opposition bloc criticizes the administration for a costly 'photo op' and hits the regional bloc for its silence on human rights issues, including those in the Philippines itself
Maria Fe Perez-Agudo, head of the Philippine arm of Korean carmaker Hyundai, shares her experience of male bosses intimidating her
Despite not being invited to serve an official function, Vice President Leni Robredo believes the Philippine government was 'successful' in mounting the 31st ASEAN Summit
On the sidelines of the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila, some of the region's most prominent businessmen get the chance to meet and network together
The ASEAN Security Task Force recognizes the cops' efforts in an awarding ceremony
The first Philippine visit of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern yields 3 bilateral agreements with the host country