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U.S. pledges more help to Philippines' fight vs terrorism

Jul 16, 2019 - 10:24 PM

Officials from both countries agree to deepen counterterrorism cooperation as the Philippines grapples with the emergence of suicide attacks

FIGHTING TERROR. The ground breaking ceremony for the rehabilitation and rebuilding of Marawi City's Most Affected Area finally pushed through on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, after several delays and rescheduling. The ceremony, attended by MAA residents, LGU, Army, and NGOs, formally signal the start of the city's rehabilitation.

PH, U.S. sign education deals, create new fellowship for Filipino scholars

Jul 16, 2019 - 7:53 PM

A new 'Philippines-U.S. Alliance Fellowship' for Filipino scholars seeks to send two Filipinos to the US to study national security and international relations every year

AGREEMENTS SIGNED. The Philippines and Unites States agree to expand educational ties at the 8th Bilateral Strategic Dialogue between the two countries. Photo from US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim's Twitter

U.S. reaffirms pact to defend PH in case of West Philippine Sea attack

Jul 16, 2019 - 5:24 PM

US officials affirm Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's assurance of aid in case of aggression in the West Philippine Sea amid growing security threat from China

MUTUAL DEFENSE. US and Philippine Marines carry their respective colors. File Photo by AFP/Jay Directo

PH, top U.S. officials hold talks on security, rule of law

Jul 15, 2019 - 7:19 PM

The 8th Philippines-US Bilateral Strategic Dialogue is the first one to be held in Manila since the start of the Duterte administration

DIALOGUE. Top US officials along with U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim (center) attend the 8th Philippines-US Bilateral Strategic Dialogue. Photo from the Department of Foreign Affairs

[ANALYSIS] Huawei and the Shangri-La Dialogue

May 30, 2019 - 9:33 AM

The Pentagon sets its eyes on Beijing in a new Indo-Pacific security strategy that is expected to be unveiled at the annual Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, which begins Friday, May 31

Easing tensions, U.S., China to hold top-level security talks

Nov 06, 2018 - 10:09 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will host their Chinese counterparts in Washington for the second US-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue

SIDE BY SIDE. In this file photo, a Chinese woman adjusts a Chinese flag near US flags before the start of a Strategic Dialogue expanded meeting between China and the US. Pool/AFP

No North Korea relief until verifiable denuclearization steps – Mattis

Jun 03, 2018 - 12:33 PM

'North Korea will receive relief only when it demonstrates verifiable and irreversible steps to denuclearization,' says US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis

DEFENSE CHIEF. US Defense Secretary James Mattis delivers his speech during the first plenary session of the 17th Asian Security Summit of the IISS ShangriLa Dialogue in Singapore on June 2, 2018. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

China general slams 'irresponsible comments' on South China Sea

Jun 02, 2018 - 7:10 PM

Lieutenant General He Lei's statement comes after US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis accused China of 'intimidation and coercion' in the disputed waters at a security summit in Singapore

SECURITY SUMMIT. Lieutenant General He Lei (L), vice president of the People's Liberation Army's Academy of Military Science, and Hajit Sajjan (R), Canadian National Defense Minister, attend the first plenary session of the 17th Asian Security Summit of the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore on June 2, 2018. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

UN calls current climate funding an 'umbrella in a hurricane'

May 04, 2018 - 5:26 PM

'Trying to address climate change at current financing levels is like walking into a Category 5 Hurricane protected only by an umbrella,' says United Nations climate chief Patricia Espinosa

CLIMATE CHANGE. A child pushes his bicycle as he crosses a flooded street in Ineangan, Bambang, Nueva Viscaya, after the Magat river swelled caused by Typhoon Lando's (Koppu) continuous rain on October 18, 2015. File photo by IFRC

Will the Paris Agreement work?

May 01, 2018 - 5:41 PM

The Bonn conference will highlight the Talanoa Dialogue which, for the first time, will gather country negotiators, business leaders, and civil society groups in a face-to-face meeting to discuss what is a fair and adequate – but scaled up –contribution from different countries to reduce emissions

WATCH: Silsilah, a best-kept secret of Quiapo Church

Jan 07, 2018 - 12:10 PM

Days before Nazareno 2018, Rappler visits the Silsilah Dialogue Movement in Quiapo Church, an office promoting peace between Christians and Muslims

Syria rebels reject Sochi peace initiative

Dec 26, 2017 - 6:23 PM

The 'Congress of National Dialogue' is set in Sochi on January 29 and 30

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

Who are the ASEAN dialogue partners in Manila?

Nov 13, 2017 - 7:30 AM

Get to know who the dialogue partner VIPs attending the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits are

ASEAN SUMMIT. President Rodrigo Duterte and partner Honeylet r Avanceña pose with leaders of ASEAN member countries and dialogue partners, including US President Donald Trump and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. Photo from RTVM live feed

Confronting Islamophobia

Aug 09, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Swami Tyagananda a Hindu monk offers a nugget of wisdom For him it is difficult to hate a religion when you personally know that warm intelligent and considerate people practice it

PH, Australia pilot online cultural exchange course in Makati high school

Aug 09, 2017 - 1:01 PM

The Australian government will also bring the cultural learning program to high schools in Camarines Sur Iloilo City and Bacolod City this year

NEW PARTNERS. Makati High School students, DepEd Assistant Secretary Nepomuceno Malaluan, and Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Amanda Gorely talk to St Paul's College Kempsey students. Photo by Mara Cepeda / Rappler

Cardinal Quevedo urges interreligious dialogue amid terror

Jun 17, 2017 - 10:00 PM

The first cardinal from Mindanao also says Muslim leaders can correct terrorists on their wrong interpretation of Islamic teachings

MINDANAO CARDINAL. Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo (right) urges inter-religious dialogue in the face of terrorism. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

'Understanding of history' can correct anti-Muslim biases – envoy

Jun 10, 2017 - 10:15 PM

British Ambassador to the Philippines Asif Ahmad clarifies that there is no interfaith conflict in the Philippines

VALUE OF DIALOGUE. British Ambassador to the Philippines Asif Ahmad says Christians and Muslims 'have a lot to learn from each other.' Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Regional intel: ISIS fighters in Mindanao triple PH's estimate

Jun 04, 2017 - 12:52 PM

Indonesian Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu says intelligence pegs the number of ISIS fighters in the Philippines at 1 200 including 40 Indonesians a stark contrast from the Philippines 250 400 estimate

U.S. says it stands with PH in 'heartbreaking' fight in Marawi

Jun 03, 2017 - 11:39 AM

The United States reiterates its commitment to its longtime ally in its fight against terrorists despite President Rodrigo Duterte s anti American pronouncements

Cardinal Quevedo slams terrorism as 'demonic ideology'

May 31, 2017 - 6:49 PM

The true believers in Islam have condemned this ideology Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo says as clashes continue in Marawi City

SLAMMING TERROR. Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo says in a homily on May 31, 2017, that terrorism is a 'demonic ideology' destroying friendships between Christians and Muslims. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Economic growth, climate policies can go together – OECD report

May 23, 2017 - 4:25 PM

Right climate policies can help governments generate growth that will significantly reduce the risks of climate change an OECD report says

NEW REPORT. German State Secretary Jochen Flasbarth (L) and OECD Secretary General Jose Angel Gurria (R) hold up a copy of the 'Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth' report in a press conference in Berlin, Germany, May 23, 2017. KD Suarez/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 23, 2017

May 23, 2017 - 9:59 AM

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CONCERT EXPLOSION. Police deployed at the scene of a reported explosion during a concert in Manchester, England, on May 23, 2017. Photo by Paul Ellis/Agence France-Presse

Germany, China urge U.S. to stick to Paris climate pact

May 23, 2017 - 12:15 AM

At the 8th Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin both Germany and China say the United States leaving the agreement would not benefit it economically

URGING AMERICA. German Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks (2nd L) speaks during the press conference at the start of the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin, Germany, May 22, 2017. Seated next to her (2nd R) is Xie Zhenhua, Chinese climate envoy. Photo courtesy BMUB/Thomas Kohler

Duterte on Turkey, Mongolia joining ASEAN: 'Yes, why not?'

May 16, 2017 - 3:54 PM

They wanted me to sponsor that entry says President Rodrigo Duterte recalling his conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Mongolian Prime Minister Jargaltulga Erdeneba

MORE ASEAN MEMBERS? President Rodrigo says he sees nothing wrong with expanding the membership of ASEAn to include Turkey and Mongolia. Presidential Photo

Sensasi ‘mencicipi’ karya seni instalasi di ‘Dialogue with the Senses’

Oct 22, 2016 - 10:28 AM

Gelaran pameran seni media instalasi Korea Indonesia ini berlangsung di Galleria Fatahilah Kota Tua Jakarta 21 Oktober – 3 November

Karya seniman Anang Saptoto yang mengajak pengunjung menikmati sensasi gambar dengan efek tiga dimensi. Foto oleh Yetta Tondang/Rappler.com.

Beijing refuses to move on sea disputes as US meet ends

Jun 07, 2016 - 7:00 PM

China s top diplomat Yang Jiechi insists that the country s stance is in line with international law and will not change

epa05349540 (L-R) US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, US Secretary of State John Kerry, Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang and State Councillor Yang Jiechi attend during the closing ceremony of the eighth round of US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Beijing, China, 07 June 2016. The 8th US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue and the 7th round of US-China high-level consultation on people-to-people exchange are held in Beijing on 06 and 07 June 2016. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

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Maritime disputes loom large as US, China hold talks

Jun 06, 2016 - 7:56 AM

UPDATED Xi Jinping: The vast Pacific should be a stage for cooperation not an area for competition

DISPUTED. (File) An aerial photo taken from inside a military plane of the alleged on-going reclamation by China into mischief reef in the Spratly group of islands in the South China Sea, west of Palawan, Philippines, May 11, 2015. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

China hits US 'provocations', says doesn't fear 'trouble'

Jun 05, 2016 - 11:09 AM

4th UPDATE Admiral Sun Jianguo: China firmly opposes such behavior We do not make trouble but we have no fear of trouble

China's Admiral Sun Jianguo, deputy chief of general staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), delivers his speech during a plenary session at the 15th Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore on June 5, 2016. Roslan Rahman/AFP

Pentagon chief arrives in Singapore for security summit

Jun 02, 2016 - 9:41 PM

Ashton Carter s attendance at this weekend s Shangri La Dialogue is part of a broader US diplomatic push to build and maintain alliances in the Asia Pacific region

ASHTON CARTER. US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter gestures during a joint press conference with his counterpart Philippines Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin (not pictured) during his visit to the Malacanang Presidential Palace in Manila, Philippines April 14, 2016. File photo by Romeo Ranoco/EPA

Pentagon chief heads to Asian summit as nations fret over South China Sea

May 31, 2016 - 10:16 AM

UPDATED Aside from the South China Sea delegates are expected to focus on the growing threat of Islamic terrorism in the region and North Korea s nuclear program

In this file photo, US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter attends the first plenary session at the 14th Asia Security Summit, the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Shangri-La Dialogue 2015 in Singapore on May 30, 2015. Roslan Rahman/AFP

After Bangladesh bank heist, Poe calls for bank disclosures in PH

Mar 17, 2016 - 7:00 AM

It s not a question of whether we should lift the Bank Secrecy Law It s a matter of when we re going to do it says the presidential candidate

BANK DISCLOSURES. Presidential candidate Grace Poe says it's time that bank disclosures become the trend in the Philippines. Screenshot from Rappler

Ungoverned spaces and extremism

Jan 31, 2016 - 4:45 PM

Governments urgently need to address the precursors that litter the region making it easier for people aiming to emulate or follow ISIS

Indonesian police patrol near the site of a bomb blast earlier in the day, in front of a shopping mall in Jakarta, Indonesia, 14 January 2016. Seven people, including five suspected attackers, died in bomb blasts and gunfire in the centre of the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Thursday, officials said, in what the country's president described as an act of terrorism. Photo by Bagus Indahono/EPA

Aquino dares China: Take lead in sea row pact

Nov 21, 2015 - 3:50 PM

President Aquino says Beijing must ensure the swift establishment of a Code of Conduct on the South China Sea given its growing economic and political clout in the region

TAKE LEAD. President Benigno S. Aquino III listens to the discussions during the 27th ASEAN Summit Plenary Session at the Conference Hall 2 of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on November 21, 2015. Photo by Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau

LIST: Schedule of bank operations during APEC PH 2015

Nov 05, 2015 - 5:11 PM

3rd UPDATE The public is advised to check with their respective banks as to what branches will be open on November 18 and 19 says BSP

5 hal yang jadi prioritas pembangunan sawit Indonesia

Nov 02, 2015 - 10:20 PM

Di Paris Dialogue Indonesia mencari teknologi terbaru untuk mendeteksi dini titik api untuk mencegah kebakaran lahan saat musim kering

Belum kering juga lahan yang habis terbakar di Tangkiling, Palangkaraya, Kalimantan Tengah, Sawit-Sawit baru muncul. Foto oleh Febriana Firdaus/Rappler

PAL cancels additional flights due to APEC in Manila

Oct 31, 2015 - 5:36 PM

2nd UPDATE PAL says affected passengers can reschedule their flights with rebooking and penalty charges waived

Cancelled flights due to APEC meetings in November

Oct 20, 2015 - 4:33 PM

7th UPDATE AirAsia Cebu Pacific Cebgo PAL SkyJet have already cancelled flights and more flights might be affected as well

Tunisia activists win Nobel Peace Prize in boost to fledgling democracy

Oct 10, 2015 - 9:32 AM

The Nobel panel says the award to the National Dialogue Quartet is intended as an encouragement to the Tunisian people and as a beacon to the war torn Middle East north Africa and beyond

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE. A four-way composite photo (all dated 15 January 2015) of the members of the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet that was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize announced in Oslo. From left: Wided Bouchamaoui, President of the Tunisian Employers' Union, Houcine Abbassi, Secretary General of the Tunisian General Labour Union, Abdessattar Ben Moussa, President of the Tunisian Human Rights, and Mohamed Fadhel Mahmoud, President of the National Bar Association of Tunisa. Handout photo by EPA

Tech disruptions provide opportunities for women

Sep 18, 2015 - 12:47 PM

Technology has facilitated policies designed to level the playing field and provide a better work life balance and new platforms for women APEC business leaders point out

GLOBAL WOMEN. (seated from left) Adaire Fox-Martin is joined by Ümran Beba, senior vice president and chief HR officer of Pepsi Co Asia and Digital Filipino founder Janette Toral at a roundtable discussion on women and international markets.

US to host Beijing for high-level talks

Jun 16, 2015 - 10:39 AM

The meeting will be the seventh session of the US China Strategic and Economic Dialogue

SIDE BY SIDE. In this file photo, a Chinese woman adjusts a Chinese flag near US flags before the start of a Strategic Dialogue expanded meeting between China and the US during the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue held at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on July 10, 2014. Pool/AFP

Law students debate on legalizing medical marijuana in PH

Jun 10, 2015 - 9:38 AM

The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Bill is still pending with the House committee on health more than a year after it was filed in 2014

The China challenge in the West Philippine Sea

Jun 06, 2015 - 9:00 AM

The ultimate challenge is to mobilize enough regional support and deploy necessary military assets against further Chinese adventurism – but without triggering an open conflict

China rejects US criticism of sea reclamations

May 31, 2015 - 10:32 AM

UPDATED China rejects US demands to stop its intensifying reclamation works in the South China Sea saying it is exercising its sovereignty while helping the rest of the world

IN DEFENSE OF CHINA. Admiral Sun Jianguo, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the People's Liberation Army of China at the first plenary session on the second day of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) 14th Asia Security Summit in Singapore, May 30, 2015. Wallace Woon/EPA

Asia security summit under guard after police shoot man outside

May 31, 2015 - 9:31 AM

Police shoot a man dead in an apparent drug related incident outside the venue of the Shangri La Dialogue in Singapore

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter delivers his speech at the first plenary session at the 14th Asia Security Summit, the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Shangri-La Dialogue 2015 in Singapore on May 30, 2015. Roslan Rahman/AFP

'No right to fail' on climate change, warns France's Fabius

May 18, 2015 - 9:44 PM

We must commit ourselves very resolutely because there isn t an alternative solution for the simple reason that there isn t an alternative planet says the French foreign minister

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APEC-wide e-vehicles road map draft ready by Sept

Apr 24, 2015 - 5:07 PM

UPDATED The road map pushes for the promotion and facilitation of e vehicles in the Asia Pacific

Delayed PH electric vehicles road map eyes Q3 2015 launch

Apr 24, 2015 - 8:44 AM

Hurdling delays the road map is pushing through with or without incentives

APEC dialogue focuses on vehicles, SME integration

Apr 22, 2015 - 2:30 PM

As this year’s Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation host Manila also puts the spotlight on the electric vehicles road map eyed to be completed within 2015