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#Women2020 summit celebrates Filipina changemakers of the next decade

Feb 23, 2020 - 9:00 AM

Press release: The summit aims to spark conversations on the intersectional issues that women in the Philippines and Asia are facing

Rappler CEO Maria Ressa: 2020 is the year we must fight the battle for truth

Jan 29, 2020 - 8:25 PM

Ressa believes 2020 will be a decisive year for media and journalism both in the Philippines and around the world

Duterte rejects Trump's invite to attend special U.S.-ASEAN summit

Jan 23, 2020 - 7:33 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte harks back to his rocky relationship with former US president Barack Obama, who criticized Duterte's drug war in a 2016 speech

FRIENDS. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and US President Donald Trump share a light moment prior to their bilateral meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City in November 2017. Malacañang file photo

UK puts visas into pitch for post-Brexit trade with Africa

Jan 21, 2020 - 12:28 AM

Opening the first UK-Africa Investment Summit in London, Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes a clear pitch for business less than two weeks before Britain leaves the European Union

PITCH. Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks at the UK-Africa Investment Summit in London on January 20, 2020. Photo by Matt Dunham/Pool/AFP

ASEAN foreign ministers agree to hold summit with Trump

Jan 20, 2020 - 1:14 PM

But Southeast Asian leaders will have the final say on whether or not they will attend the meeting scheduled to take place in March 2020

What the Philippines' CHR findings on polluters' liability mean for loss and damage negotiations at COP25

Dec 15, 2019 - 1:21 PM

Establishing successful legal cases could be the way to start putting pressure on rich polluting countries to finally make an action on loss and damage

Visitors arrive at the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 at the 'IFEMA - Feria de Madrid' exhibition centre, in Madrid, on December 3, 2019. Spain's Socialist government offered to host this year's UN climate conference, known as COP25, from December 2 to December 13, 2019, after the event's original host Chile withdrew last month due to deadly riots over economic inequality. CRISTINA QUICLER / AFP

U.N. climate talks unravelling, face failure

Dec 14, 2019 - 11:34 PM

Diplomats from rich nations, emerging giants and the world's poorest countries find fault in a draft agreement put forward by host Chile

PROTEST. A participant holds up a placard to call for action on climate change during a march in Tokyo on November 29, 2019 in line with the UN talks in Madrid. Photo by Charly Triballeau/AFP

Tropical Indonesia's tiny glaciers to melt away in a decade – study

Dec 14, 2019 - 10:22 PM

'Because of the relatively low elevation of the (Papua) glaciers... these will be the first to go,' says Lonnie Thompson, one of the authors of the study

This handout picture taken in November 2015 and received on December 13, 2019 from Global Atmosphere Watch shows a glacier on Indonesia's Puncak Jaya mountain range in Papua. Indonesia's little-known glaciers are melting so fast they could disappear in a decade, a new study says, underscoring the imminent threat posed by climate change to ice sheets in tropical countries. Handout / Global Atmosphere Watch / AFP

U.N. talks struggle to stave off climate chaos

Dec 13, 2019 - 9:31 PM

As pressure inside and outside the talks mounts, old splits dividing rich polluters and developing nations have reemerged

UN TALKS. A participant walks past a wall showing a quote by Indian pacifist Mahatma Gandhi at the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 at the 'IFEMA - Feria de Madrid' exhibition centre, in Madrid, on December 13, 2019. Photo by Cristina Quicler/AFP

EU leaders keep quiet on Brexit as Britain votes

Dec 12, 2019 - 11:24 PM

The 27 remaining European Union chiefs have a packed summit agenda and a dispute to resolve over how to fund the fight against climate change, but diplomats will have an ear to the ground for news from the United Kingdom

EUROPEAN SUMMIT. Pedestrians walk as Greenpeace activists hang a banner on the building of the European Council in Brussels on December 12, 2019 during an action of the environmental NGO before the European Summit. Photo by Aris Oikonomou/AFP

‘Time for reckoning’: CHR lauded for declaration vs oil and cement firms

Dec 11, 2019 - 1:59 PM

The Commission on Human Rights finds carbon majors legally and morally liable for their role in climate change and its effects on vulnerable communities

CLIMATE JUSTICE. Youth Climate advocates and various environmental groups call for a climate justice during the protest in Manila, Philippines on Friday, 29 November 2019. Photo by Basilio Sepe/Greenpeace

Qatar emir skips summit but warm words point to thaw with Saudi

Dec 10, 2019 - 11:48 PM

In a sign of the changing mood, the Doha delegation receives a warm welcome in Riyadh, with Saudi Arabia's King Salman and the Qatari prime minister exchanging smiles and pleasantries

THAW? Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani, Qatar's Prime Minister, is seen waiting for a family picture during the 40th Gulf Cooperation Council summit held at the Saudi capital Riyadh on December 10, 2019. Photo by Fayez Nureldine/AFP

Solving climate crisis requires leadership – Bloomberg

Dec 10, 2019 - 8:39 PM

'Beating climate change won't require a miracle, it won't require limitless resources, it will require leadership and common sense,' says Michael Bloomberg

LEADERSHIP. Child environmental activist from India, Licypriya Kangujam (L) and Democratic presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg slap hands during the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 at the 'IFEMA - Feria de Madrid' exhibition center, in Madrid, on December 10, 2019. Photo by Cristina Quicler/AFP

'Brain dead' NATO's summit dominated by leaders' feuds

Dec 05, 2019 - 12:46 PM

Meeting outside London to mark the 70th year of the Atlantic alliance, the members vow to stick together against threats from Russia and terrorism and recognize the challenge of a rising China

ALLIANCE. Nato heads of government class of 2019. Adrian DENNIS / AFP

After hot mic gaffe, Trudeau and Trump revive feud

Dec 05, 2019 - 10:28 AM

US President Donald Trump revives his feud with Canada's Justin Trudeau's hot mic comment by branding him 'two-faced'

FUED. US President Donald Trump talks with Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the plenary session of the NATO summit at the Grove hotel in Watford, northeast of London on December 4, 2019. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Industry leaders ask the question: ‘How do you make a data-driven Philippines?’

Nov 27, 2019 - 2:19 PM

Over 150 industry leaders gathered for the country’s first-ever Data Leaders Summit

5 PH-South Korea deals signed, but no free trade agreement yet

Nov 26, 2019 - 10:10 AM

Only a statement on an 'early achievement package' on the much-awaited FTA is signed during President Rodrigo Duterte's visit to Busan, South Korea

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Republic of Korea President Moon Jae-in witness the exchange of signed agreements between Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez and Minister of Trade Yoo Myung-hee following the successful bilateral meeting at The Westin Chosun Busan Hotel on November 25, 2019. The signed agreement is on the Joint Statement by the Republic of the Philippines and the Republic of Korea on the Early Achievement Package of the Negotiations of the Korea-Philippines Free Trade Agreement. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte leaves for ASEAN-Korea summit in Busan

Nov 25, 2019 - 12:25 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte will also meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on the sidelines of the ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gives a warm welcome to the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea Han Dong-Man who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañan Palace on November 18, 2019. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

North Korea 'no longer interested' in summits with U.S. – KCNA

Nov 18, 2019 - 7:14 PM

'We are no longer interested in such talks that bring nothing to us,' says North Korea's foreign ministry adviser Kim Kye-gwan

NO MORE SUMMITS? In this file photo, North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un walks with US President Donald Trump north of the Military Demarcation Line that divides North and South Korea, in the Joint Security Area of Panmunjeom in the Demilitarized zone on June 30, 2019. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Fight for safe abortions is far from over, say experts

Nov 15, 2019 - 9:42 PM

According to experts, the overwhelming majority of unsafe abortions occur in developing countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America

WOMEN'S HEALTH. Director of the department of Reproductive Health and Research in WHO, Doctor Ian Askew, gives his remarks at the Nairobi Summit on the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) on November 12, 2019, in Nairobi, Kenya. ALBERT GONZALEZ FARRAN/UNFPA/AFP-Services

Pinoy-made ocean waste collector, dengue mapper to join NASA global hackathon

Nov 15, 2019 - 2:17 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The teams behind the projects will join others from around the world to be evaluated by NASA in early December for the selection of the 30 global finalists

JG Summit's 9-month earnings for 2019 surpass full-year 2018 figures

Nov 14, 2019 - 8:15 PM

The Gokongwei empire reports a net income of P22.5 billion from January to September 2019. This is 16% higher than the P19.2 billion it earned in 2018.

How John Gokongwei built his empire from selling peanuts

Nov 10, 2019 - 4:55 PM

John Gokongwei Jr was born wealthy, but he had to start from scratch after his family lost what they had. Here's a look back on his journey to becoming one of the most beloved tycoons in the Philippines.

Tycoon John Gokongwei Jr dies, 93

Nov 10, 2019 - 3:38 AM

(UPDATED) John Gokongwei Jr dies surrounded by loved ones at the Manila Doctors Hospital on November 9, 2019, according to his son, Lance Gokongwei

File photo by Jake Verzosa

Tech firms react to netizens' digital privacy concerns

Nov 08, 2019 - 3:31 PM

A slew of tech entrepreneurs are bidding to turn growing consciousness about the problem of online privacy abuses into a money-making industry

WEB SUMMIT. A man wears VR glasses during the Web Summit in Lisbon on November 6, 2019.Photo by Patricia de Melo Moreira/AFP

Snowden warns of Web giants' 'irresistible power'

Nov 05, 2019 - 10:51 AM

'The problem is not data protection, it's data collection' and the blind faith that internet users must have in the internet's masters, says whistleblower Ed Snowden

SNOWDEN. US whistleblower Edward Snowden holds a video-conference during the Web Summit in Lisbon on November 4, 2019. Photo by Carlos Costa/AFP


Duterte, Abe discuss comfort women, South China Sea in meeting

Nov 05, 2019 - 10:05 AM

The two leaders also take up the Japan-funded Metro Manila Subway and plans to develop the Subic Bay area

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe pose for posterity prior to the start of their bilateral meeting at the Impact Exhibition and Convention Center in Nonthaburi, Thailand on November 4, 2019. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

U.S. accuses Beijing of 'intimidation' in South China Sea

Nov 04, 2019 - 11:28 PM

'Beijing has used intimidation to try and stop ASEAN nations from exploiting their offshore resources,' says US National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien

'INTIMIDATION.' US National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien (L) shakes hands with China's Premier Li Keqiang during a bilateral meeting in Bangkok on November 4, 2019, on the sidelines of the 35th Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN Summit. Photo by Romeo Gacad/Pool/AFP

Why should we alter our course? This week's outlook

Nov 04, 2019 - 9:45 PM

We wonder how many stories in the high seas are left untold – whether by Philippine Navy troops who would get into confrontations with Chinese ships or Filipino fishermen who are constantly harassed in our own waters

Southeast Asian leaders snub U.S. meeting after Trump skips ASEAN Summit

Nov 04, 2019 - 5:32 PM

The sparsely attended address from National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien stood in contrast to earlier ASEAN meetings, which had all been attended by most heads of state

O'BRIEN. US National Security advisor Robert O'Brien attends the 14th East Asia Summit in Bangkok on November 4, 2019, on the sidelines of the 35th Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN Summit. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

[OPINION] Ushering in a new urban future centered on people and the planet

Nov 04, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Tagged as the most important climate-related event of the year, the global summit makes headlines around the world as C40 mayors launch a Global Green New Deal

Minor fire on Japan gov't jet with PM on board – reports

Nov 03, 2019 - 6:13 PM

The fire has been put out, and there is no change to the itinerary of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is en route to the ASEAN Summit 2019

OFFICIAL PLANE. In this file photo, the Japanese government's new official aircraft for VIPs, a Boeing 777-300ER, takes off with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe from Tokyo's Haneda Airport on April 22, 2019. Photo by Jiji Press/AFP

World's biggest trade deal to be delayed to 2020 – draft ASEAN statement

Nov 03, 2019 - 5:55 PM

(UPDATED) Objections by India have dashed hopes of finalizing the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership at the ASEAN Summit 2019

ASEAN-INDIA SUMMIT. ASEAN leaders and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (6th from left) pose for a group photo during the 16th ASEAN-India Summit in Bangkok on November 3, 2019, on the sidelines of the 35th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit. Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

U.N. chief urges Myanmar to ensure 'safe' return of Rohingya

Nov 03, 2019 - 5:26 PM

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks at the ASEAN-UN Summit in Bangkok, with Myanmar's de facto head Aung San Suu Kyi in the room

ASEAN-UN SUMMIT. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (L) and Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi (R) attend the 10th ASEAN-UN Summit in Bangkok on November 3, 2019, on the sidelines of the 35th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Beijing says 'ready to work' with ASEAN on South China Sea rules

Nov 03, 2019 - 3:31 PM

(UPDATED) China's premier Li Keqiang says the first reading of the code of conduct – a chance for all members to comment on the draft terms – is 'a very important landmark'

ASEAN-CHINA SUMMIT. ASEAN leaders and China's Premier Li Keqiang (5th from left) pose for a group photo during the 22nd ASEAN-China Summit in Bangkok on November 3, 2019, on the sidelines of the 35th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Duterte in ASEAN: Let's exercise 'self-restraint' in South China Sea

Nov 03, 2019 - 9:36 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte also calls on ASEAN countries not to choose sides between China and the United States, all while pursuing his 'independent foreign policy' which involves the Philippines' pivot to China

DUTERTE. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte joins other leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations member countries during the 35th ASEAN Summit Plenary at Impact Exhibition and Convention Center in Nonthaburi, Thailand on November 2, 2019. Malacañang photo

ASEAN leaders hanker for trade deal as economy sags on U.S.-China spat

Nov 02, 2019 - 10:33 PM

'If you go alone, you will be bullied. We don't want to go into trade war but sometimes when they do things that are not nice to us, we have to be unnice to them,' says Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad of US protectionism

2019 ASEAN SUMMIT. Association of Southeast Asian Nations leaders link hands with FIFA President Gianni Infantino (L) and ASEAN Secretary General Lim Jock Hoi (R) following a signing ceremony during the organisation's 35th ASEAN summit in Bangkok on November 2, 2019. AFP photo

Asia must quit 'coal addiction' – U.N. chief

Nov 02, 2019 - 10:16 PM

'There is an addiction to coal that we need to overcome because it remains a major threat in relation to climate change,' says UN chief Antonio Guterres

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT. Coal provides 42% of the Philippines' electricity but spews over 39% of global carbon dioxide emissions. Shutterstock photo

Spain to host COP25 climate summit in December

Nov 01, 2019 - 11:36 PM

'We are pleased to announce the COP Bureau has agreed that COP25 will take place from 2-13 December in Madrid,' says United Nations climate chief Patricia Espinosa

COP25 HOST. In this file photo, UN climate chief Patricia Espinosa delivers a speech during the opening session of the COP22 climate talks in Marrakesh on November 7, 2016. File photo by Fadel Senna/AFP

[ANALYSIS] ASEAN tourism message for China: Welcome, but diversify!

Oct 31, 2019 - 9:00 AM

The Philippines must prepare for the double-edged sword of Chinese spending. This potential for China 'weaponizing' tourism has a history.

Still the 'Phenom': Kiefer Ravena shines in Mobile Legends exhibition game

Oct 27, 2019 - 10:46 AM

Kiefer Ravena flashes his skills off court as the basketball star also rules in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang

PHENOM. Kiefer Ravena is ready to support the Sibol PH team in the upcoming 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: ESGS 2019

Oct 25, 2019 - 7:02 PM

Here's what you can expect to see at this year's Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit 2019

ESGS 2019. Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

Youth organization to hold SDG Bayanihan Summit

Oct 25, 2019 - 4:32 PM

PRESS RELEASE: With 'bayanihan' at the core of our culture and identity, 2030 Youth Force Philippines aims to gather hundreds of advocates and partners to promote the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

After corruption allegations, Trump says G7 summit won't be at his resort

Oct 20, 2019 - 12:21 PM

'Based on both Media & Democrat Crazed and Irrational Hostility, we will no longer consider Trump National Doral, Miami, as the Host Site for the G-7 in 2020,' Trump says in a tweet

NEW VENUE. US President Donald Trump addresses his supporters in a video posted on his Twitter account on September 28, 2019. Screenshot from Trump's Twitter page

Greta's truth-telling and Bolsonaro's politics of denial

Sep 29, 2019 - 12:31 AM

Climate change, the Amazon, and Metro Manila congestion

#2030Now: Offline ‘safe spaces’ seen as solution to SOGIE misconceptions

Sep 28, 2019 - 7:37 PM

The winning group of the 2019 Social Good Summit gender equality huddle highlights the need to set up intimate discussions on SOGIE since conversations on social media may be alienating to some

DISCUSSIONS. Bianca Lacaba and Aella Potestades, participants of the 2019 Social Good Summit gender equality huddle, represented the winning group and highlighted the need to set up intimate discussions to break down misconceptions about SOGIE on September 21. Photo by Samantha Bagayas/Rappler

#2030NOW: Advocates rethink gender and development in the Philippines

Sep 28, 2019 - 12:29 AM

Advocates talk about the importance of ending gender inequality during one of the Huddle sessions of the 2019 Social Good Summit

EQUALITY FOR ALL. Maica Teves of SPARK Philippines speaks at the 2019 Manila Social Good Summit gender equality huddle on September 21, 2019.

#2030Now: Refilling stations emerge as best solution to plastic pollution

Sep 26, 2019 - 6:27 PM

The winning group proposes to turn sari-sari stores into refilling stations and exchange sachets for coins to address the country’s plastic waste at the 2019 Social Good Summit

Beyond tree planting: How companies can ignite change

Sep 25, 2019 - 8:40 PM

Companies usually plant trees or hold feeding programs as part of corporate social responsibility. But a one-day effort will not suffice.

Palawan News to host Information Summit

Sep 25, 2019 - 4:47 PM

The summit will gather over 100 key government officials from provincial and national offices, private sector leaders, and members of the Palawan working press