ASEAN chair - updates

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Singapore's ASEAN 2018 chairmanship to focus on 'resilience and innovation'

Nov 15, 2017 - 11:46 AM

Lee calls ASEAN the 'lifeboat' of Southeast Asian countries

NEXT CHAIR. Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong addresses the closing ceremony of the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila, November 14, 2017. Photo from ASEAN Media Pool

Palace on G20 Summit: Duterte doesn't need approval of others

Jul 11, 2017 - 2:40 PM

UPDATED Malacañang says it s not President Rodrigo Duterte s style to attend economic fora like the G20 Summit

ASEAN 2017 eyes framework on South China Sea code of conduct

Jan 05, 2017 - 6:46 PM

On the year the Philippines chairs ASEAN the bloc aims to finish the framework of a legally binding document governing settlement of disputes in the South China Sea

ASEAN'S CHALLENGE. President Rodrigo Duterte accepts the chairmanship of the ASEAN in 2017 during the 2016 ASEAN Summit held in Laos. Photo from PPD

Duterte says TPP ‘a very wrong policy’

Dec 13, 2016 - 6:44 PM

The Philippine president says the Obama led Trans Pacific Partnership is disastrous for developing countries because it restricts access to affordable medicines

TALKING ECONOMIC POLICY. President Duterte hosts a dinner for businessmen on December 12, 2016. Photo from Presidential Photographers Division

Did Duterte 'win' the ASEAN chairmanship?

Sep 17, 2016 - 9:21 PM

The ASEAN Charter says that the Chairmanship of ASEAN shall rotate annually based on the alphabetical order of the English names of Member States

INCOMING CHAIRMAN. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte takes a bow in Vientiane, Laos, after accepting Philippines' ASEAN in 2017. Photo by King Rodriguez/PPD