ASEAN summit in Manila - updates

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FULL TEXT: Moving ASEAN toward security, stability, prosperity

Nov 13, 2017 - 11:15 AM

Speech of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte at the opening of the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits on Monday, November 13

COMMON CONCERNS. In his speech to open the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits on Monday, November 13, 2017, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte tells regional leaders and dialogue partners how 'terrorism and violent extremism endanger the peace, stability and security of our region because these threats know no boundaries.’ Malacañang photo

Philippines aims to identify 300 new eco zones in January 2018

Nov 12, 2017 - 11:30 PM

These would include mega economic zones, spanning 1,000 to 4,000 hectares

ECO ZONES. Location of some of the Philippines' economic zones, according to PEZA. Image grabbed from PEZA website

Over 140 business leaders to mentor ASEAN's micro, small entrepreneurs

Nov 12, 2017 - 8:45 PM

Under the ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network (AMEN), the entrepreneurs will be given knowledge and tools to penetrate global value chains

ASEAN MENTORS. After the forum, some of the over 140 mentors huddled to discuss the implementation of the program. Screenshot from Facebook live

Trump arrives in PH for ASEAN Summit

Nov 12, 2017 - 6:03 PM

It is Donald Trump's first trip to the Philippines as US President

TRUMP ARRIVAL. US President Donald Trump arrived in Manila on Sunday, November 12. FILE PHOTO AFP

Japan PM Abe arrives in PH for ASEAN Summit

Nov 12, 2017 - 2:16 PM

This is Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's second visit to the Philippines with Duterte as president

PH, JAPAN. Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe upon his arrival at the Prime Minister's Office in Tokyo on October 30, 2017. File photo by Richard Madelo/Presidential Photo

LIVE UPDATES: 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits

Nov 12, 2017 - 6:00 AM

Live updates from the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Leaders' Summit and Related Meetings

EDSA 'parking lot': Commuters endure traffic ahead of ASEAN Summit

Nov 11, 2017 - 5:58 PM

(UPDATED) MMDA opens the ASEAN lane along EDSA Northbound to the public as of 6 pm on Saturday, November 11

Heavy Traffic continues along Pasay -Edsa as of 5:30 pm. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

BMW tapped to transport ASEAN leaders during summit

Nov 06, 2017 - 8:20 PM

Visiting heads of state and dignitaries will be ferried in BMW 730Li, BMW 520d, and BMW X5 vehicles

Photo from ACC

ASEAN business summit to discuss reduction of non-tariff barriers

Nov 05, 2017 - 10:00 PM

The 3-day summit will press for the tearing down of non-tariff barriers – which include quotas and levies – as a way to push the region's further integration

FURTHER INTEGRATION. Other than the reduction on non-tariff barriers, the ASEAN council will also seek greater connectivity to improve logistics and movement of people in the region. File photo by Tang Chhin Sothy/AFP

Which ASEAN country has improved the most in the last 50 years?

Aug 01, 2017 - 12:45 PM

As ASEAN celebrates its 50th anniversary in the Philippines this week Rappler looks back at the progress of the 10 member nations across various categories in the past 5 decades

China lobbying? How the ASEAN statement evolved

Apr 30, 2017 - 10:15 AM

What was already watered down in one of the first drafts according to media reports is further watered down in succeeding drafts

ASEAN evades island building, Hague ruling

Apr 30, 2017 - 9:08 AM

The ASEAN Chairman s Statement merely took note of concerns expressed by some leaders over recent developments in the disputed South China Sea

Duterte calls on North Korea, U.S. to ‘show restraint’

Apr 29, 2017 - 9:46 PM

UPDATED It behooves upon America who wields the biggest stick to just be prudent and patient says the Philippine President

DUTERTE ON NORTH KOREA. President Duterte holds a press conference at the end of the 30th ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Southeast Asian leaders wrestle over China at summit

Apr 29, 2017 - 2:38 PM

Other ASEAN leaders seek to toughen up President Rodrigo Duterte s statement on Chinese expansionism according to diplomats

ASEAN 50TH. Association of the Southeast Asian Nations leaders pose for a family photo at the Coconut Palace on Saturday, April 29.

Duterte: We value diversity and differences

Apr 28, 2017 - 8:37 PM

Despite the President s high minded words at the ASEAN leadership forum it cannot be forgotten that he has threatened and cursed at people who openly criticize his policies

RESPECTING DIFFERENCES. President Rodrigo Duterte is keynote speaker at the 14th ASEAN Leadership Forum on April 28, 2017

ASEAN ministers tackle North Korea, South China Sea

Apr 28, 2017 - 7:08 PM

After their meeting on Friday ASEAN foreign ministers express grave concern over the escalation of tension in the Korean Peninsula

PH-Indonesia RoRo first to sail on new shipping route

Apr 28, 2017 - 4:59 PM

The new route within the BIMP EAGA will open on April 30 and is expected to boost trade and relations between PH and Indonesia

NEW ROUTE. The new shipping route between the Philippines and Indonesia is expected to boost trade and relations between the two countries.

Indonesian President Jokowi arrives in Manila

Apr 28, 2017 - 2:20 PM

During Jokowi s state visit Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he might bring up the case of OFW Mary Jane Veloso who is on Indonesian death row

STATE VISIT. President Rodrigo Duterte is welcomed by Indonesian President Joko Widod at Istana Merdeka in Jakarta during his visit there in September 2016. File photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

Promote ASEAN, NYC chair Aiza Seguerra urges youth

Apr 27, 2017 - 11:36 AM

Getting to know the ASEAN is a must for all of us National Youth Commission chair Aiza Seguerra tells youth leaders of ASEAN

YOUTH LEADER. Former child star Aiza Seguerra, now chair of the Philippines' National Youth Commission, leads an ASEAN youth meeting on April 27, 2017. Screen grab from ASEAN video

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Apr 27, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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Apr 27, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Live updates from the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations ASEAN Leaders Summit and Related Meetings

Duterte, ASEAN VIPs to wear Mindanao designs at gala dinner

Apr 26, 2017 - 8:35 PM

UPDATED President Duterte and his fellow ASEAN leaders will wear barong with Mindanao designs by Rajo Laurel Aung San Suu Kyi and spouses will wear designs by Rhett Eala

DRESSED UP FOR DINNER. President Rodrigo Duterte and other heads of states wear traditional Laos clothes during the  the gala night of last year's ASEAN Summit in Vientiane, Laos on September 7. Photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

Brunei's Sultan Bolkiah arrives in Manila for state visit

Apr 26, 2017 - 7:21 PM

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah is also in the Philippines to attend the 30th ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings

ARRIVAL. Brunei Darussalam Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah is given a warm welcome upon his arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City on April 26, 2017 for his State Visit to the Philippines and his attendance to the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit. Photo by Ace Morandante/ Presidential Photo

Do's and don'ts for Duterte, first-time ASEAN summit host

Apr 26, 2017 - 3:04 PM

As host of the international summit on April 28 President Duterte can t be late and should stick to speech time limits

HOSTING DEBUT. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a message at the 13th ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2016 at Moung Thanh Luxury Hotel in Vientiane, Laos on September 6. Photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

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Apr 26, 2017 - 11:08 AM

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WINNERS. Student-athletes feel happy and proud as they received their medals during the awarding ceremonies for the Gymnastics competition at the EBJ Gymnasium.

Chelsea Logistics plans to go public to make the most of ASEAN trade

Apr 25, 2017 - 3:03 PM

CLC is the second company under the Udenna Group to go public following the listing of Phoenix Petroleum Philippines in 2007

ASEAN POTENTIAL. Chelsea Logistics chief Dennis Uy says the company's expansion aligns with initiatives to strengthen cooperation and promote trade within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Photo from Udenna Corporation

Schedule of activities: ASEAN 2017 Summit from April 26-29

Apr 25, 2017 - 12:06 PM

Here is the detailed schedule of activities and list of venues for this week s ASEAN events in Metro Manila

ANNIVERSARY. The year the Philippines is host of ASEAN events marks the 50th anniversary of the regional bloc. Presidential photo

Crazy rich ASEANs: Billionaires from the Southeast Asian region

Apr 25, 2017 - 11:45 AM

Meet the dollar billionaires of ASEAN

Crazy rich ASEANs: Billionaires from the Southeast Asian region

PH security officials: We can't fail ASEAN Summit

Apr 23, 2017 - 5:06 PM

Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa uses the NBA playoffs to explain the importance of the task at hand

ASEAN SECURITY. Over 41,000 personnel – from the military, police, and other government agencies – will be tasked with security and safety during the ASEAN summit. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

41,000 persons in uniform to secure ASEAN Summit

Apr 22, 2017 - 3:28 PM

UPDATED Metro Manila police chief Oscar Albayalde says the PNP continues to monitor threat groups even as there has been no report of any imminent danger

PREPARED FOR ASEAN. Metro Manila police chief Oscar Albayalde says 41,000 policemen will secure the upcoming ASEAN Summit in Manila. File photo from

Canceled flights due to ASEAN summit, meetings on April 26 to 29

Apr 21, 2017 - 7:41 AM

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