Asia tour - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Asia tour


WATCH: Steph Curry highlights in second PH visit

Sep 09, 2018 - 9:43 PM

In his three-day stay in Manila, the two-time NBA MVP was a busy man

SWEET TOOTH. NBA superstar Steph Curry gets a taste of Filipino dessert halo-halo. Photo by Josh Albelda

Dell Curry didn't let Steph shoot 3s as a kid. Here's why

Sep 07, 2018 - 8:52 PM

The older Curry's decision has worked wonders for the man now considered by many players and analysts as the greatest shooter in NBA history

LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON. Pinpoint shooting is something Steph Curry emulated from father Dell. Photos by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

WATCH: PJ Simon bests Steph Curry in obstacle challenge

Sep 07, 2018 - 5:21 PM

The Magnolia guard goes perfect in the final round to defeat the two-time NBA MVP

CHALLENGE. PJ Simon (right) believes Steph Curry only allowed him to win. Curry photo from AFP and Simon photo from PBA Images

The Weeknd is coming to Manila

Aug 14, 2018 - 12:24 PM

The singer announces his first ever Asia tour

THE WEEKND. The singer is scheduled to perform in Manila in December. Screenshot from

What #ASEAN2017 accomplished: How much do they matter?

Nov 16, 2017 - 8:00 PM

From migrants' rights to a code of conduct, here’s what came out of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit

Trump leaves PH earlier than planned, skips important summit

Nov 14, 2017 - 4:48 PM

(3rd UPDATE) US President Donald Trump previously decided to extend his stay in the Philippines for the East Asia Summit, but decided to leave early, abruptly ending his 5-country, 12-day Asia trip

'BYE, ASIA. US President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One after attending the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Manila on November 14, 2017. Jim Watson/AFP

Rappler Talk: U.S. national security adviser on Trump's PH visit

Nov 06, 2017 - 8:45 PM

The Philippines is the last leg of Trump's first Asia tour. US national security adviser HR McMaster talks to Rappler about US President Donald Trump and what he plans to discuss with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.

RAPPLER TALK. US national security adviser H.R. McMaster speaks with Rappler executive editor Maria Ressa on President Donald Trump's visit to the Philippines. Rappler photo

North Korea warns 'instable' Trump against reckless remarks

Nov 05, 2017 - 4:28 PM

Tensions are high after the North's sixth and most powerful nuclear test in September, along with a series of ballistic missile launches in recent months

'DICTATOR' REMARK. US President Donald Trump says that "no dictator" should underestimate the United States. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Trump's top security aide hails global cooperation in Marawi

Nov 03, 2017 - 11:54 AM

'We saw with the recent campaign in the Philippines in Mindanao and Marawi how important it is to work together,' says US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster

MARAWI WAR. The Philippine military fought urban warfare for 5 months against local armed groups linked with Islamic State. Rappler photo

Trump Asia tour to focus on actions 'short of war' vs North Korea

Nov 03, 2017 - 10:53 AM

US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster says countries should do more to increase the isolation of North Korea to send a message that 'they have no option but to denuclearize'

NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER. US Army Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster replaced Michael Flynn, who lasted less than a month on the job. Nicholas Kamm/AFP

David Blaine shows off his magic to TV viewers

Sep 11, 2014 - 1:41 PM

Comelec Commissioner Sixto Brillantes also had fun interacting with Blaine during his guesting

Vietnam says China fired water cannon, rammed ships near oil rig

May 07, 2014 - 11:53 PM

Tensions between the communist neighbors have risen sharply since Beijing unilaterally announced last week it would move the deep water drilling rig into disputed waters

Obama makes gains in Asia, but more work to do

Apr 29, 2014 - 9:40 PM

Barack Obama s Asia Pacific legacy is now taking shape but he has work to do to complete a genuine rebalancing of US power to the region that goes beyond rhetoric

IRONCLAD COMMITMENT: US President Barack Obama says the Philippines will not stand alone against its enemies. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Obama's toast: Basketball, Pacquiao, and PH-US friendship

Apr 28, 2014 - 10:05 PM

In a refreshing shift from the formalities of the day s events the US president s toast at the state dinner is light and casual focused on the two countries friendship

TOAST. US President Barack Obama and Philippine President Benigno Aquino III share a toast during the state dinner at Malacañang Palace on Monday, April 28. Screengrab from Rappler video

Police destroy 'suspicious package' near US embassy

Apr 28, 2014 - 3:49 PM

The suspicious package turned out to be a carton with a cord tied around it says NCRPO chief Director Carmelo Valmoria

BOMB HOAX. Manila police detonate a

Obama arrives in Manila for 2-day state visit

Apr 28, 2014 - 1:41 PM

US President Barack Obama arrives in Manila on Monday afternoon April 28 to begin a two day state visit

Obama in Manila: What to expect

Apr 28, 2014 - 12:35 AM

US President Barack Obama and Philippine President Benigno Aquino will tackle defense and security issues with Obama expected to vow continued US support for the PH

Malaysia's Anwar gets Susan Rice meeting

Apr 25, 2014 - 12:45 AM

Anwar says he is not upset he would not get time with Obama who would not be able to see him personally

Obama departs US for Asia tour

Apr 23, 2014 - 12:36 AM

Obama left Andrews Air Force Base aboard Air Force One Tuesday for his week long trip that will take him to Japan South Korea Malaysia and the Philippines

North Korea slams Obama's 'dangerous' Asia tour

Apr 21, 2014 - 5:46 PM

Recent Asia visits by US officials had sought to demonize N Korea s nuclear and missile programs and justify a growing US military presence in the region says the country s foreign ministry

Injured Rooney to miss United's Asian tour

Jul 12, 2013 - 2:17 PM

Manchester United s Wayne Rooney is devastated after an injury ruled him out of his team s Asian tour

GUTTED. Rooney will miss Manchester United's Asian tour. Photo by EPA/Antonio Lacerda.