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Little hope ASEAN can rein in China in sea dispute – analyst

May 08, 2020 - 2:35 PM

The long-delayed, highly anticipated code of conduct in the coveted waterway will unlikely restrain China’s assertive actions, says US-based Asia maritime expert Greg Poling

PAG-ASA ISLAND. This photo from the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (AMTI-CSIS) shows the progress of repairs and construction on Pag-asa Island in the West Philippine Sea. Photo from AMTI-CSIS

[OPINION] In defense of democracy

Oct 18, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says in a speech in Washington DC: 'Now, more than ever, we need leaders who will step down from their pedestal and walk with the last, the least, and the lost'

CHANGE OF COMMAND. Vice President Leni Robredo, flanked by former president Fidel Ramos (to her right) and President Rodrigo Duterte, at the Armed Forces of Philippines change of command ceremony on April 18, 2018. Photo courtesy of the OVP

Global cybercrime costs $600 billion annually – study

Feb 21, 2018 - 9:54 PM

A report produced by the security firm McAfee with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) finds theft of intellectual property represents about one-fourth of the cost of cybercrime in 2017

Duterte admin 'naive' on West Philippine Sea – expert

Feb 08, 2018 - 7:00 PM

'If a bully keeps punching you over and over and over, it is naive to think he's all of a sudden going to stop and behave nicely,' Gregory Poling of CSIS tells Rappler

US-BASED EXPERT. Gregory Poling, director of the Washington-based Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, describes the Duterte administration's West Philippine Sea policy as 'well-intentioned but naive.' File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

PNP in war on drugs, DOTr Usec resigns, North Korean defector | Midday wRap

Nov 23, 2017 - 1:34 PM

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CSIS: Generasi milenial inginkan pemimpin baru

Nov 03, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Survei CSIS menunjukkan 33 persen generasi milenial menginginkan Jokowi terpilih kembali sebagai Presiden, 25 persen menginginkan Prabowo

Survei CSIS 3 Tahun Jokowi: Elektabilitas PDIP naik tipis

Sep 12, 2017 - 12:25 PM

Masalah utama parpol dalam lemahnya kepercayaan masyarakat

PERESMIAN. Ketua Umum Partai Demokrasi Indonesia Perjuangan (PDIP) Megawati Soekarnoputri (dua kiri) didampingi Menko PMK Puan Maharani (tiga kiri), Mendagri Tjahjo Kumolo (tiga kanan), dan Sekjen PDIP Hasto Kristiyanto (kiri) menekan tombol peresmian gedung baru DPP PDIP di Jalan Diponegoro, Jakarta pusat, Senin, 1 Juni 2015. Foto oleh Gatta Dewabrata/Rappler

Hasil survei CSIS: Elektabilitas Jokowi naik, masyarakat keluhkan harga sembako

Sep 12, 2017 - 11:12 AM

Tingkat elektabilitas Jokowi mencapai 50 9 jauh lebih unggul dibanding Prabowo Subianto yang hanya 24 3

ELEKTABILITAS. Berdasarkan hasil survei CSIS 2017, elektabilitas Presiden Joko “Jokowi” Widodo jika ingin maju kembali dalam Pilpres 2019 mencapai 50,9 persen. Foto oleh Romeo Gacad/AFP

New malware spreading via FB Messenger – antivirus firms

Aug 25, 2017 - 4:54 PM

Kaspersky Avira and CSIS say it spreads via a certain bit ly or t cn link sent by contacts

BAD LINK. The format of the malware's message shows the name of the user, the word 'Video,' and a bitly or t.cn link. Screenshot of message from Kaspersky.

Cayetano conceals facts about China ships near Sandy Cay

Aug 22, 2017 - 12:55 PM

While keeping the facts secret Secretary Cayetano hits Justice Carpio for using the wrong facts about Sandy Cay near Pag asa Island in the disputed West Philippine Sea

CONCEALING FACTS. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano refuses to disclose the facts about the Chinese ships reportedly guarding Sandy Cay near Pag-asa Island in the West Philippine Sea. Screen grab from Rappler video

Carpio to Duterte, Cayetano: Protest China 'invasion'

Aug 19, 2017 - 4:00 PM

By any yardstick this is a seizure of Philippine territory Justice Carpio says as Chinese ships guard a sandbar near Pag asa Island

Photos show China ships fishing near Pag-asa Island

Aug 18, 2017 - 12:55 PM

CSIS images also show more Chinese ships in the West Philippine Sea even as Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano justifies the presence of Chinese vessels there

'ACTIVELY FISHING.' This photo shows one of two Chinese ships that 'appear to be actively fishing, with their nets visibly in the water,' says the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Photo courtesy of CSIS/AMTI and DigitalGlobe

DFA defends Cayetano claim on China reclamation

Aug 11, 2017 - 3:49 PM

The DFA says the Philippines position on the South China Sea dispute is always based on the latest intelligence we have on the ground

TOP DIPLOMAT. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano speaks at the closing ceremony of the 50th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting and Related Meetings at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City. Photo courtesy of ASEAN Media Pool

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Photos prove Cayetano, Wang wrong on China reclamation

Aug 10, 2017 - 9:50 AM

CSIS releases photos that show China didn t stop its reclamation activities in 2015 as claimed by Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi

Photo courtesy of CSIS/AMTI and DigitalGlobe

Google AI shows CSI-like ability to sharpen photos

Feb 08, 2017 - 3:14 PM

A Google research team finds one way to zoom and enhance heavily pixelated photos

Apakah keberatan TNI terhadap materi pengajaran di Australia berlebihan?

Jan 06, 2017 - 6:12 PM

Pengajar Kopassus menemukan materi pengajaran yang menyudutkan TNI dan poster berisi tulisan Pancagila

KERJASAMA MILITER. Panglima TNI, Gatot Nurmantyo (kiri) tengah bersalaman dengan Panglima Angkatan Bersenjata Australia Marsekal Mark Binskin dalam pertemuan Komite Tingkat Tinggi (HLC) ke-3 tahun 2015 di Mabes Cilangkap, Jakarta Timur. Foto diambil dari situs TNI

China says weapons in South China Sea not militarization

Dec 15, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Foreign ministry spokesman: To conduct construction on China s own territory and deploy necessary national defense facilities is quite normal

China boosts defenses on South China Sea islets – US experts

Dec 15, 2016 - 8:39 AM

Ongoing satellite imagery has shown the installation of military equipment and longer runways on artificial islands in the disputed sea says US based think tank

Structures seen on a satellite image of Mischief Reef on November 15, 2016. Image courtesy CSIS/AMTI / DigitalGlobe

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Nov 02, 2016 - 7:52 PM

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Photos show China blocking access to Panatag Shoal

Nov 02, 2016 - 1:43 PM

UPDATED One of the photos is taken on October 29 a week after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte made a 4 day state visit to China

CHINA IN PANATAG. China is still blocking Filipino fishermen's access to Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal), new photos suggest. This image shows Panatag Shoal on October 29, 2016. Photo courtesy of CSIS/AMTI and DigitalGlobe

Yasay: No bilateral talks yet with China over West PH Sea

Sep 16, 2016 - 10:36 AM

Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr tells a forum in Washington DC that the Philippines and China have different standpoints on the context of such bilateral discussions

ABOUT CHINA AND THE PHILIPPINES. Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay, Jr discusses bilateral talks with China at a forum on September 15, 2016. Screen shot from YouTube.

Hangars prove China plan to 'militarize' islands

Aug 14, 2016 - 7:15 AM

China wants to establish effective control over the sea and airspace in the South China Sea analyst Gregory Poling tells Rappler

FIERY CROSS REEF. Construction of fighter-jet hangars appears complete at the southern end of the runway and is well-advanced along the middle of the airstrip,€™ the AMTI says of this satellite image dated June 3. Photo courtesy of CSIS/AMTI and DigitalGlobe

Duterte vs Sereno, Marcos burial, Michael Phelps | 12PM wRap

Aug 10, 2016 - 1:04 PM

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Photos show China building hangars in West PH Sea

Aug 10, 2016 - 8:06 AM

The hangars give China the option to base or rotate military aircraft on the islands an analyst tells Rappler

Photo courtesy of CSIS/AMTI and DigitalGlobe

PH vs China: Which countries support Beijing?

Jul 09, 2016 - 7:16 PM

UPDATED Most of China’s 10 public supporters come from Africa a continent to which China has pledged billions of dollars in aid

GLOBAL ISSUE. The disputed South China Sea (C), parts of which the Philippines claims as the West Philippine Sea, is seen on a globe for sale at a bookstore in Beijing on June 15, 2016. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

PH urged to build 'int'l consensus' amid China defiance

Jun 06, 2016 - 5:40 PM

China should understand that not acknowledging the rule of law is against its own national security and national economic interests an analyst says

PROTEST VS CHINA. Filipino students on March 3, 2016, stage a protest in Manila, Philippines, against China's aggression in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

Philippines: Does China think it's above the law?

Feb 29, 2016 - 2:26 PM

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says China actually abides by international law when we reject the Philippines request for arbitration

TOP DIPLOMAT. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks during a joint news conference with Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop (not in photo) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing, China, on February 17, 2016. Photo by Wu Hong/Pool/EPA

Beijing builds radar in South China Sea – think tank

Feb 23, 2016 - 1:50 PM

UPDATED New radar facilities being developed in the Spratlys could significantly change the operational landscape

A satellite photograph showing China’s artificial island on Cuarteron Reef, as of January 24, 2016. Image courtesy CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative/DigitalGlobe

CSIS: Hindari kampanye negatif, parpol sebaiknya segera umumkan calon dalam Pilkada DKI

Jan 25, 2016 - 6:04 PM

Basuki Ahok Tjahaja Purnama dinilai masih merupakan kandidat terkuat untuk memenangkan Pemilihan Kepala Daerah Pilkada DKI Jakarta 2017 Hingga saat ini belum ada kandidat lain dengan popularitas dan elektabilitas yang sebanding

AHOK. Gubernur DKI Jakarta Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) menyapa anak-anak saat peresmian Ruang Publik Terpadu Ramah Anak (RPTRA) Intiland Teduh Karet Tengsin, Jakarta, Rabu (30/12). Foto oleh Antara

PH must 'bite bullet' on charter change for TPP

Dec 11, 2015 - 1:47 PM

A Washington based think tank says Aquino or his successor must commit to changing economic provisions of the charter for the Philippines to complete TPP talks

TPP INTEREST. President Aquino told US President Barack Obama that the Philippines wants to join the TPP. But is he ready to join economic provisions of the Constitution to be part of the trade deal? File photo by Benhur Arcayan/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Ex-US commander says PH 'leader on rule of law'

Dec 10, 2015 - 6:30 PM

America s former naval commander in the Pacific says Going to the international tribunal to challenge China on the 9 dash line was a very brave step by the Filipino government

INTERNATIONAL LAW. Philippine foreign secretary Albert del Rosario (center) argues the Philippine case against China at the arbitral tribunal in The Hague. File photo courtesy of the Permanent Court of Arbitration

EDCA equips PH as China builds islands – ex-US admiral

Dec 10, 2015 - 1:06 PM

Former US Pacific Commander Samuel Locklear says the US will start improving infrastructure in Philippine bases if the Philippine Supreme Court upholds EDCA

MORE TRAINING. Philippine Marines simulate a beach landing exercise as part of their annual joint naval exercises with the US in October 2015. The EDCA aims to conduct more military training with Philippine forces. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

PH: ‘Disconcerting that nobody is stopping China’

Oct 07, 2015 - 12:30 PM

When asked if the Philippines can challenge China militarily the Philippines’ top diplomat says ‘Maybe in a boxing match with Manny Pacquiao ’

TOP DIPLOMAT. Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario delivers an opening statement during a hearing in July on the Philippines' case against China. File photo courtesy of the Permanent Court of Arbitration

Xi to show rising China's global role in US state visit

Sep 18, 2015 - 12:57 PM

China sees the trip as a chance to stress its self perceived status as the only nation able to rival the US in global importance with President Xi Jinping telling US business leaders of a new model of major country relations

FIRST STATE VISIT. In this file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping speak to reporters during a press conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, 12 November 12, 2014. File photo by How Hwee Young/EPA

Kucing ras langka ramaikan kontes di Bandung

Aug 31, 2015 - 4:09 PM

Ustin merupakan kucing ras Somali pertama dan satu satunya di Indonesia

Safranika Ustin, kucing ras langka Somali, mengikuti kontes kucing internasional di Bandung. Foto oleh Yuli Saputra/Rappler

UP CSI invites student hackers for Hack UP 2015

Aug 05, 2015 - 2:21 PM

Hack UP is expecting 30 teams of student hackers on September 26 27 at the GT Toyota Asian Center Auditorium and School of Economics Auditorium UP Campus Diliman Quezon City

China's 2nd suspected airstrip 'too close' to PH

Aug 04, 2015 - 5:11 PM

It s alarming in the sense that we have a pending case We are not used to seeing an unfriendly force very near us Kalayaan town mayor Eugenio Bito onon tells Rappler

Subi Reef, Spratly Islands, South China Sea. Photo courtesy of Victor Robert Lee/DigitalGlobe

'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation' canceled after 15 seasons

May 14, 2015 - 3:14 PM

The procedural crime drama wraps up with a two hour series finale and will see the return of the original cast members William Petersen and Marg Helgenberger

Vietnam defends building in South China Sea

May 14, 2015 - 1:00 PM

Vietnam has indisputable sovereignty over the Paracel and Spratly archipelagos the Vietnamese ambassador tells Rappler

VIETNAM CONSTRUCTION. This satellite image shows Vietnam's reported construction activities on Sand Cay, one of the features of the Spratly Islands in the disputed South China Sea. Photo courtesy of SIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative/DigitalGlobe

Canada passes law expanding spy agency powers, reach

May 07, 2015 - 7:50 AM

The act is written in response to attacks on Canadian soil last October

Satellite images show runway in South China Sea

Apr 17, 2015 - 5:32 PM

Before this construction China lacked the refueling and resupply capabilities to reach the southern part of the South China Sea Washington based Center for Strategic and International Studies says

KAGITINGAN REEF: Status of reclamation activities in Kagitingan (Fiery Cross) Reef as of December 12, 2014

China defends reclamation of islands in disputed territory

Apr 09, 2015 - 9:38 PM

Analysts say the pictures show how China is attempting to create facts in the water to bolster its sovereignty claims

Patricia Arquette on 'Boyhood,' Hollywood, and her new 'CSI' role

Feb 19, 2015 - 3:24 PM

The Oscar nominated actress shares her thoughts about Hollywood today love and ‘Boyhood’

What China's snub means for PH arbitration case

Dec 15, 2014 - 1:31 PM

China snubs the deadline to respond to the Philippine s arbitration case What does this mean for Manila?

Rough seas: Will PH ‘lawfare’ work vs China?

Dec 13, 2014 - 1:26 PM

Legal and foreign affairs experts say the outcome of the Philippines arbitration case is uncertain and Manila must work harder on diplomatic and military tracks

LEGAL GAMBIT. The Philippines takes China to court. Will it get the Asian superpower to comply with a ruling favoring Manila? File photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

#PugadBaboy: Crime and Education

Dec 11, 2014 - 5:00 AM