Duterte and Asean - updates

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Duterte arrives in Singapore for ASEAN Summit

Nov 12, 2018 - 8:31 PM

Southeast Asian leaders are expected to discuss the code of conduct for the South China Sea, a few weeks before Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte hosts Chinese President Xi Jinping in Manila

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and other heads of states from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries pose for a photo during the opening ceremony of the 32nd ASEAN Summit at the Shangri-la Hotel on April 28, 2018. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

The week in photos: April 21-27, 2018

Apr 28, 2018 - 4:32 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge (L) turns to wave at the media as she is lead in with her brother Prince George of Cambridge (R) by their father Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, (C) at the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in central London, on April 23, 2018, to visit Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and their new-born son. Kate, the wife of Britain's Prince William, has given birth to a baby son, Kensington Palace announced Monday. "Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 11:01 (1001 GMT)," the palace said in a statement. The baby boy weighs eight pounds and seven ounces (3.8 kilogrammes). / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALL

Duterte arrives in India

Jan 24, 2018 - 8:14 PM

The firebrand Philippine leader touches down in New Delhi to attend an ASEAN summit and hold a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gives a warm welcome to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi prior to the start of the bilateral meeting between Philippines and India at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. Malacañan Photo

Low-key elegance: Honeylet Avanceña's ASEAN Summit looks

Nov 15, 2017 - 8:30 PM

The President's partner keeps it simple when meeting some of the most powerful people in the world

SILVER BELLE. President Duterte's partner Honeylet Avanceña looks elegant in a silver terno as she greets Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe. Malacañang Photo

Exhausted Duterte ends yearlong ASEAN hosting

Nov 15, 2017 - 12:55 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte looks forward to going home to his 'city by the sea' to be with his grandchildren and youngest daughter

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte listens to the opening remarks of Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN)-Canada 40th Anniversary Commemorative Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center on November 14, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte after ASEAN Summit: 'Everybody is scared' of terrorism

Nov 14, 2017 - 11:09 PM

'Half of the time, we discussed the issue of terrorism. Everybody is scared,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

URBAN WARFARE. The Philippine military fought ISIS-linked armed groups in Marawi City. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Trudeau tells Duterte: Canada ‘concerned’ over EJKs

Nov 14, 2017 - 1:03 PM

(UPDATED) The Canadian Prime Minister says he talked to Duterte right before the start of the ASEAN-Canada Commemorative Summit

MEETING THE PRESS. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a press conference at the International Media Center in Manila, November 14, 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Trump to meet Duterte on Asia trip dominated by North Korea

Oct 17, 2017 - 10:20 AM

Trump's first Asian tour as president will take him to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines

Trump to attend ASEAN summit after all

Sep 29, 2017 - 9:20 PM

In a statement on Friday, September 29, the White House says US President Donald Trump will visit Manila as part of a bumper November 3-14 tour that will also include stops in China, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam and the US state of Hawaii

TRUMP. This file photo taken on August 8, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump speaking about North Korea at a meeting with administration officials on the opioid addiction crisis at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Analysts: Duterte's softer stance on China 'demoralizing,' hurts ASEAN

Apr 30, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Experts express disappointment over Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte s refusal to add Chinese militarization and the international tribunal ruling in his ASEAN Chairman s statement saying there are significant consequences to his move

Duterte calls on ASEAN to help small businesses, empower women

Jan 25, 2017 - 9:53 AM

The President invites entrepreneurs businessmen and investors to attend 9 business related fora to be held in the Philippines this year as part of ASEAN 2017

FUELLING ASEAN GROWTH. President Rodrigo Duterte is assisted by Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez as he launches the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) 2017 Business and Investment Program at Malacañang Palace on January 24, 2017. Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

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

Diplomatic issues mar Duterte int'l debut

Sep 06, 2016 - 10:02 AM

The diplomatic snub clearly shows growing tensions in bilateral relations an expert says after US President Barack Obama scrapped a meeting with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

JUST ARRIVED. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte arrives at the Wattay International Airport in Vientiane on September 5, 2016 for the 28th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and related summit to be held September 6-8. Noel Celis/AFP

Duterte: I don't want to quarrel with Obama

Sep 05, 2016 - 10:48 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte blames Washington officials for criticizing his government over extrajudicial killings

HITTING WASHINGTON. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he doesn't want to quarrel with US President Barack Obama but hits Washington officials over human rights. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Expect 'statesmanlike' Duterte in ASEAN Summit – expert

Sep 05, 2016 - 5:55 PM

A Philippine foreign affairs official also says President Rodrigo Duterte has been briefed on the protocol required of a world leader at the ASEAN Summit

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during a press conference at the airport in Davao City, in southern island of Mindanao prior to his departure for Laos to attend the Asean summit on September 5, 2016. Controversial Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on September 5 vowed he would not let himself be lectured to on human rights by US President Barack Obama when they meet at a coming summit in Lao / AFP PHOTO / MANMAN DEJETO

Like Duterte, NYC chair Aiza Seguerra joins 1st int'l meeting

Sep 05, 2016 - 12:27 PM

National Youth Commission chair Aiza Seguerra is set to meet with counterparts from ASEAN in Laos

LIKE DUTERTE. National Youth Commission chair Aiza Seguerra flies to Laos to attend an international meeting for the first time. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

#AnimatED: ASEAN after The Hague

Sep 05, 2016 - 11:27 AM

Will the region’s heads of state take the lead in responding to the arbitral tribunal decision on the South China Sea?

Duterte likely to meet Putin, Abe, Modi during ASEAN Summit

Aug 31, 2016 - 8:40 AM

More country leaders are seeking a meeting with the Philippine President during the regional summit in Laos

MEETING DUTERTE. President Duterte speaks at the 18th anniversary of Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption on August 29, 2016. Photo from Presidential Photographers Division

Obama-Duterte meeting: Sea dispute ruling, human rights on the table

Aug 30, 2016 - 12:48 PM

The meeting is seen to establish rapport between the two leaders Malacañang says

Duterte to begin ASEAN tour with Brunei visit

Aug 23, 2016 - 1:25 PM

UPDATED His visit to Brunei will be his first foreign trip as Philippine President

President Rodrigo Duterte reiterates his call to stop government corruptionduring the oath-taking ceremony of newly-appointed officials in Malacañang Palace on August 15. Photo by TOTO LOZANO/PPD