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Oct 24, 2017 - 1:19 PM

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21 world leaders, UN chief to attend ASEAN summit – Paynor

Oct 24, 2017 - 10:34 AM

(UPDATED) The main summit will be held in Manila, while preparatory meetings will be held in Clark, says Ambassador Marciano Paynor Jr

BRIGHT LIGHTS. Visitors take pictures a landmark lantern marking the 50th anniversary of the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at the entrance to the venue of the 50th ASEAN regional security forum in Manila on August 8, 2017. Mohd Rasfan/AFP

How Duterte is preparing to host world leaders at ASEAN 2017

Feb 11, 2017 - 10:30 AM

This will be the first international summit Rodrigo Duterte will host as president What challenges await him?

SUMMIT HOST. President Rodrigo Duterte launches the ASEAN 2017 Business and Investment Program at the Rizal Hall of Malacañang Palace on January 24, 2017. Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

1/3 of ASEAN 2017 budget devoted to security

Feb 08, 2017 - 1:18 PM

Security is a top concern especially for April and November summits expected to be attended by up to 21 heads of state or heads of government

YEAR OF ASEAN. President Rodrigo Duterte launches the Philippines' hosting of ASEAN 2017 in Davao City in January 2017. Malacañang photo

Rappler Talk: Marciano Paynor Jr on U.S.-PH ties, ASEAN 2017

Feb 07, 2017 - 1:22 PM

Paynor talks to Rappler about the Philippines hosting of ASEAN 2017 US Philippines ties and what it s like to help Duterte prepare for his first time to host an international summit

APEC seating arrangement to allow Aquino, Xi to meet

Nov 12, 2015 - 1:09 PM

The Philippine and Chinese leaders can definitely meet to discuss bilateral issues during the APEC summit the event s organizer says

Philippines as APEC host: Bending over backwards for VIPs

Nov 12, 2015 - 10:19 AM

From security personnel diplomatic protocol the seat plan and special food requests the Philippines is preparing to be the perfect host to 20 world leaders for the APEC summit

DETAILS, DETAILS. President Aquino inspects a room for one of the APEC meetings at the Philippine International Convention Center. Malacañang Photo Bureau

APEC what? An explainer on Manila's high-profile week

Nov 11, 2015 - 6:17 PM

What s the APEC buzz about and what s in it for the so called rising tiger of Asia? Rappler explains what happens in APEC and what Manila gets out of hosting the summit

AQUINO'S SHOW. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III inspects the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) on Tuesday, November 10, 2015. The PICC is the venue of the main APEC leaders' meeting. Photo by Joseph Vidal/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Initial fleet of BMWs turned over to PH for APEC 2015

May 06, 2015 - 3:32 PM

BMW will provide more than 200 units of the BMW 7 Series Long Wheelbase Sedan and BMW 5 Series Sedan and Gran Turismo to transport APEC leaders and other dignitaries in the country

Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa, Jr. delivers his message during the symbolic BMW-APEC Turnover Ceremony at the Kalayaan Hall Grounds of the Malacañan Palace on Wednesday (May 06, 2015). The APEC 2015 National Organizing Committee (APEC-NOC) accepts a sponsored fleet of BMW vehicles from the Asian Carmakers Corporation (ACC). This year, the Philippines will host the APEC 2015 Summit.Also in photo Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario, ACC president Marcar Parco,and BMW Sr. regional Manager ,Asia Pacific Thierry Weidenbach Photo by Robert Viñas/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

'Amang' was biggest threat to Pope Francis

Jan 24, 2015 - 11:45 PM

Ambassador Paynor says the Pope did not wear any bullet proof vest inside his garment Instead what he wore was a poncho for rain protection

Gov't using cement barriers to control crowd during Pope's visit

Dec 10, 2014 - 8:19 PM

Philippine Ambassador Marciano Paynor Jr says government has to ensure that Pope Francis is well protected especially since he refuses to ride a bulletproof popemobile or wear a bulletproof vest

MAKING A POINT. Pope Francis gives a press conference aboard the plane carrying him back to Rome at the end of a five-day trip to South-Korea, on August 18, 2014. Vincenzo Pinto/AFP

'Hospitality will make APEC PH stand out'

Dec 10, 2014 - 4:48 PM

The Philippines biggest challenge to hosting APEC would be possible weather disturbances says the executive director of the APEC 2015 National Organizing Council

FILIPINO HOSPITALITY. APEC 2015 organizers say they will make APEC Philippines memorable through the country’s world-renowned hospitality. File photo by Rappler

Pope's Philippine trip 'both state and pastoral visit'

Nov 15, 2014 - 4:42 PM

Pope Francis will hold bilateral talks with the Philippine President as part of the state visit reflecting the highest level of hospitality honor and formality

HEAD OF STATE. Pope Francis is welcomed by South Korean president Park keun-hye (right, front) upon his arrival as they inspect a guard of honor at Seoul Airport in Seongnam City, South Korea on August 14, 2014. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III will also welcome Francis at the Villamor Air Base on January 15, 2015. File photo by Daniel Dal Zennaro/EPA

Elderly Fil-Am couple injured in Asiana, too

Jul 10, 2013 - 9:30 AM

The couple took the ill fated flight after a vacation in the Philippines the embassy says

FIRE OUT. An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 is seen on the runway at San Francisco International Airport after crash landing on July 6, 2013. There were no immediate reports of casualties and one apparent survivor tweeted a picture of passengers fleeing the plane. Video footage showed the jet, Flight 214 from Seoul, on its belly surrounded by firefighters. Photo by Agence France-Presse

Fil-Am, 2 sons injured in Asiana crash

Jul 09, 2013 - 11:18 PM

The Filipino American woman and her 2 children have been discharged from the hospital the Philippine consulate says

CRASH. Passengers evacuate the Asiana Airlines Boeing 777-200 that crashed while landing at the San Francisco Airport. Photo by David Eun via