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Filipino shuttlers bow out in Badminton Asia quarters

Feb 14, 2020 - 9:37 PM

Top-ranked Indonesia ousts the Philippines in the men’s quarterfinals of the 2020 Badminton Asia Team Championships

GALLANTE EFFORT. Philippine bets Alvin Morada and Ariel Magnaye manage to put up a fight against their Indonesian foes. Photo release

IN PHOTOS: Indonesia forest fire haze reaches the Philippines

Sep 21, 2019 - 10:37 PM

Haze from the forest fires raging in Indonesia drifts across central and southern Philippines

HAZE.  Haze seen from the North Reclamation Area in Cebu City. Photo by Ryan Macasero/Rappler

Philippines-Indonesia maritime boundary treaty now in force

Aug 02, 2019 - 2:24 PM

The agreement enters into force 25 years after the Philippines and Indonesia first discussed it in June 1994

IN FORCE. Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr (left) and Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi (right) signed the 'Protocols of Exchange' of the instruments of ratification concerning the boundary agreement between the two countries. Photo by Anthony Cornista/DFA

Duterte, Jokowi hail historic deal on sea boundaries

Jun 23, 2019 - 9:37 AM

The Philippines and Indonesia say the landmark agreement is a 'valuable example of peaceful and rules-based settlement of maritime borders'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte holds a bilateral meeting with Indonesian President Joko Widodo on the sidelines of the 34th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit at The Athenee Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand on June 22, 2019. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Senate approves Philippines-Indonesia maritime boundary treaty

Jun 03, 2019 - 6:45 PM

Under the treaty, there will be a clear boundary between the two nations, helping Filipino and Indonesian fishermen to operate peacefully and properly

MARITIME BOUNDARY DEAL. The map shows the exclusive economic zone boundary between the Philippines and Indonesia. Photo courtesy of DFA

Why Philippines and Indonesia are prone to natural hazards

Oct 18, 2018 - 7:35 PM

Just like Indonesia, the Philippines has a big earthquake looming in its future. This raises an important question: what makes the Philippines and Indonesia prone to natural hazards?

Southeast Asia's poorest mostly Filipinos, Indonesians – ASEAN report

Nov 19, 2017 - 2:55 PM

The report notes, however, that extreme poverty in the region dropped to 7% as of 2013 from a high of 17% in 2005

A man living under the Estero de Vitas bridge washes clothes at his home in Tondo in Manila on July 16, 2017. The Philippine economy has sustained one of the fastest growth rates in Asia, official data showed on May 18, 2017 which analysts said signalled strong economic leadership from President Rodrigo Duterte even as he wages a deadly drug war. / AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

Indonesian President Jokowi arrives in PH for ASEAN Summit

Nov 12, 2017 - 12:07 PM

It is not the first time the leader of ASEAN's largest democracy has visited the Philippines under President Rodrigo Duterte, with both having paid state visits to each other's countries

JOINT EFFORTS. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Indonesian President Joko Widodo hold a meeting at Malacañang Palace in April 2017. Malacañang file photo

How Facebook has affected ASEAN democracies

Nov 11, 2017 - 8:00 AM

With over 300 million monthly active Facebook users in Southeast Asia, various countries in the region, including those under military or one-party rule, have already seen how Facebook has negatively impacted their democracies

After Marawi terror, military heightens alert on PH-Indonesia maritime border

Oct 18, 2017 - 9:21 PM

The Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao says it's doing this 'to prevent possible spillover' of the threat since the Marawi terrorist leaders were killed

MARITIME COOPERATION. In this file photo, Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa (left) and then Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario finish signing a historic maritime deal between their countries. Behind them, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Philippine President Benigno Aquino III as witnesses. File photo by Rey Baniquet/PCOO/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Duterte and Jokowi, Revilla, Sabio | Evening wRap

Jun 22, 2017 - 9:01 PM

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ASEAN countries eye fight vs terror in social media

Jun 22, 2017 - 7:55 PM

The Philippines Indonesia and Malaysia will also study a proposal to stop the flow of terrorist financing after a rare security meeting

RARE MEETING. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano (C) delivers a joint statement after his meeting with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi (L) and Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman (R) in Manila on June 22, 2017. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Duterte, McCann, US immigration policy | Evening wRap

Jun 16, 2017 - 8:52 PM

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Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia to meet on terrorism

Jun 16, 2017 - 4:20 PM

In a meeting hosted by the Philippines the 3 countries top diplomats and security officials aim to forge a team effort against terrorism

TERROR ATTACK. Fire rages in Marawi City on May 23 after an attack by the terrorist Maute Group. File photo from @du_kartoffel

Norwood, De Ocampo proud of new Gilas generation

May 19, 2017 - 12:06 AM

Gabe Norwood and Ranidel De Ocampo are on hand as the Philippines secures FIBA Asia Cup and Asian Qualifiers slots

PROUD. Gabe Norwood (L) celebrates with his Gilas brothers after winning the SEABA tilt. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Gilas Pilipinas still kings of SEABA after beating Indonesia

May 18, 2017 - 11:45 PM

The Philippines will now move on to the FIBA Asia Cup and the Asian Qualifiers later in the year

LABAN PILIPINAS. Calvin Abueva proudly holds up the Philippine flag. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Reyes: Jalalon will be 'really special' for Gilas Pilipinas

May 18, 2017 - 11:20 PM

I really like the development and the play of Jio Jalalon says Chot Reyes

UNOFFICIAL MVP. Jio Jalalon is coach Chot Reyes' personal choice for Most Valuable Player for SEABA 2017. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Gilas Pilipinas rules SEABA once more, books FIBA Asia Cup ticket

May 18, 2017 - 8:42 PM

UPDATED The Philippines rips Indonesia in the final game to finish the 2017 SEABA Men s Championship at 6 0 Gilas will also go to the Asian Qualifiers

CHAMPIONS. Gilas Pilipinas reigns supreme over Southeast Asian basketball again. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Indonesia braces for rampaging Gilas Pilipinas in SEABA title game

May 18, 2017 - 4:11 PM

The highly favored Philippines takes on Indonesia to determine the champion of the 2017 SEABA Men s Championship

READY TO GO. Jamarr Johnson and Indonesia will aim to upset the Philippines in the 2017 SEABA Men's Championship. Photo from PBA Images

LIVE UPDATES: Philippines vs Indonesia – 2017 SEABA Championships

May 17, 2017 - 9:35 PM

Get updates on Gilas Pilipinas virtual gold medal match against Indonesia as well as Batang Gilas final game versus Malaysia in the 2017 SEABA Championships

Century Properties, Indonesia's Bakrie forming joint venture for 3 developments

May 03, 2017 - 9:25 PM

The joint venture which also involves the Philippines most valued startup will create themed mixed use developments

Duterte, Jokowi launch PH-Indonesia shipping route

Apr 30, 2017 - 2:23 PM

Both leaders expect a boost in trade between the two countries with the opening of the new Davao General Santos Bitung route

LAUNCH. Philippines President Rodrigo Roa Duterte welcomes Indonesian President Joko Widodo upon his arrival at the Francisco Bangoy International Aiport in Davao City for the launching of the Davao-General Santos-Bitung Roll-on/Roll-off (RORO) shipping service on April 30, 2017. Photo by Presidential Photo

Indonesia's Widodo, Brunei Sultan to visit PH in April

Apr 19, 2017 - 1:45 PM

The visits of President Widodo and Sultan Bolkiah coincide with the 30th ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings

VISITORS. Indonesian President Joko Widodo (left) and Sultan Bolkiah of Brunei will visit the Philippines in April 2017

The bleak future of undocumented migrant workers in ASEAN

Feb 13, 2017 - 11:00 AM

PART 2: ASEAN countries view the issue of undocumented migrant workers differently Singapore and Malaysia view it as a security threat while the Philippines and Indonesia as a matter of human rights

File photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

Sex trafficking: Taiwanese police find Indonesian, Filipina women trapped in small dorm

Jan 23, 2017 - 7:33 PM

A Taiwanese man and his Filipina wife were apprehended for forcing 10 Southeast Asian women to become sex workers

TRAFFICKED. 10 Southeast Asian women were forced to become sex workers by a couple in Taiwan. Photo from Kaohsiung City Police

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 16, 2017

Jan 16, 2017 - 12:00 PM

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BATTLE VS FAKE NEWS. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the so-called 'Facebook Innovation Hub' in Berlin, Germany on February 25, 2016. File photo by Kay Nietfeld/AFP

No report of notorious ISIS fighter entering PH – AFP chief

Dec 18, 2016 - 4:36 PM

Despite calls to Southeast Asian ISIS fighters to set up base in the Philippines the Philippine military says notorious Indonesian fighter Bahrun Naim is not in the country

ISIS FIGHTER IN PH? Indonesian Police Inspector General Boy Rafli Amar, Head of the Indonesian Police Public Relations Division in Jakarta, is claiming an Indonesian-born ISIS fighter has left Syria for the Philippines. Photo from Antara

Wisata alam Filipina: Dari sungai bawah tanah hingga jelajah pulau

Dec 02, 2016 - 8:40 AM

Sebentar lagi musim liburan Jika bicara tentang wisata alam negara mana sih yang jadi tujuan kalian? Destinasi seperti apakah yang bisa dinikmati dan mudah dijangkau dari Jakarta atau Denpasar?

Azkals draw Indonesia in AFF Suzuki Cup

Nov 22, 2016 - 9:56 PM

The path to the next round looks much tougher for the Filipinos

DRAW. The Philippine Azkals draw Indonesia 2-2. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Shock and angst in Asia as Trump rises

Nov 09, 2016 - 2:11 PM

Viewers at election watching events around Asia stared at giant screens tallying the returns as they digested the impact of Trump possibly heading the world s most powerful nation

Supporters of US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton gather to watch elections results at a bar in Sydney, Australia on November 9, 2016. William West/AFP

4 PH terror groups link up with pro-ISIS fighters in region

Oct 25, 2016 - 3:27 PM

A Jakarta based think tank warns of cross border extremist operations citing the Davao City bombing in September as proof of these linkages in Southeast Asia

EVIDENCE OF LINKAGES. Jakarta-based think tank IPAC says the bombing of a night market in Davao City is evidence of linkages between Mindanao extremist groups with foreign jihadists. Rappler file photo

Why Indonesia’s new counterterrorism strategy could be its best yet

Oct 12, 2016 - 2:33 PM

The new counterterrorism chief is using an inclusive government approach that aims to eliminate the root causes of terrorism

MULTISECTORAL APPROACH. The new counterterrorism chief Suhardi Alius is aiming to address root causes of terrorism. Photo by Rappler

Southeast Asia now biggest piracy hotspot – report

Sep 19, 2016 - 1:04 PM

The Philippine based bandit group Abu Sayyaf is instrumental in a number of these attacks in 2015 the International Maritime Bureau reports

Duterte said he 'will not interfere' with Indonesian laws – Palace

Sep 12, 2016 - 4:53 PM

There was no endorsement [of Mary Jane Veloso s execution] He simply said follow your own laws says Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella

TWO PRESIDENTS. President Rodrigo Duterte meets with Indonesian President Joko Widodo at Istana Merdeka in Jakarta on September 9, 2016. KING RODRIGUEZ/ PPD

5 things Duterte and Jokowi are expected to discuss

Sep 08, 2016 - 9:00 AM

From their respective drug wars to the Abu Sayyaf which include Indonesians as their hostages here are 5 things Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte and Indonesian president Joko Widodo are likely to talk about

What happened when Indonesia ‘withdrew’ from the United Nations

Aug 22, 2016 - 9:13 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte s threat to leave the United Nations is not the first from a nation s leader Indonesia attempted to leave the organization in 1965 Here s what happened

Another Indonesian kidnapped in Sulu Sea

Aug 07, 2016 - 4:02 PM

The kidnapping took place August 3 in waters off the northeast of Sabah state on the Malaysian side of Borneo island Indonesia s ambassador to Malaysia says

Indonesia's new police chief: Region needs 'to stick together against Abu Sayyaf'

Jun 24, 2016 - 9:56 PM

New police chief Tito Karnavian urges cooperation between the Philippines Indonesia and Malaysia in addressing the terrorist group

UNITY. Counter-terrorism specialist and new police chief Tito Karnavian says Malysia, Indonesia and the Philippines must unite against terrorism. File photo from JICT

Suspected Abu Sayyaf members kidnap ship crew

Jun 23, 2016 - 10:16 AM

Armed men believed to be members of the notorious group seize 7 of 13 crew members from a cargo ship manned by Indonesian and Malaysian sailors a source tells Rappler

Ombudsman record, PH federalism, Singapore | 6PM wRap

Jun 10, 2016 - 8:30 PM

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Duterte on dictatorship, Trump's abortion remark, ASEAN health | 12PM wRap

Mar 31, 2016 - 1:06 PM

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12M of stunted children in ASEAN live in PH, Indonesia – report

Mar 30, 2016 - 6:45 PM

The Regional Report on Nutrition Security in ASEAN highlights the challenges of child nutrition in the region including the double burden of malnutrition

Bank heist probe, EgyptAir, Comelec on Pacquiao | 6PM wRap

Mar 29, 2016 - 7:07 PM

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Ungoverned spaces and extremism

Jan 31, 2016 - 4:45 PM

Governments urgently need to address the precursors that litter the region making it easier for people aiming to emulate or follow ISIS

Indonesian police patrol near the site of a bomb blast earlier in the day, in front of a shopping mall in Jakarta, Indonesia, 14 January 2016. Seven people, including five suspected attackers, died in bomb blasts and gunfire in the centre of the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Thursday, officials said, in what the country's president described as an act of terrorism. Photo by Bagus Indahono/EPA

Nielsen: PH consumer confidence slides to 3rd globally

Nov 03, 2015 - 5:20 PM

Consumer confidence across a number of Southeast Asia markets dips in the third quarter of the year says Nielsen

TOP PRIORITY. Similar with the consumers in Southeast Asia, Filipino consumers continue to give financial security top priority, says Nielsen. Image from Shutterstock

Robredo’s numbers, Mendoza in UN, Air France strike | 6PM wRap

Oct 06, 2015 - 6:51 PM

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Embattled Malaysia PM skips anti-corruption summit

Sep 02, 2015 - 3:35 PM

The head of global watchdog Transparency International asks Malaysia s prime minister: Who paid the money and why? Where did it go?

epa04743008 Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak speaks to members of the media during a news conference at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 11 May 2015. The United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) party's supreme council on 11 May expressed its full support for its president Najib Razak, despite calls for his resignation as Prime minister ahead of the party's 69th anniversary celebrations on 11 May. EPA/FAZRY ISMAIL

Malaysia PM's fund scandal clouds anti-corruption summit

Sep 01, 2015 - 11:23 AM

The pressure for Prime Minister Najib Razak to account for a state investment fund scandal builds as Malaysia hosts the world s top anti corruption conference this week

MALAYSIANS' IRE. Protesters are seen reflected on a portrait of Prime Minister Najib Razak during a demonstration in Kuala Lumpur on August 30, 2015. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Indonesian volleyball player motivated vs PH by gender questions

Jun 10, 2015 - 9:23 PM

If I am the one who is in the wrong then I will withdraw but this is not the case and I am not afraid said Indonesian volleyball player Aprilia Manganang

Singaporean player Aprilia Manganang had her gender questioned by Philippine officials prior to their match. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Gilas cadets pummel Indonesia by 29 in SEA Games men's basketball

Jun 10, 2015 - 3:36 PM

The Gilas cadets finished strong for a dominant opening win at the 2015 SEA Games

Kiefer Ravena, Prince Rivero and Marcus Douthit of Gilas led the Philippines to an overwhelming victory. Photo from SEA Games Twitter