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Duterte to China: 'Tell us route to take' in sea row | Evening wRap

Nov 14, 2018 - 10:16 PM

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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

Philippines overtakes China in economic growth again

Nov 16, 2017 - 12:45 PM

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, the Philippine economy's 6.9% growth performs better than China and neighboring ASEAN countries

Trump offers to mediate in South China Sea row

Nov 12, 2017 - 11:41 AM

(UPDATED) Trump's surprise proposal to insert himself into the decades-long row risks a backlash from China

TRUMP IN HANOI. US President Donald Trump, accompanied by his Vietnamese counterpart Tran Dai Quang, attends a welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi on November 12, 2017. Kham/Pool/AFP

China Premier's visit to Philippines is first in 10 years

Nov 11, 2017 - 11:00 AM

It's also the first overseas trip of Chinese Premier Li since President Xi introduced him in October as part of a team of new leaders who will usher in a 'new era' for China

PH aborts construction on Pag-asa sandbar after China protest

Nov 08, 2017 - 11:14 AM

(UPDATED) 'We tried to put some structures in one of the sandbars near our island and the Chinese reacted....The President said, "Let's pull out,"' Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana reveals at the ASEAN Leadership Forum

SOUTH CHINA SEA. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana addresses the ASEAN leadership forum on November 8, 2017, where he discussed the South China Sea dispute, among others topics. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

China, ASEAN hold joint naval drills as tensions ease

Nov 01, 2017 - 3:22 PM

The exercise followed meetings between the Chinese and Singaporean defense ministers on the sidelines of the 11th ASEAN Defense Ministers' Meeting in the Philippines in October

This photo taken on May 10, 2016 shows crew members of China's South Sea Fleet taking part in a logistics supply drill near the James Shoal area on South China Sea. Stringer/AFP

Duterte on ASEAN, New York attack | Midday wRap

Nov 01, 2017 - 12:37 PM

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South China Sea, Batangas earthquake, Honasan | Evening wRap

Aug 11, 2017 - 8:28 PM

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Palace wants ASEAN to discuss China reclamation photos

Aug 11, 2017 - 1:09 PM

While Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano insists China is no longer engaged in land reclamation in the disputed area Malacañang thinks ASEAN should tackle photos showing such activities

Bautista, Duterte, China and ASEAN | Midday wRap

Aug 07, 2017 - 1:10 PM

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Philippines to consult ASEAN on joint China sea oil search

Jul 26, 2017 - 6:41 PM

It will not be a unilateral action from the Philippines because the premise of the president is peace and stability and unilateral action by anybody leads to destabilization Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano tells reporters

JOINT SEA OIL SEARCH? China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi (L) and Philippine Foreign Affairs secretary Alan Peter Cayetano (R) attend a joint press conference in Manila on July 25, 2017. Photo by Noel Celis/ AFP

Duterte told Trump to 'keep the pressure' on N. Korea

May 24, 2017 - 8:19 PM

UPDATED A classified transcript obtained by Rappler via US based The Intercept shows that President Rodrigo Duterte views North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as the madman of this generation

PHONE CALL. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks to Chinese President Xi Jinping on the phone with the help of Special Assistant to the President Bong Go. Malacañang file photo

ASEAN+3 agree to boost financial cooperation amid global risks

May 05, 2017 - 9:53 PM

ASEAN Japan South Korea and China agree on the Yokohama Vision which serves as guiding principles for a more resilient and integrated ASEAN 3

BUFFERS ENOUGH. Philippine Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says ASEAN has enough buggers to withstand global risks. Photo by ADB

Chinese warships arrive in Davao City after ASEAN Summit

Apr 30, 2017 - 7:10 PM

The Philippine Navy says the 3 day goodwill visit of the Chinese warships includes confidence building activities between the two nations

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 22, 2017

Mar 22, 2017 - 10:40 AM

Hello Here s a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday

TOAST TO FRIENDSHIP. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Thailand Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-o-chan hold a toast for the decades-long friendship between the two countries following the signing ceremony at the Thai Koo Fah Building in Bangkok, Thailand on March 21, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./Presidential Photo

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 17, 2017

Mar 17, 2017 - 10:24 AM

Hello Here s a roundup of news you need to know this Friday

Yasay to ASEAN: Support Hague ruling on sea row

Jul 25, 2016 - 12:16 PM

Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr says the ruling on the West Philippine Sea South China Sea is final and binding

ASEAN MINISTERS. Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr (4th from left) joins other ASEAN foreign ministers during the first ASEAN meeting that he attended. Photo by Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

Divide and rule by Beijing throws ASEAN into disarray

Jul 22, 2016 - 12:00 PM

ASEAN prides itself on consensus diplomacy but divisions have never been starker with Beijing blamed for driving a wedge between members

ASEAN SUMMIT. Laos is hosting the 49th AMM and the 23rd ARF, a meeting between the foreign ministers of the ASEAN members countries and its 3 dialogue partners aimed to strengthen political, cultural and discuss the solution of global economic, including human trafficking and the South China Sea territory dispute. Photo by Nyein Chan Naing/EPA

Obama on gun control, ASEAN, Growler planes | 12PM wRap

Jun 17, 2016 - 1:22 PM

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Abu Sayyaf outsourcing, Fabella hospital, ASEAN | 12PM wRap

Jun 15, 2016 - 12:43 PM

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ASEAN ministers express 'serious concerns' over South China Sea

Jun 14, 2016 - 8:10 PM

In a rare diplomatic slap in the face for Beijing – issued on its own territory – the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ASEAN offers a sharp rebuke over China s actions in the waterway

FUELING CONCERN. New images released by the Center for Strategic and International Studies – such as this photo of Cuarteron Reef – show the extent of China's reclamation activities in the South China Sea. Photo courtesy of CSIS

Cebu Pacific wants to be official PH carrier for ASEAN-China flights

Feb 23, 2016 - 4:15 PM

Cebu Pacific also welcomes 2016 with higher passenger traffic in January

RECORD HIGH. The surge in passengers continues to be driven by strong loads on its increasing international network and strong domestic sales. Photo by Edwin Llobrera/Rappler

Japan, Indonesia agree on defense technology transfer talks

Dec 18, 2015 - 1:02 AM

The agreement comes as tensions mount over competing maritime claims in the South China Sea involving China and some of Indonesia s partners in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations including the Philippines and Vietnam

PARTNERSHIP. The agreement comes as they expand traditionally strong commercial and business ties to the field of defence and security. Photo by AFP

Typhoon Hanna, South China Sea, Gozon settlement | 12PM wRap

Aug 07, 2015 - 12:32 PM

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Can ASEAN help PH’s claim to seas?

Jun 23, 2015 - 9:30 AM

Unfortunately ASEAN will probably take a more assertive stance only if China’s aggression reaches a level that threatens more countries

PH and China’s 21st century maritime silk road

May 22, 2015 - 2:24 PM

The vision of an Asian Way of cooperation and alliance is getting closer to reality and the Philippines must be part of that vision and leave the tradition of nation state as the world blurs its borders

Aquino on ASEAN response to China: 'Very substantial progress'

Apr 29, 2015 - 12:19 PM

The Philippine president says other ASEAN countries are now more proactive in addressing China s actions in the disputed South China Sea

ASEAN CONCERNS. President Benigno Aquino III meets with members of Philippine Media delegation covering the 26th ASEAN Summit in Malaysia on April 28, 2015. Photo by Ryan Lim/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

Remulla: Trillanes a 'destroyer', Aquino at ASEAN, comet landing | The wRap

Nov 12, 2014 - 9:55 PM

Cavite Gov Jonvic Remulla: Sen Trillanes a destroyer At ASEAN no specifics from Aquino on China Europe set to make history with comet landing mission

At ASEAN, no specifics from Aquino on China

Nov 12, 2014 - 3:48 PM

Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma says there was no detailed discussion on developments over the disputed sea but gives assurances the case filed by the Philippines against China stays

NO SPECIFICS. President Benigno Aquino III gives no specifics on China's recent aggression vs the Philippines at the ASEAN Plenary Session. Malacañang Photo Bureau

#TalkThursday: ASEAN, China and the US

Aug 15, 2014 - 8:47 AM

Where are rising tensions between ASEAN and China headed? Is US intervention making things worse?

Sea row overshadows China, ASEAN, US talks

Aug 09, 2014 - 5:53 PM

UPDATED China vows clear and firm reactions to defend its interests in the South China Sea but rejects suggestions of aggression as America s top diplomat urges restraint from all claimants to the bitterly contested waters

Indonesian presidential candidates differ on South China Sea

Jun 25, 2014 - 7:41 PM

One presidential candidate believes Indonesia should play a more active role while the other says Indonesia should only meddle if it can effectively provide a solution

MEDIATOR. Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Marty Natalegawa says Indonesia's diplomatic policy is to play a role in the South China Sea dispute 'in keeping with our capacity and potential to contribute.'

PH weighs proposed ASEAN meet on South China Sea

Jun 10, 2014 - 11:12 AM

UPDATED The special meeting proposed by Indonesia is expected to send a strong signal to China

KICK-OFF. For the first time this year, Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario (first from left) and his ASEAN counterparts meet in Bagan, Myanmar. Photo by AFP

Aquino: China's airstrip affirms need for ASEAN Code of Conduct

May 19, 2014 - 6:33 PM

President Aquino says the region needs something more enforceable and operational than the current Declaration of Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea

PROTEST REJECTED. President Benigno Aquino III brought up the Mabini Reef issue during the recent ASEAN Summit in Myanmar. China, however, insists the disputed Mabini is theirs. File photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

PH prepared for possible anti-China protests during WEF

May 18, 2014 - 3:34 PM

Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma says it s likely the territorial row with China will be discussed with Vietnam on the sidelines of the WEF

UNREST. Protesters wave flags and hold placards on a street outside a factory building in Binh Duong on May 14, 2014, as anti-China protesters set more than a dozen factories on fire in Vietnam, according to state media, in an escalating backlash against Beijing's deployment of an oil rig in contested waters. AFP PHOTO / VNExpress

PH, Vietnam, China tackle transnational crime

May 13, 2014 - 6:34 PM

Amid maritime rows in the region ASEAN chiefs of police gather in Manila to discuss how to more efficiently combat crime

President Benigno S. Aquino III leads the singing of the Philippine National Anthem during the 34th Association of Southeast Asian Nations Chiefs of Police (ASEANAPOL) Conference at the Luzon Ballroom of the Sofitel Philippine Plaza in Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City on Tuesday (May 13, 2014). The Philippines is a founding member of the ASEANAPOL which held its first conference in Manila in 1981 and has been holding annual conferences since hosted by member-agencies. The PNP last hosted the 23rd ASEANAPOL conference in Manila on September 2003. Also in photo are Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II and Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Alan Purisima. (Photo by Lauro Montellano, Jr. / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

ASEAN alarm over China sea spat

May 12, 2014 - 1:14 PM

The communique from the ASEAN follows a summit on Sunday that was dominated by escalating maritime tensions

Sea row dominates as ASEAN leaders meet

May 11, 2014 - 7:13 AM

UPDATED ASEAN foreign ministers expressed serious concerns over the on going developments in a joint statement released on the eve of the summit

PH Navy chief: Maritime security, US, and big challenges

Apr 26, 2014 - 10:56 AM

Vice Admiral Jose Luis Alano is retiring on May 1 He shares his biggest lessons recalls the challenges and leaves a message to his successor

Rappler Newscast | January 17, 2014

Jan 17, 2014 - 8:08 PM

The Philippines rallies ASEAN against China’s laws Mindanao floods leave at least 34 dead half million displaced Bangkok blast injures at least 28

DFA chief breaks 'niceties' to defend PH – report

Jul 03, 2013 - 8:38 PM

Secretary Albert del Rosario engages in testy exchanges with his Chinese counterpart over South China Sea issues at the Asean meet says a Reuters report

DISPUTED AREA. China claims virtually all of the West Philippine Sea even within the 200-nautical-mile Philippine Exclusive Economic Zone. Graphic by Bardo Wu

US eyes progress on South China Sea tensions

Jun 06, 2013 - 12:42 PM

I think there seems to be an understanding that at a future date maybe sometime this year they will announce a formal beginning of negotiations on a code of conduct says a U S official

DISPUTED. This territory west of the Philippines is claimed by six countries

EU supports ASEAN in South China Sea issue

May 17, 2013 - 3:38 PM

The European Union reiterates support for a peaceful settlement of the South China Sea disputes

IN SESSION. This general view shows leaders attending the start of round table meetings at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Bandar Seri Begawan on April 25, 2013. AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN

Rappler Newscast | April 25, 2013

Apr 25, 2013 - 9:46 PM

Southeast Asian leaders ask Beijing for a “code of conduct” for the South China Sea PH comes closer to elevating its claim to islands in the South China Sea NSCB s head defends its poverty data

ASEAN leaders to tackle China, trade

Apr 24, 2013 - 1:27 PM

The annual summit of the 10 member ASEAN comes after the bloc suffered deep splits last year linked to territorial disputes with China over the resource rich South China Sea

ASEAN-U.S. LEADERS. The "family photo" of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and US summit at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh on November 19, 2012. From left: Philippine President Benigno Aquino, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, US President Barack Obama, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Laos Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and Myanmar President Thein Sein. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad

Southeast Asian leaders aim to patch maritime rifts

Apr 22, 2013 - 1:21 PM

One of the priorities this year is to see a legally binding code of conduct on the sea agreed between the group and China by the end of year

ASEAN-U.S. LEADERS. The "family photo" of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and US summit at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh on November 19, 2012. From left: Philippine President Benigno Aquino, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, US President Barack Obama, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Laos Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and Myanmar President Thein Sein. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad

Brunei to seek S. China Sea code of conduct

Jan 14, 2013 - 9:16 PM

Brunei has assumed the chair of Asean for 2013 at a time when tension over sweeping Chinese claims to the sea have rattled the region

#TalkThursday: Philippines and the global landscape

Dec 27, 2012 - 11:16 AM

Senior Adviser and Director of the Southeast Asia Program Ernest Bower talks to Rappler about the potential of a truly united ASEAN