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PH seeks ‘clearer assurance’ from US

US President Barack Obama (right) and President Aquino   MALACAÑANG FILE PHOTO

With the United States assuring Japan and other Asian allies of support in their territorial disputes with China, Manila will seek a “clearer understanding” of its “strategic partnership” with Washington amid Beijing’s increasing assertiveness in the West Philippine Sea when US President Barack Obama visits the country next week.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Obama arrives in Tokyo, first stop of 4-nation tour

ASIA TOUR STARTS US President Barack Obama is welcomed by US Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy upon his arrival at Haneda International Airport in Tokyo on Wednesday night. Obama is starting a four-nation Asia-Pacific region tour with a three-day state visit to Japan. He will also visit South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines.  AP

US President Barack Obama’s travels through Asia aim to reassure partners about the renewed US commitment to the region, with an eye both to China’s rising assertiveness and the fast-growing markets that are the center of gravity for global growth.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Obama on mission to quiet skeptics of US policy in Asia

President Barack Obama. AP FILE PHOTO

Five years after refashioning US foreign policy to emphasize Asia, President Barack Obama will face questions over his strategy’s content and staying power in the region this week.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

New pact set for Obama

PORT CALL The USS Howard, an Arleigh Burke-class, guided missile destroyer from the US Pacific Fleet, arrives in Manila on Friday on a “routine” port call. BULLIT MARQUEZ/AP

Philippine negotiators are just about ready to submit proposed “key points” for an enhanced defense cooperation agreement that would give the United States wider access to Philippine military bases, as the two countries ended their eighth round of talks on Friday, raising speculation that the deal could be ready in time for US President Barack Obama’s visit on April 28-29.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

Obama visit to boost ‘enduring alliance’


US President Barack Obama’s visit to the Philippines in April is expected to further boost the enduring treaty alliance between the two countries, one which currently stands as “our deepest bilateral engagement,” according to the country’s top diplomat.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UN launches fresh appeal for emergency aid to PH

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Honorary Patron Kris Aquino gestures next to relief supplies intended for the surviving victims of the devastating flash floods that hit the southern Philippines in this Dec. 23, 2011, file photo. The office of the UNHCR on Monday, Dec. 4, 2013, said it now needed $19.2 million to deal with “primary protection issues” for communities devastated by Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” more than double the $8.3 million it had raised so far.  AFP PHOTO/JAY DIRECTO

The United Nations refugee agency has launched a fresh appeal for emergency aid for survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” which smashed into the Philippines last month, leaving nearly 6,000 people dead and close to 2,000 others missing.

Posted: December 4th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Obama calls on US to aid storm-ravaged Philippines

US President Barack Obama . AP FILE PHOTO

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday encouraged Americans to donate money to support aid for survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: “Haiyan “), which ripped through the Philippines, destroying life, property and infrastructure.

Posted: November 14th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Obama to visit PH, other Southeast Asian countries amid sea rows

US President Barack Obama.  AP  FILE PHOTO

US President Barack Obama will visit Manila during his weeklong Southeast Asian trip next month to boost alliances at a time of growing territorial tensions in the region, Malacañang said Saturday.

Posted: September 14th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino nurse hailed as role model in Obama’s State of the Union address

Filipino nurse Menchu Sanchez (2nd from right, front row) is flanked by US First Lady Michelle Obama to her right and Ms Jill Biden, wife of the US Vice President, to her left minutes before President Barack Obama delivered the State of the Union address in Washington DC Tuesday before a joint session of Congress. AP PHOTO

A Filipino nurse who led the rescue of hospitalized infants as superstorm Sandy battered New York last year was hailed by President Obama as a role model in his State of the Union Address Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) in Washington DC.

Posted: February 13th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

World celebrates Obama victory

President Barack Obama smiles after delivering his victory speech to supporters gathered in Chicago early Wednesday Nov. 7 2012. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

From his old school in Indonesia to a Japanese beach town that happens to share his name, people around the world cheered President Barack Obama’s reelection on Wednesday and expressed hope that he would help allay global conflicts and economic woes.

Posted: November 8th, 2012 in Americas,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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