By Christian V. Esguerra
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.
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.
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.
By Nikko Dizon and Tarra Quismundo
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.
By Tarra Quismundo
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.
By Tarra Quismundo
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.
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.
By Julliane Love de Jesus
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.
By Nimfa U. Rueda
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.
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.