By TJ A. Burgonio
Red-dotted lapu-lapu (grouper) with pili nut crust, lobster kilawin carpaccio, baby sprouts and fiddle fern with calamansi jam were among the dishes that were served at the state dinner Malacañang hosted for President Obama Monday night.
President Barack Obama on Sunday pressed the Malaysian government to improve its human rights record and appealed to Southeast Asia’s teeming youth population to stand up for the rights of minorities and the rule of law.
US President Barack Obama heads to the Philippines Monday for the most complex leg of his Asian tour, balancing act of reassuring allies wary of a rising China while avoiding antagonizing Beijing.
By Jaymee T. Gamil
, Nikko Dizon
The entire country may as well be in a state of alert for the overnight visit here of US President Barack Obama. Military units assigned to support the Presidential Security Group (PSG), the lead agency providing security for Obama, have been placed on red alert.
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.