Obama in Manila - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Obama in Manila


Obama vows 'ironclad' commitment to defend PH

Nov 17, 2015 - 3:45 PM

UPDATED President Barack Obama announces the transfer of 2 more ships to the Philippine Navy

PLEDGING SUPPORT. US President Barack Obama (R) speaks following a tour of the BRP Gregario Del Pilar in Manila Harbor in Manila on November 17, 2015 after arriving to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Philippine strategy towards China deserves support

May 27, 2014 - 9:00 AM

What may yet come back to haunt the Aquino administration is the lack of a thought through China strategy Its policy towards China appears to be haphazard

#TalkThursday: What does PH gain from defense deal?

May 02, 2014 - 12:03 PM

Rappler talks to Defense Undersecretary Pio Lorenzo Batino on what the country gains in the EDCA deal

Rappler Newscast | May 1, 2014

May 01, 2014 - 8:22 PM

Former Senator Saguisag hits lack of transparency in the defense deal | President Aquino warns Filipinos choose your next leader well | Families fear bodies in the ferry may never be recovered

#TalkThursday with Rene Saguisag: PH-US military deal unconstitutional?

May 01, 2014 - 4:34 PM

Rappler talks to former Senator Rene Saguisag on the constitutionality of the rushed PH US deal

DFA: Treaty obliges US to defend PH if attacked

Apr 30, 2014 - 7:35 PM

Under the MDT the US will come to the assistance of the Philippines if attacked says Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario

#DearObama: Goodbye, Mr President

Apr 30, 2014 - 2:47 PM

As I write this you are halfway home Please do not forget the promises you made to my countrymen

PH-US military deal won't offend China – Trillanes

Apr 29, 2014 - 6:23 PM

Trillanes has done back channeling negotiations between the Philippines and China regarding the West Philippine Sea dispute

BACK-CHANNELING: Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says the Philippines should be less hostile to China

After Obama, let's welcome Xi Jinping!

Apr 29, 2014 - 9:10 AM

The Philippines would have to accept the fact that it is just a pawn in the larger scheme of things between US and China relations

Aquino presses for PH inclusion in Pacific trade deal

Apr 28, 2014 - 7:01 PM

If left out of the deal the Philippines stands to lose its share of the US market to Asian neighbors Restrictions on foreign ownership in its Constitution is hampering its bid

President Benigno S. Aquino III  with His Excellency Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, during the joint press statement at the President’s Hall of the Malacañan Palace for the State Visit to the Philippines on Monday, April 28, 2014. Photo from the Malacañang Photo Bureau

Moro group fears US military intervention

Apr 28, 2014 - 2:50 PM

The Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters warns the US against meddling

Metro Manila streets named after American leaders

Apr 27, 2014 - 5:57 PM

Most of these leaders were prominent during the American occupation the Commonwealth era and World War II

Barack Obama is a-coming

Apr 26, 2014 - 8:00 AM

President Aquino would be wise to study the accomplishments his guest the US president has achieved and maybe take some cues in creating for his administration a legacy which we can be proud of

John L. Silva