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Obama defends legacy in letter to American people

Jan 05, 2017 - 7:35 PM

The White House releases the president s letter along with reports from each of his cabinet secretaries describing the progress made since Obama took office 8 years ago with the world s largest economy spiralling towards depression

SUMMIT. US President Barack Obama heads to Paris to attend the 195-nation UN climate summit. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Duterte impersonates Trump, shares their conversation

Dec 07, 2016 - 10:08 PM

Duterte claims Trump told him You re doing great I know what your worry [is] about these Americans criticizing you You re doing good go ahead

CHUMMY WITH TRUMP. President Rodrigo Duterte talks to United States of America President-elect Donald Trump on the phone on December 3, 2016. Photo by Richard Madelo/PPD

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Jan 13, 2016 - 1:12 PM

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Obama announces sanctions on Russia as Ukraine tensions mount

Apr 28, 2014 - 7:40 PM

Speaking in the Philippines the US President said the sanctions would include export restrictions on high tech goods in a bid to ratchet up pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin

Obama courts Malaysia while nudging on rights

Apr 27, 2014 - 7:57 PM

The US President also offered continued US support in the search for missing flight MH370

OBAMA IN MALAYSIA. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (R) and US President Barrack Obama attend a joint press conference at the Seri Perdana Building official residence in Putrajaya, Malaysia, 27 April 2014. Photo by Ahmad Yusni/EPA

Obama: one eye on Asia, another on global turbulence

Apr 26, 2014 - 12:49 PM

Foreign policy crises are chasing Barack Obama around Asia drawing his attention from a key region and providing fodder for domestic critics who see him as a toothless leader outmaneuvered by foes like Russia s Vladimir Putin

South Korean President Park Geun-hye (R) and US President Barack Obama (L) walk during a welcome ceremony at the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul, South Korea, 25 April 2014. Obama arrived in South Korea 25 April, to meet his counterpart Park Geun Hye and discuss their countries' security alliance and concerns over the North's nuclear weapons programme. EPA/YONHAP SOUTH KOREA OUT

#DearObama: Speak to my people

Apr 26, 2014 - 8:28 AM

I just need you to address Filipinos with the same passion you address the American people

#DearObama: Pinoy netizens speak up on the US President's visit

Apr 24, 2014 - 1:22 PM

Ahead of President Obama s visit MovePH asked Filipinos to write to President Obama on what they think he should know about the Philippines and Filipinos

North Korea slams Obama's 'dangerous' Asia tour

Apr 21, 2014 - 5:46 PM

Recent Asia visits by US officials had sought to demonize N Korea s nuclear and missile programs and justify a growing US military presence in the region says the country s foreign ministry

Japan, S. Korea to discuss 'comfort women' before Obama visit

Apr 13, 2014 - 7:47 PM

The issue will be discussed by the two governments in intensive discussions to improve conditions surrounding relations the Japanese foreign ministry said in a statement

PH 'won't rush defense accord' for Obama visit

Mar 08, 2014 - 6:52 PM

For the government it is not deadlines but the quality and content of the agreement that is more worthy of attention

Obama grasps for momentum in 2014 State of the Union address

Jan 26, 2014 - 8:42 PM

Obama will seize one of his diminishing windows to command the domestic political stage and literally talk over the heads of lawmakers blocking his agenda to speak directly to the American people

OBAMA'S FIFTH SOTU. US President Barack Obama will deliver his 5th State of the Union (SOTU) Address on Tuesday, January 28 (Wednesday, January 29, in the Philippines). File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

US and Iran leaders speak in historic phone call

Sep 28, 2013 - 11:22 AM

The stunning 15 minute call starting at 2:30 pm 2:30 am Manila time is the fruit of a diplomatic opening forged by Rouhani s election in June

Abbas tells Obama no talks without freeze: presidency

Mar 21, 2013 - 10:01 PM

Obama met Abbas in Ramallah in the West Bank on Thursday as part of a visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories

Obama half brother fails to win Kenya seat

Mar 10, 2013 - 10:44 PM

Malik Obama failed in in his bid to claim the seat for his home area in western Kenya

OBAMA'S KENYAN BROTHER. President Barack Obama's Kenyan half brother, Malik Obama speaks at an interview January 16, 2013 at the peaceful hamlet of Nyang'oma in Kogelo renowned as the Obama's traditional home. AFP PHOTO/Tony KARUMBA

Obama is Time's person of the year 2012

Dec 19, 2012 - 9:36 PM

Obama is both the symbol and in some ways the architect of this new America according to Time

MAN OF THE YEAR. Obama was selected Man of the Year by Time in 2008. Photo from Obama's official Facebook page

Rappler Newscast | November 9, 2012

Nov 09, 2012 - 8:52 PM

Comelec says challenging the poll body before the Supreme Court could help refine the Party List Law | Re elected US president Barack Obama gets emotional as he thanks his supporters | The SEC will file criminal complaints against 10 people for share trade fraud

Obama reflects on 'biggest mistake' in office

Jul 13, 2012 - 9:42 AM

US President Barack Obama says the biggest mistake in his 1st term is failing to give Americans a sense of unity