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President Aquino of The Philippines bids goodbye to his fellow leaders of Asean in an emotional speech

By Aurea Calica (The Philippine Star) | Updated November 23, 2015 – 12:00am


From left, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, , Myanmar President Thein Sein, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Indonesian President Joko Widodo pose for photographs during the 10th East Asia Summit, held alongside the 27th Asean Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia yesterday. 370 more words


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Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto who remained silent about the desaparecidos in Mexico and the killing of Mexican students. 227 more words

Philippines to Join Trans-Pacific Partnership?

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III expressed interest in joining the 12-member Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which aims to reduce trade barriers among its member countries. A key stumbling block, however, is the country’s constitutional restriction on foreign ownership of land and businesses. 86 more words


Philippines Toughens Up Against China

The Philippines has forged new deals with the United States, Japan, and Vietnam to boost maritime security in the disputed South China Sea. Working on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Manila, Philippine President Benigno Aquino III secured a commitment from US President Barack Obama for two additional naval vessels. 53 more words


Philippines: Obama Meets With Aquino, Both Pledge Strong Ties

By Louis Bacani (philstar.com) | Updated November 18, 2015 – 10:17am

President Benigno Aquino III and United States President Barack Obama meet at the sidelines of the APEC summit to hold bilateral talks. 333 more words

Obama calls on China to halt land reclamation projects in South China Sea

Fox News and The Associated Press

Nov. 18, 2015: President Barack Obama, left, and Philippines’ President Benigno Aquino III, right, walk off of the stage after participating in a news conference in Manila, Philippines ahead of the start of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.  445 more words

Philippine Supreme Court Postpones Constitutionality Decision on U.S.-Philippine Security Agreement


World | Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:49am EST

The Philippine Supreme Court did not announce an expected decision on Monday on whether a new U.S.-Philippine security agreement was constitutional, a spokesman said, a reverse for President Barack Obama as he heads for Manila to attend an Asia-Pacific summit. 1,054 more words