Philippines-US relations

WATCH: Manalo, Blinken hold joint press briefing in Manila
WATCH: Manalo, Blinken hold joint press briefing in Manila 
The US State Secretary visits Manila for the second time under the Marcos administration

MANILA, Philippines – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken joins his Philippine counterpart, Foreign Affairs Secretary Enrique Manalo, on Tuesday, March 19, for a press briefing during his visit to the Philippines. 

This is Blinken’s second visit to Manila under the presidency of Ferdinand Marcos Jr., and comes just a week after the high-profile visit of US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo. 

The US and the Philippines tout Blinken’s visit as focusing on trade and investment – but as tensions rise in the Indo-Pacific, it would be impossible not to include defense and security matters in the discussions.

Bookmark this page and tune in to Rappler to catch Manalo and Blinken’s joint presser when it starts at around 1:20 pm. – 

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