Obama's Asian tour - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Obama's Asian tour


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

Obama: North Korean nuclear threats are useless

Apr 25, 2014 - 10:07 PM

Threats will get North Korea nothing other than greater isolation Obama says during his visit to Seoul

‘SHOULDER TO SHOULDER.’ US President Barack Obama (L) speaks with South Korean President Park Geun-Hye (R) during their joint press conference after their meeting at Cheong Wa Dae presidential office in Seoul, South Korea, 25 April 2014. Photo by Song Kyung-Seok/Pool/EPA

Obama to spend Day 2 of PH visit with Filipino soldiers

Apr 24, 2014 - 5:06 PM

Malacañang says defense is the top agenda of Obama s visit next week April 28 29

Obama visit lifts lid on simmering Asia tensions

Apr 23, 2014 - 6:30 PM

East Asia is a tumultuous region with a multitude of fractures that the US has done little to mend over the last half century an analyst says

OBAMA. US President Barack Obama delivers remarks during an Easter Prayer Breakfast in the East Room of the White House, in Washington DC, USA, 14 April 2014. Michael Reynolds/EPA