Obama focused on rebalancing relationships during Asia trip

By Balitang America Staff, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

April 21, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – President Barack Obama leaves for Asia on Tuesday on a four-nation tour that includes the Philippines.

His focus? To strengthen security and economic ties between the United States and its allies in the region.

Philippine Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said he expects Presidents Obama and Benigno Aquino III to discuss the strategic partnership between the US and the Philippines.

Along with his visit to the Philippines on April 28 and 29, Obama will stop in Malaysia, Japan and South Korea

White House officials say the Obama administration hopes to rebalance its Asia-Pacific relationships at a time when China continues to expand its influence in the region.

China has clashed with all four of the countries that Obama will be visiting over territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

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  • cat_idiot
    22 April 2014 at 5:28 am - Reply

    Strengthen security and security ties…..LUKO-LUKO demonyo ka BS AQUINO, panay kamalasan dinala ng pamilya mo sa Pilipinas, ni hindi mo man lang nabangit yun “TPS” ……kulungan din bagsak mo after ypur term…..NO TO US MILITARIZATION in the PACIFIC!

    • Noel Garcia
      22 April 2014 at 1:06 pm - Reply

      Then you favor CHINA than US? WW3 is just in the corner and once US, NATO and EU send soldiers in Ukraine then expect WW3 with Russia. Syria and Iran will be attack and China will attack Japan as well as South Korea to NOKOR and China to Philippines. Without US in the Pacific, China will grabbed more Territories of other countries. We need the US in the Pacific!

      • cat_idiot
        22 April 2014 at 2:48 pm - Reply

        probably we are much better under the chinese govt rather than run by “CORRUPT GOVT” , poverty level and population is much higher during BS AQUINO’s admin compare to the previous administrations….

        • PAWS
          22 April 2014 at 4:12 pm - Reply

          perhaps…..i agree

  • Mario
    22 April 2014 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    President Aquino finally realized that US is a better ally than the Chinese. If you recall, the mother Cory Aquino, was the one who kick out and shut down, the American troops at Subic and Clark Air base. During her state visit in China, to find out her roots, China gave her a carpet for ending the American domination in Asia… Today, It is a pay back for Carlyle, the US military industrial complex ,who install him to be the PH President, meaning will buy more military hardware to US.