U.S. President Barack Obama arrives in Tokyo on April 23 to begin a four-country Asian trip, marking his first visit to Japan since 2010. * Obama will stay in Japan from April 23-25 Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says in Tokyo today. Obama will meet Prime Minister Barack Obama and Emperor Akihito * Obama will stop in South Korea on April 25-26 where he will discuss ways to counter the threat posed by North Korea’s nuclear arms program with South Korean President Park Geun Hye, Park’s office says in a statement today * Obama will also visit Malaysia for the first time as president on April 26-28 * The U.S. president will then spend April 28-29 in the Philippines where he will meet President Benigno Aquino: Charles Jose, Philippine foreign affairs dept spokesman says by phone
Philippine and U.S. negotiators reached agreement on key points of a pact to boost the American troop presence as the Southeast Asian nation seeks to counter China’s push for control of disputed South China Sea territory.
Joshua Mercado is waiting for a train at the end of a kilometer-long queue that snakes down three stories from Manila’s elevated Quezon Avenue station to the sidewalk below. It’s part of his five-hour daily commute.
The Philippine Supreme Court upheld large parts of a government plan to provide free contraceptives to the poor, ruling on a landmark case that pitted President Benigno Aquino against the Catholic Church.
Teresita Sy-Coson sits down with her five siblings for lunch every Tuesday to plot the direction of the Philippines’ largest family-run conglomerate. The sessions start at 11 and invariably spill over the allotted two hours, says Sy-Coson, 63, chairman of BDO Unibank Inc. and the eldest child of Henry Sy, the country’s richest man.
Ayala Corp. will accelerate spending on power plants and infrastructure and may build schools as the Philippines’ oldest family business group ventures into new businesses, according to Chairman Jaime Augusto Zobel.