Philippine Foreign Policy

Title:

 Public sentiment on foreign security cooperation

Author:

Dindo Manhit

Source:

Inquirer.net

Date:

 February 6, 2017

Description:

The Philippines is putting to action new partners in national security. Last Wednesday, President Duterte said he had sought China’s assistance in patrolling regional waters. A day later, he reaffirmed his intention to buy weapons from Russia, specifically precision-guided munitions or “smart bombs.” There is no doubt that his administration has been clear in its efforts to grow its network of support for the armed forces’ internal security objectives. The only doubts may be in public opinion.

Tags: Commentary, Philippines-US Relations

Title:

 Philippine officials to visit Beijing to discuss investment deals, ASEAN summit

Author:

Karen Lema

Source:

Reuters

Date:

January 22, 2017 

Description:

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is sending a cabinet-level delegation to Beijing this week to meet with China's Vice Premier Wang Yang and other top Chinese officials to discuss investment deals and his country's chairmanship of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) this year. The Jan. 23-24 trip by Philippine officials includes Duterte's finance, budget, economic, public works and transport secretaries, according to a statement from the Department of Finance on Sunday.

Tags: PH-China Economic Relations, Philippines-China Relations, Wang Yang

Title:

 Palace: PH ready to work with Trump

Author:

Ed Margareth Barahan

Source:

Inquirer.net

Date:

 January 21, 2017

Description:

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella on Saturday said that the Philippines welcomes the foreign policy of United States President Donald Trump, as it “promises a more placid and mutually beneficial relationship especially with long-standing allies like us.” 

Tags: News, Philippines-US Relations, Donald Trump