Trump 'fine' with end of Philippines military pact

Asia Pacific / Politics Feb 13, 2020

Trump 'fine' with end of Philippines military pact

U.S. President Donald Trump dismissed concerns Wednesday about the Philippines canceling a major military accord, saying the decision would save Americans money. The 1998 Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) created a legal framework for the presence of U.S. troops in the Philippines and for organizing joint ...

'Unbearable pain' cuts short Philippine leader's Japan trip

National Oct 22, 2019

'Unbearable pain' cuts short Philippine leader's Japan trip

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was forced to cut short his attendance of the enthronement of Japan's emperor on Tuesday, due to what his office said was "unbearable pain" in his lower back after a motorcycle mishap last week. The health of Duterte, 74, and his ...

Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte reveals new health problem

Asia Pacific Oct 7, 2019

Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte reveals new health problem

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has disclosed that he suffers from an autoimmune disease that can potentially have serious complications, the latest condition for a leader whose health has been subject to speculation. Duterte, 74, was the oldest person to be elected president of the country ...