Mon, Apr 28, 2014 -- 10:00 AM
Bay Area Filipino-Americans Closely Watching Obama's Manila VisitDownload audio (MP3)
Demonstrators clashed with police Wednesday at the U.S. embassy in Manila over President Obama's upcoming visit to the Philippines. At issue is a planned security pact that critics say will increase the U.S. military presence in the country. But many Filipinos support closer security ties and increased trade with America. We discuss U.S.-Philippines relations with members of the Bay Area Filipino-American community.
Host: Michael Krasny
- Jay Gonzalez, professor of government and Global Filipino Studies, Ageno School of Business, Golden Gate University
- Odette Keeley, host and executive producer of "New America Now", New America Media's TV program on COMCAST Hometown Network
- Terrence Valen, president of the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns
- Rodel Rodis, attorney and columnist for the Philippines-based online newspaper Inquirer.net