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Bay Area Filipino-Americans Closely Watching Obama's Manila Visit


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Activists hold an anti-U.S. protest in Manila on April 25, 2014.
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Activists hold an anti-U.S. protest in Manila on April 25, 2014.

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

Guests:

  • 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

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