By Julliane Love De Jesus
In Malacañang, US President Barack Obama received a warm welcome. But few meters away from the Palace, about 3,000 militants roared in anger as they protested the American head’s visit to the Philippines.
Bayan Muna plans to take its fight against the return of American bases to the Philippines to the international court amid reports that a new agreement will be signed on Monday (Apr. 28) before US President Barack Obama’s arrival.
The opening months of President Barack Obama’s second term have been a frustrating reminder of the limits of presidential power and the durability of the Washington political apparatus he disdains.
By Steven R. Hurst
Barack Obama, battered yet still popular after a bruising first term as president, raises his right hand Sunday to be sworn in for another four years as the leader of an America that is, perhaps, as divided politically and socially as at any time since the U.S. Civil War 150 years ago.
An Uzbekistan national charged with threatening the life of President Barack Obama was also charged Thursday with providing material aid to terrorism.