Philippine President Duterte hit out at the U.S., saying it could forget about a military deal between both countries if he stayed in power longer.
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe is set to manage a delicate balancing act, as he hosts Philippine President Duterte and his raft of foreign policy objectives.
Unlikely, says the Council on Foreign Relations' J. Berkshire Miller, as Japan's relations with the Philippines have been economic rather than defense-based.
Duterte is unlikely to snub his Japanese counterpart given the strategic bilateral economic relationship, says Teneo Intelligence's Tobias Harris.
Ernesto Pernia, the Philippines' socioeconomic planning secretary, says his country's rebalance toward "Asian integration" is not a snub to the U.S.
The Philippine President says he's realigning himself to China's ideology, but policymakers clarify the country will not turn its back on the West.
Markets in Asia were lower on Friday as China's home prices rose, a typhoon shut down the Hong Kong market and an earthquake struck Japan.
The Philippines' Stock Exchange's Hans Sicat and Ayala Corporation's Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala say that despite the headline risk, reforms are underway.
Hans Sicat of the Philippines' Stock Exchange and Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala of Ayala Corporation give their views on the Philippine economy.
Typhoon Haima headed to Hong Kong Friday after killing at least 12 and destroying rice fields in the Philippines.
While uncertainty in the Philippines has increased, leaders in the Philippine business community appear to be relatively sanguine.
Asian geopolitics and the Philippine economy may be hit if Manila ends up breaking historic military and economic ties with the U.S.
Duterte is looking at Chinese financing for infrastructure, including railway development, in the Philippines, says FTI Consulting's Nicholas Consonery.
Economic issues are the main agenda of the trip and it is unclear whether the issue of the South China Sea will crop up, says De La Salle University's Richard Heydarian.
President Duterte will be attempting to navigate a territorial conflict while luring investments from the mainland during a four-day visit to China.
As the Philippines warms up to China, the question remains as to how it will tackle its dispute over the South China Sea, says Roberto Herrera-Lim, MD at Teneo.
The Philippine President is set to sign a regulation this month banning smoking in all public places.
The Philippine President's off-the-cuff comments seem like rhetoric but he's made good on promises to target crime and corruption, says Oxford Economics' Oliver Salmon.
Dengvaxia, the world's first dengue vaccine, has already been approved in 11 countries, including four in Asia, says Sanofi Pasteur's Ng Su Peing.
President Duterte threatened to eject American troops from his country, but that could leave the Philippines powerless against China.