US President Barack Obama speaks to reporters after touring the BRP Gregorio del Pilar in Manila. Photo: AP
US President Barack Obama speaks to reporters after touring the BRP Gregorio del Pilar in Manila. Photo: AP

In signal to China, Obama will give 2 ships to Philippines to boost its maritime security

US President Barack Obama put tensions over Beijing’s claims to the South China Sea squarely on the agenda ahead of an Asia-Pacific summit in Manila

Topic |   Apec summit 2015
US President Barack Obama speaks to reporters after touring the BRP Gregorio del Pilar in Manila. Photo: AP
US President Barack Obama speaks to reporters after touring the BRP Gregorio del Pilar in Manila. Photo: AP
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