The US in the 2016 Philippines Election

This special feature highlights how the US is discussed by the candidates of the Philippines 2016 Presidential Election, which took place on May 9, 2016.

Explore each candidate's background and experience in the US, as well as his or her positions on US-related issues.

Lead Researcher: Melissa Newcomb

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Jejomar Binay - Trans-Pacific Partnership

On joining regional trade agreements such as the TPP:“Any move for integration will certainly be beneficial for the Philippines. Considering the integration countries who are enjoying a lot of economic growth will have a lot of benefits. It will be negative for those who are having a problem with their economy.” [Source] Interview with CSIS, May 1st, 2014

“With the looming integration of the ASEAN economies, greater economic engagement with countries in the region becomes a major component of the United States…

Mar Roxas - Trans-Pacific Partnership

“Our entry into this international agreement [the TPP] is not automatic. We must first assess what the plusses and minuses are for us.” [Source] November 23, 2015

"Here's the political reality for any of you who've been following CNN, BBC: TPP is dead. There is no single American presidential candidate that is backing TPP today. I think that the way the dynamics are going in the US today, the chances for TPP are slim to none." [Source] March…