Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Demetrio Marantis reacts as he answers questions from the media during an interview Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, in Manila's financial district of Makati, Philippines. ... more 
Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Demetrio Marantis reacts as he answers questions from the media during an interview Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, in Manila's financial district of Makati, Philippines. Marantis stated that he was in discussions with some other Southeast Asian countries including the Philippines to join President Barack Obama's flagship trade initiative, the Trans-Pacific Partnership. (AP Photo/ Pat Roque) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Pat Roque
Wed, Feb 29, 2012 7:04 AM EST