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Manila's war on drugs is helping to build bridges between China and Philippines - South China Morning Post

Since his ascent to power last year, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has had two policy priorities. First and foremost is a brutal crackdown on suspected drug dealers, a bloody campaign that has claimed the lives of thousands of individuals. The ...and more »

PH open to UN rights probers 'without bias' – Cayetano - Rappler

'All we want is an impartial assessment and not outright condemnation,' Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano tells UN Secretary General António Guterres. Bea Cupin · @beacupin. Published 7:54 PM, September 30, 2017. Updated 8:17 PM, ...and more »

Trump accepts Duterte's invitation -

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has backed away from a threat to skip a summit with Southeast Asian leaders in the Philippines later this year, with the White House saying it had accepted an invitation from host President Duterte. In a statement ...and more »

Donald Trump to attend ASEAN in November - Deutsche Welle

US President Donald Trump has decided he will attend a meeting of South East Asian leaders in the Philippines in November after previously hinting that he would skip the summit. Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte had invited Trump to the meeting of the ...and more »

Cayetano to UN: Rapporteur is biased; send someone else -

The “only reason” the Philippines refuses to invite UN Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard is because she has already prejudged the country's human rights situation. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said this was one of the things Foreign ...and more »

Trump visiting PH, Asia in November for summits - CNN Philippines

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 30) — It's official. U.S. President Donald Trump is coming to the Philippines this November, and North Korea's nuclear threat tops the agenda in two upcoming summits. "President Donald J. Trump and First Lady ...and more »

Duterte, Trump to meet for first time in PH in November - ABS-CBN News

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte is set to meet United States President Donald Trump for the first time in November, Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said Saturday as he vowed a "warm welcome" for the US leader in Manila. Cayetano made the ...and more »

Philippines welcomes Trump's November visit - Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government on Saturday welcomed the upcoming visit of US President Donald Trump to Manila in November after the leader changed his mind about skipping a summit with Southeast Asian leaders. In a statement on ...and more »

PHL welcomes Trump visit to Manila, says ties 'improving, strong, irreversible' - GMA News

The Philippines has welcomed a White House announcement confirming US President Donald Trump's visit to Manila in November, with officials saying the two allies' relations are "improving" and on an upward "irreversible" path. "President Trump will ...and more »

Duterte to meet Trump in Manila next month; North Korea tops agenda - Manila Bulletin

By Argyll Cyrus Geducos. President Duterte is set to meet United States President Donald Trump for the first time in Manila next month. Malacañang confirmed Saturday that Trump (normally referred to as POTUS, which stands for President of the U.S ...and more »