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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 »

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 - Inquirer.net

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 »

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

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 visit to show 'improving PH-US ties'—Palace - Inquirer.net

The Malacañang on Saturday confirmed United States President Donald Trump's visit to Manila in November to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and East Asian Summit conferences. “We confirm U.S. President Donald Trump's visit ...and more »

Trump visit 'underscores improving PH-US ties' – Malacañang - Rappler

'President Duterte is looking forward to welcome the US President in Manila,' Malacañang says a day after the White House announced President Donald Trump's attendance to the ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings ...and more »

Palace: Trump visit shows strained US-PH relations on the mend - Inquirer.net

The announced visit to the Philippines by US President Donald Trump shows that relations between Manila and Washington, strained by President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs and his frequent anti-US tirades, are on the mend, Malacañang said on ...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 »

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 »