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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 »

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 »

39 countries urge Philippines to end drug killings - Eleven Myanmar

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Washington: “Biased and based on questionable information.” —AP Read more: ...and more »

Donald Trump to attend ASEAN in November - Deutsche Welle

US President Donald Trump had suggested he would skip a meeting of 10 southeast Asian countries that include key US allies. The White House now says he will attend after all. Donald Trump speaking in Indianapolis. US President Donald Trump has decided ...and more »

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

PH VISIT. US President Donald Trump will join other leaders in the Philippines for the ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings in November 2017. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP. MANILA, Philippines – The confirmed attendance of US President Donald Trump ...and more »

Duterte govt wants closer ties with US - The Manila Times

AFTER announcing its “military and economic separation” from the United States last year, Manila now wants to strengthen its bilateral relations with Washington by intensifying economic cooperation. In Washington, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter ...and more »

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

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 Melania Trump will travel to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam ...and more »

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

HUMAN RIGHTS. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano and United Nations Secretary General António Guterres meet at the UN headquarters in New York on September 29, 2017. Photo courtesy of DFA. MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines is willing ...and more »

Philippines welcome US President Trump's visit - Anadolu Agency

The Philippines on Saturday welcomed the confirmed attendance of US President Donald Trump to the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit (ASEAN) in Manila in November. Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella confirmed that Trump will join ...and more »

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

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.) will be visiting the ...and more »