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Warm Philippines welcome for Trump amid improving, irreversible ties - Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — With relations between the Philippines and the United States showing a marked improvement in recent weeks, President Duterte is looking forward to entertaining President Donald Trump during his visit to Manila next month for the ...and more »

DFA chief: Phl ready to welcome HR probe - Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is ready to welcome independent experts from the United Nations who would conduct an objective assessment of the country's human rights situation, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said. But during his ...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 »

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 »

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 '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 »

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 »

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 »